COVID-19 Statement from the Chair

It will not be a surprise to you to learn that the 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This came after much discussion and consideration by the Organising Committee with our various providers.

The new dates for the BBS are Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 August 2021 and hereafter will be referred to as the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium.

We have confirmed the availability of the Mackay Entertainment Centre (MECC) and other key suppliers and can easily transfer the extensive planning and preparations to the new dates. This gives all of us more time to plan and prepare for an even better event which we are sure you will want to be part of. The Dinosaur Safari has unfortunately been cancelled due to insufficient funds and any registrations for this will be refunded in full.

What happens now?

We understand that the postponement of the Symposium raises questions in regards to current registrations, sponsorships, payments and accommodation booked.

Please click here to view a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to assist you to navigate your way forward.