May 17 2017

Rolling out on ground preparations

We are pleased to say that preparations are well under way for this year’s Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo. The map below displays areas we have set up to cater for all exhibitors registered so far. These include three art galleries situated in the amazing historical armaments magazine.

We have also booked the main “Lecture Theatre” for lectures and talks by world experts on leading research and conservation efforts, as well as the smaller “Presentation Hall” for the use of eco tour and eco lodge operators to tempt people with slides, videos and talks about the birds and wildlife they have on offer for their clientele.


A list of exhibitors will be available on our website soon, with updates on a regular basis. Although we are currently catering for 100 exhibitors we have the flexibility to expand to cover up to double this number as demand increases.

This year we have interest from eco tour operators and lodges from across Australia and from as far away Chile, Columbia, South Africa, Tanzania and the Pacific to tempt your travel bug and offer you the opportunity to indulge your passion for wildlife photography.

Several photographic and optical equipment distributors and retailers will be on site with displays of the widest range of the latest equipment. There will be equipment to match all needs and budgets, and experts will be on hand to advise you.


Because of the very limited car parking area close to the main gate of the fair we have secured the use of the very large P5 Car Park for the convenience of our visitors. This is just across the road from the “Armory”. However, for those not wanting to walk the ¾ km to the main exhibition area we will have a constant shuttle bus service (every ten minutes) to the main gate drop off bay. Other options include a pleasant walk through the Narawang Wetlands (created in the lead up to the 2000 “Green Olympics”) and a “short cut” walk through the Armory grounds to the main event.

2017 Bird Fair Map - SOPA layout