AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Proposed Host of the 17th International Radiation Protection Association Congress 2028

The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) hopes to welcome you all to experience a region that offers the perfect mix of city sophistication and a stunning natural playground. 


Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the proposed host of The International Radiation Protection Association Congress, 2028.

Auckland is known in Māori, New Zealand’s indigenous culture, as Tāmaki Makaurau, “a place desired by many”, and it’s easy to see why.

The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) hopes to welcome you all to experience a region that offers the perfect mix of city sophistication and a stunning natural playground.

Māori culture remains an important part of everything Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland has to offer. Throughout the congress IRPA delegates will experience ‘manaakitanga’ (warm hospitality), and every interaction with it will be a truly genuine experience.

If successful, ARPS will plan a congress theme around the 120th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to New Zealand born Ernest Rutherford for his works in the chemistry of radioactive substances.

We invite you to spend some time here learning more about Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Why New Zealand

Here are excellent reasons to bring IRPA 17 to New Zealand in 2028:

  • We are world leaders in radon issues in geothermal power production.
  • Easily accessible from overseas.
  • The New Zealand International Convention Centre, a state-of-the-art venue will operate as carbon neutral, one of only two of its kind in the world.
  • New Zealand is a bucket list destination – stunning natural backdrops, diverse experiences and activities and a warm, genuine hospitality that stays with you long after you leave.
  • New Zealand is a safe destination to visit, voted 2nd on the Global Peace Index.

High Level Support & Experienced Team

A successful IRPA 17 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland is guaranteed with the following prominent leaders and organisations support across New Zealand and Australia to ARPS and IRPA:

  • Mayor of Auckland
  • The New Zealand Office of Radiation Safety
  • The Institute of Environmental Science and Research
  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Centre for Radiation Research, Education and Innovation
  • Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Rio Tinto Uranium
  • Global Medical Solutions
  • Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
  • Tourism New Zealand

In safe hands

ARPS has run an annual conference since 1975 to ensure the radiation protection society remains relevant, and in tune with the changing needs of everyone in the industry.

Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland also has a strong track record of hosting seamless and memorable conferences and business events. In 2019 the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Auckland 3rd in Australasia for the number of business events hosted.

Successful conferences held in the city in 2019 include:

  • The International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • International Semantic Web Conference
  • International Society Gastro Intestinal Hereditary Tumours Conference
  • International Neonatal Nurses Conference

About the Host Organisation

ARPS was founded in 1975 and has more than 250 members engaged in radiation protection activities.

Members are involved in a variety of activities designed to ensure the safe use of both ionizing and non‑ionizing radiation for a wide variety of applications, in medicine, pure and applied science, industry and mining.

The Society was renamed the Australasian Radiation Protection Society in 1997 to reflect the increasing involvement of members from outside of Australia, particularly from New Zealand.

The primary objective of the society is to promote the principles, and practice of radiation protection, and to this end it seeks to:

  • Establish, and maintain professional standards of radiation protection practice
  • Encourage co‑operation among persons engaged in radiation protection activities
  • Provide for and give support to scientific meetings on topics related to radiation protection
  • Encourage publications in the field of radiation protection

Meet the Team

ARPS has established the following leadership team for the IRPA 17.

Brent Rogers

ARPS President

Brad Cassels

Victoria, Australia Expert Advisor on Radiation

Cameron Jeffries

Senior Medical Physicist South Australia


Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is an innovative globally connected city and the economic powerhouse of New Zealand — a country ranked first in the world for ease of doing business.

Your host city, Auckland

Auckland, where world-class facilities, spectacular landscapes and city sophistication combine.

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In Auckland’s central business district alone you’ll find 7,000 rooms from 5 to 2 star.

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Auckland is more than a city, it’s a region of contrasts waiting to be explored.

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The city centre's many lively dining precincts are all within walking distance to major hotels and the conference venue, providing the perfect kick‑start or wind‑down to a day.

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Accessible New Zealand

Well-connected by major international airlines, traveling to New Zealand to attend a conference is easy.

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Pre and Post Travel

New Zealand is a destination where everything’s close — stunning natural backdrops, diverse experiences and activities and a warm, genuine hospitality that stays with you long after your flight home.

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