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International Conferences

10th - 14th Mar 2025

Woolongong, Australia

The International Sheep Veterinary Association and Australian Veterinary Association are proud to collaborate on the 11th International Sheep Veterinary Congress in Wollongong, Australia!

The Congress theme is: ‘HEALTHY SHEEP TO FEED AND CLOTHE THE WORLD’, reflecting Australia’s position as the world’s largest exporting nation of sheep meat and wool, and the high health status of the Australian sheep flock.

2025 marks 28 years since the International Sheep Veterinary Congress was last held in Australia, so this Congress provides the opportunity for a new generation of sheep veterinarians to engage with world leading researchers in the field, and experience extensive sheep production systems. Australia has the second largest sheep flock in the world.

Australian sheep veterinarians have achieved many notable, historical successes, such as eradicating sheep scab, scrapie and FMD, developing the first anthrax vaccine, as well as the pioneering work with footrot, trace mineral nutrition and in parasitology, especially with nematodiasis, cutaneous myiasis and pediculosis (body lice).

View the ISVC 2025 promotional video here

Preparations are well underway in Australia for the 11th International Sheep Veterinary Congress.  Please visit the Australian Veterinary Association website for more information and upcoming dates.

Currently it is planned to have three streams over 4 days, focussing on different sheep production systems, with the plan to also welcome abstracts on goats and camelids:

  • Extensive
  • Intensive
  • Periurban

Anticipated time lines for the conference are:

  • Website launch and call for abstracts – 15 December, 2023
  • Launch of Conference framework – 10 March, 2024
  • Research abstracts close – 15 May, 2024
  • Registrations open – 10 June, 2024
  • Registrations close – 15 February, 2025

Wollongong or “the Gong” as it is fondly referred to by locals and return visitors, is the third largest city in NSW located just 75km’s south of Sydney on the Pacific coast.
The congress will be held at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Conference Centre, that features 14 multi-function rooms and extensive exhibition space with views over the coastline and escarpment.
The fabulous coastal routes dotted with crystal clear coves boast some of the world’s most pristine beaches stretching for many kilometres.
Enjoy the backdrop of the Illawarra Escarpment which is covered with World Heritage National Parks and rainforests.

The Australian bid document is available for download (pdf) (size 6.7 mb)



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