On behalf of the organising committee we would like to say a big thankyou to all of you for attending the 2013 SETAC AU Melbourne conference. The conference was a great success and would not have been possible without your participation. Thank you to the session chairs for ensuring the scientific sessions ran very smoothly and a special thankyou to all the speakers, including our four excellent plenaries, as well as all the SETAC Student members. Sponsorship greatly helped the conference this year and we would like to thank all sponsors for their support, and in particular to those that supported Student Prizes. The quality of student oral and poster presentations was outstanding this year and we were very pleased to be able to award a variety of prizes.