Support Australia’s bid to host IRPA18;
and then plan your visit to Darwin Australia
Support Australia’s bid to host IRPA18;
and experience Australian hospitality
IRPA18 in Australia will be a congress full of unique experiences, new friendships and most of all, fun and adventure
Enrich your senses … Support Australia’s bid to host IRPA18
Discover Practical Solutions in Australia’s Northern Territory … Support Australia’s bid
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The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) is seeking the support of IRPA Associate Societies to host the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) 18 International Congress, in the vibrant and unique city of Darwin, Northern Territory.
Radiation Protection in Australasia is wide and diverse, covering nuclear and radiation research, radiopharmaceutical production, uranium mining and NORM management, industrial and medical uses of radiation, transport, radioactive waste management, defence and emergency management.
Recent advances in theranostics, critical mineral production and development on nuclear powered submarines puts Australasia on the front line of radiation protection.
Australasia is also recognised internationally, with many leadership, technical and contributory roles on UNSCEAR, ICRP, IAEA and IRPA.
IRPA has always been important to ARPS with ARPS becoming an early member of IRPA in 1977. This led to Australia hosting the very successful IRPA7 conference in Sydney, 1988.
Please visit us at IRPA16, Booth 13, to learn more about our bid to host IRPA18.
Paula Veevers


ARPS is the peak body representing radiation protection practitioners in the Australasian region and we are recognised for our regional leadership, being an original founder and the current Chair of the Asia Oceanic Association for Radiation Protection (AOARP). ARPS was formed in 1975 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2025.
Come and say hello to the team from ARPS at Booth 13.

Paula Veevers


Brent Le Vert

Vice President

Brent Rogers

Chair ICSC IRPA16, ARPS Bid Champion

Jim Hondros

Member of the ICPC IRPA16 committee

Cameron Jeffries

Member of IRPA Executive Council

Drew Watson

Program Reviewer IRPA16

Matthew Wiggins


Amy MacIntosh


Phil Allanson


ARPS IRPA18 Bid is supported by these organisations


Australia’s Northern Territory offers a multi-sensory experience that transcends the physical and connects you to the land, the ancient culture and the people.
The Northern Territory offers contemporary meeting spaces, immersive experiences, and unique offsite venues framed by iconic landscapes.

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, one of seven states and two territories that make up Australia.

Visiting Darwin, you’ll experience a safe, welcoming, and friendly destination that offers multi-sensory experiences, encouraging meaningful connections to the land, ancient culture, and people.
Boasting a tropical climate and relaxed atmosphere, Darwin serves as a key international gateway to Australia, with the international airport only a 15-minute drive from the world-class, award-winning Darwin Convention Centre.
Renowned for its ancient landscapes, nature-based experiences and rich cultural heritage dating back 65,000 years, Darwin is an inclusive, diverse and truly remarkable business events destination.

Darwin International Airport offers direct flights to most Australian capital cities; consider exploring another part of Australia pre or post conference. 

Find more about what you can see and do in the Northern Territory. 

Travelling to the Northern Territory

Darwin is Australia’s gateway to Asia which offers seamless connectivity onto the rest of the world. The Northern Territory regions of Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru are also within easy reach of all Australian capital cities.
Singapore is Darwin’s primary international hub, which provides one-stop connectivity with Southeast Asia, North Asia (China, Japan, Korea etc), South Asia and the sub-continent (India, Sri Lanka etc), UK/Europe, South Africa and North America.
Walk through the Field of Light Uluru
The Northern Territory is known for spectacular scenery and an array of stunning natural colours – but there’s nothing quite like the Field of Light located in the shadow of Uluru.
Created by acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, the spectacular Uluru light show – made up of more than 50,000 solar lights – contrasts perfectly with the setting sun and the brilliant night sky.


The venue for IRPA18 will be the Darwin Convention Centre. Perfectly suited to multi day conferences and trade expos, close to accommodation, restaurants and cafes, and you can even take a swim at lunchtime if you fancy.
Take a tour and see what awaits you.