The Western Australian Reptile Expo 2017
16 July, 2017

Will be back stay tuned!

The West Australian Herpetological Society’s Reptile Expo is on again in 2017!

Come down and join us for a family-fun day to remember, we’ll have lizards, snakes, frogs, stalls, vets and more!

Pre-purchase tickets are currently available for a discount that won’t be available at the door. Save yourself some time queuing and plan ahead!

Here’s a look at the 2015 WAHS Reptile Expo.

Special thanks to Steve Tuckey.

This year the Reptile Expo will be held at Claremont Showground. With a bigger venue and there will be more things to see and do!




We will have a range of interesting talks available on the day, including:

  • The Unusual Pet Vets – Common mistakes in reptile keeping
  • Animal Ark – Snake avoidance training for dogs, what does it involve, and is it for you?
  • St John Ambulance – Snake Bite First Aid
  • Curtin University Behavioural Ecology Lab – Some exciting research coming out on skinks, monitor lizards and snakes

More to come! If you are a wildlife educator or researcher and would like to use this unique platform to reach a wide audience, get in touch and let us know!


A big thank you to Exo Terra who have kindly donated a Large Extra Tall All Glass Terrarium for the raffle. Tickets will be available on the day priced at $2 for 3 tickets. The draw will be made at 4:30pm and if the winner is present they can take it away on the day.

Product info: Exo Terra – Large Extra Tall All Glass Terrarium

Dimensions (h x w x d): 935 x 925 x 485 mm

Front window ventilation. Dual doors for an escape-free access. Waterproof bottom. Raised bottom frame. Stainless steel mesh cover. Locks to prevent escape. Easy-twist screen cover lock. Closable inlets & cut outs for wires/tubing.

(enclosure only accessories not included).

Expo Meal

This year’s WAHS Gala Expo Dinner will be held onsite at the Showgrounds. There will be a buffet dinner and a licensed bar doors open from 7pm at the ‘Round Bar’ next to the Silver Jubilee Pavilion, with onsite parking close by (entry through Gate 8). With guest speakers Neville Burns and his scruffy ‘wrangler’ sidekick John McGrath will be making the long journey west to join us for dinner.

This is a rare chance to meet a couple of old school Aussie herping legends in a relaxed social atmosphere that is not to be missed.

Tickets are $60 – tickets are limited to 80 so book yours early!

Neville Burns

Neville has spent a lifetime working with reptiles and building up a catalogue of entertaining anecdotes – some of which are even based on truth! He is an old mate of busho’s but we won’t hold that against him.

John McGrath

Photo Competition

  • 1st prize - High res

    Fenger backpack camera bag + more!
    (camera and lenses not included).

  • 2nd prize - high res

    Meike Macro ring flash and more!
    (camera and lens not included).

  • 1st prize - low res

    5 piece universal lens kit + more!
    (phone not included).

  • 2nd prize - low res

    portable mini clip on infill ring light + more!
    (phone not included).

See the WAHS Photo comp rules for the complete list of prizes!

The photography competition is now closed. The categories were:

  • Expo Banner (the winning image will be used on promotional material and the banner for the next reptile expo)
  • High Resolution Images
  • Lower Resolution Images (phone and tablet created images)
  • Free edited (open image manipulation)

Congratulations to our finalists: Sophie Cross, Ross Mc Gibbon, Peter Szamosi, Josh Harniess, Todd Harvey, Mike Brown, Amy Prendergast, Ray Scanlan, Sarah Bell, Soraya Haynes, Veronica Philips, Cody Bensted, Paul Jones, and Michael Dick.

commiserations to those who didn’t win.

The rules are still available here: WAHS Photo comp rules


Chemical Essentials

Sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant. Who will be providing F10 hand sanitiser at the expo.

iHerpe Australia

An Australian based digital interactive magazine dedicated to herperology and the growing hobby of keeping reptiles and amphibians. proudly supporting WAHS.

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