The East Coast Protein Meeting
26th-28th July 2019, Coffs Harbour NSW

Aerial view of Opal Cove

Conference Venue

The organising committee has selected the same venue used for previous editions of the ECPM: the beautiful Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour. Located 5 minutes North of Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway, Opal Cove Resort is right on the beach at Korora Bay; ideally situated for a variety of activities from bush walking in the national park to surfing in the Pacific Ocean. As well as secluded beach front, the resort also boasts a freshwater lagoon. The resort is surrounded by 36 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest, and has a 9-hole golf hourse, tennis courts, heated swimming pool, spa and massage facilities for delegates to enjoy.

How to Get There
Coffs Harbour is located between Sydney and Brisbane, and is about 5 hours or 6 hours drive from each city, respectively. The Resort is located only a short distance from the Airport and Bus/Rail terminals, so is easily accessible by all forms of transport.

View from the beach

Trains for Coffs Harbour leave Sydney at 7:08am on Friday morning and arrive at 3:58pm in Coffs Harbour. For concession prices, contact CountryLink ticket sales on 132-232 (within Australia).
From Brisbane, trains leave at 5:55am and arrive at 11:05am in Coffs Harbour.

Buses between Coffs Harbour and Sydney and Coffs Harbour and Brisbane run at various times. Below are the most suitable times. Contact Greyhound Buslines.
Brisbane to Coffs Harbour:  Departs Brisbane 6:30am, arrives Coffs Harbour 2:25pm.
Sydney to Coffs Harbour:  There is no suitable direct bus, unless you plan to arrive the day ahead of the meeting.

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Tiger Air all fly to Coffs Harbour direct from Sydney, or from Brisbane (via Sydney). The venue can provide free mini-bus transfer by prior arrangement, but this is limited to only 8 people. For groups larger than 8 people it is suggested that taxi services will probably be quicker.

This event is a joint initiative of the Sydney Protein Group and the Queensland Protein Group, who are both special interest groups of the ASBMB.
last update: 7th May 2015, ©2011 Michael Landsberg ©2005 Joel Mackay