Pre-conference workshops and Field Trips  (1st to 4th December 2023)

Between Friday 1 and Monday 4 December 2023 there will be several pre-conference workshops and field trips. When booking flights and accommodation please consider the details below.

Coastal Safety Field Trip (1st to 3rd December 2023)

This field trip will take delegates to Margaret River (3 ½ hours south of Perth) to the Surf Life Saving WA Training Centre for a range of workshops, site visits and demonstrations. Buses will leave Perth at around lunchtime on Friday 1st December, and return late afternoon on Sunday 3rd December 2023. The field trip will be inclusive of accommodation, meals, and transportation.

Drowning Prevention Research and Policy Workshops (2nd – 3rd December 2023)

These workshops will take places across Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. Topics will include drowning research priorities, behaviour change, cultural approaches to prevention and emerging leader’s workshop.

They will be held in Fremantle, a unique and picturesque coastal town about 30 minutes by car or train from Perth. Our recommendation is that people plan to arrive on Friday 1st December, and consider staying in Fremantle to maximise opportunity to enjoy the retreat like feel of networking with fellow delegates before transferring to Perth on Sunday evening.

Aquatic Leisure Management Field Trip (2nd December 2023)

On Saturday 2nd December there will be a tour of Perth Aquatic and Leisure Centres with a range of workshops planned.

Rottnest Day Trip – Including participation in Swim Thru Rottnest (2nd December 2023)

Visit the home of the famous Quokka selfie and participate in the 1600m Community Swim Thru Rottnest event.

Swimming and Water Safety Education Field Trip and Workshop (3rd December 2023)

This workshop will take place on Sunday 3rd December at a range of locations including opportunities to witness innovative programs at swim schools, aquatic centres, and coastal locations across Perth.

Other Tours and Meetings

Organisers are planning the following activities that adds to your experience of WA and encourages you to network with other delegates who share your interests.

  • Cultural Tour – Perth Waterways (3 and 4 December 2023)
  • Heritage Tour (4th December 2023)


Pre- conference meetings 4th December 2023

On Monday 4th December meetings will be held at the Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), and other locations around Perth. The ILS Board Meeting will take place at PCEC. Technical meetings in key themes will occur at PCEC, although some activities may also take place within 25minutes of Perth CBD. 

WCDP2023 day one 5th December 2023

The conference will open at 8:30am and continue until 5:30pm.  There will be a  conference welcome function at PCEC on the evening of the 5th.

WDCP2023 day two 6th December 2023

The conference will open at 8:30am and continue until 5:30pm.  The conference dinner will be held at PCEC during the evening session.

WCDP2023 day three 7th December 2023

The conference will open at 8:30am and continue until 5:30pm.  There will be optional activities, possibly a closing party during the evening session.

Post-conference meetings

Friday 8th December 2023 is retained for any additional meetings or workshops. None are scheduled at present.