2022 IDA Conference

8-10 November 2022

This year, on 8-10 November, we’ll be returning to Yulara.

The annual IDA Conference is the largest gathering of desert rangers in Australia. At the conference, we focus on strengthening the alliance, yarning about matters of regional importance, sharing information and most importantly, connecting with each other.

There has been a record number of registrations for the first major in-person IDA event since 2019. The Conference register reached capacity in early August with representation from 50 Ranger teams across the desert. Apologies for those unable to make it and we hope to see many more next year.

Download the Conference poster and start counting down to the 8th of November!

Watch this video from the 2019 IDA Conference to see what it's all about and get inspired!

IDA Awards

The IDA is excited to announce that nominations are open for the inaugural IDA Awards. The IDA Awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of rangers across the desert and their commitment to looking after country.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2022 IDA Conference during a special evening celebration.

Award categories include:

  • Emerging Male Ranger of the Year – open to any male Ranger aged under 23
  • Emerging Female Ranger of the Year – open to any female Ranger aged under 23
  • Male Ranger of the Year – open to any male Ranger aged 23-44
  • Female Ranger of the Year – open to any female Ranger aged 23-44
  • Senior Male Ranger of the Year – open to any male Ranger aged 45 and over
  • Senior Female Ranger of the Year – open to any female Ranger aged 45 and over
  • Ranger Coordinator of the Year – open to any Ranger or IPA Coordinator currently employed

If you’d like to start a nomination, please click here.

Nominations are due by 30 September 2022.

*For the purposes of these awards, a Ranger is considered any individual paid to perform land management and/or cultural activities under a Ranger program. This includes all permanent, part-time, and casual employment.

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