Registration Desk/ Secretariat
Wednesday 24 May 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 25th May 7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 26th May 8:00am - 3:30pm
SCAA National Ambrose Championship
Sandhurst Golf Club
Wednesday 24 May
SCAA Lawn Bowls Event
Heidelberg Bowls Club
Wednesday 24 May
Conference Technical Programme
Commences 9:30am Thursday 25 May
ACS Exhibition
Commences 10:00am Thursday 25 May
Conference Lunches
Welcome Function
Wednesday 24 May 5:30pm
Official Conference Dinner
Post-Dinner event
Thursday 25 May from 6:00pm
Women in Coatings Breakfast
Thursday 25 May 7:00am
by invitation only
Young Chemist’s Cocktail Party
Thursday 25 May 6:00pm
by invitation only
Closing Function
Friday 26 May
At the conclusion of the conference approx 5:00pm


We are still getting the complete programme locked in so check here later for updates


The Pullman Albert Park

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004

Pullman Albert Park has been chosen as the location for the conference. Located in the bay side suburb of Albert Park, The Pullman offers accommodation, a variety of conference facilities and fine food with an accredited Covid19 safety plan.


Rooms at both the Mercure and the Pullman are being held by the hotel but will begin being released by the hotel 20/2/2023 so registrants are encouraged to book their room early.

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates so registrants are encouraged to book their room early to ensure they can access the conference rate and conditions


Bookings are to made direct with the hotel – more details to come


Room Rates are for 1-2 People

Pullman Classic Guest Room$220 Room Only, per night
Mercure Standard Guest Room$180 Room Only, per night
Buffet Breakfast

$25 per person, per day and must be booked at time of reservation. Breakfasts booked on site are charged at $38 per person

Guest Room Rates:
  • Rates are based on single and/or twin occupancy
  • The above rates are quoted on a per room, per night basis, and include 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST). All room rates quoted are subject to adjustment without prior notice in line with any changes in government policy.
  • The above rate is valid for pre or post stays of up to 2 days (subject to availability)
  • All credit card payments are subject to a 1.1% surcharge
  • Guestroom rate includes Free breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Rooms are subject to availability and once the standard room type is sold, charges apply for upgraded room types
Check-In & Check-Out:
  • Check-in time from 2:00pm hours and check-out time is 11.00 am
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply
How to Book

Bookings are to made direct with the hotel – more details to come


The Conference Organisers have not organised alternate accommodation but other hotels and motels of varying price ranges are available nearby.



If you were able to join us at the 2022 Australian Coatings Show what an amazing experience and opportunity for our industry to come together after the events of the preceding two years.

In 2023 the Committee have made the decision to make some changes – in addition to our technical program we will offer four paid speaker slots – two on each day of the program – where the presentations will be commercial in nature. The remainder of the program will continue with the strong technical focus that has underpinned the Australian Coatings Show.

Please contact for more information if you’re interested in securing one of the four commercial speaker slots.

For technical papers: your paper could relate to new technologies, research, applications, methodologies, strategies, ideas or challenges that the industry may face in the future and must think about now. All technical papers are to be prepared to the level for publication in the standard scientific journal format – commercial names etc. are strongly discouraged with the focus to be on technically relevant information and data.

An abstract of the paper, together with details of the author/presenter, should be sent to the Technical committee for perusal prior to the conference. Details of the conference format and delivery of the presentation will be discussed with presenters when the final program has been set.

Please email by Friday 16th December to express your interest in presenting at the 2023 Australian Coatings Show.


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Location and Climate

The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is ideally located on Queens Road overlooking Albert Park Lake and the renowned Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix track. The hotel is in close proximity to the Melbourne CBD and vibrant St Kilda giving guests access to an array of dining and leisure options. The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is also one of Melbourne's largest conference and events centres, featuring 31 function rooms catering for up to 1600 guests.

The Time Zone for Melbourne at the time of the conference is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (ZE+10)

Phone Area Code is 03 in Australia or +613 for international calls.

Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather. In May the average daily maximum temperature is around 17°C and the average nightly minimum temperature is around 10°C. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed.

Clothing and Dress

Dress Standard for the conference is Smart Casual while the Official Conference dinner is Semi-Formal

Conference Prices

Full Time Registration

Thursday 25 May & Friday 25 May

Includes Thursday, Friday lunches, morning and afternoon teas, Welcome Function and Official dinner

Early Bird - Register before 20/3/2023$990
Standard Member - Register after 20/3/2023$1200
Retired Member$440
Non Member$1550
Speaker Registration
(When attending full time)

Part Time Registration

Thursday 25 May Or Friday 25 May

price includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea on the day

SCAA Member Rate
SCAA Non-Member Rate

Social and Partners

Wednesday Welcome Function$140
Thursday Night Gala Dinner$200

Terms and Conditions


Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference registration address.

Cancellations received:

On or before 30/3/2023 will incur a $100 cancellation fee
After 30/3/2023 will receive 50% refund of registration fee

There will be no refund for cancellations after 1/5/2023



The Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates. It is recommended that at the time of registration you take out appropriate insurance to cover any such losses as well as loss of fees, deposits, airfares etc through cancellation or any other cause. In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The Conference Organisers accept no responsibility for any claims concerning health or travel insurance.



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Our conference is being held on the lands of the Bunurong people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.

We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be attending.