The first Mercon was held in Busselton WA in 2016. Eighteen participants from Australia and beyond enjoyed beach swims, meeting the Hamelin Bay stingrays, and a Gala evening. It has since become a 3 day annual ticketed event moving state to state with the 2017 event held once again in Busselton and the 2018 convention hosted in Manly NSW. The 2018 event gathered 52 attendees as well as guest speakers, workshops and a fundraising competition. The 2019 host city is Adelaide, South Australia.
Mercon Australia is a non-for-profit community group for mermaids and mermen of all levels, whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out we welcome all of our finned friends. We believe that mermaiding is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Our aim is to inspire and empower by connecting our members to people and nature in a friendly and accepting environment.