Once you have registered you will be emailed a confirmation and PDF tax invoice. A PDF receipt will be attached if you pay by credit card.

You can log back into your registration to make updates, changes and payments.

If you are booking and paying for a group of delegates to attend please use this portal.  Each delegate will have their individual registration record but you will receive a single invoice.  Ensure you have all details of their registration prior to commencing including contact details, position and affiliation and dietary requirements.

Rooms have been reserved for delegates at the hotels near the venue and can be booked when registering.

Provisional overview of the conference program and functions.

Biographies and photos of speakers invited to present.  This page will be updated as planning proceeds.

Some suggestions for things to do and see around Melbourne during your visit.

Full Registrations

Early registration closes midnight AEST 6 April 2020

AUD$315 – Member
AUD$470 – Non-Member
AUD$170 – Member Concession* (student / retiree / casuals)

AUD$515 – Member
AUD$570 – Non-Member
AUD$270 – Member Concession* (student / retiree / casuals)

  • All conference sessions (3 days)
  • Morning tea each day (3 days)
  • Lunch each day (3 days)
  • Afternoon tea each day (3 days)
  • Delegate App and Pocket Program
  • Conference Farewell Drinks (Thursday)

Delegates may purchase a ticket or tickets to the Wednesday evening Conference Dinner for $75 during the registration process.

Day Registrations

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

AUD$270 per day

  • Sessions on one day
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Delegate App and Pocket Program

Delegates may purchase a ticket or tickets to the Wednesday evening Conference Dinner for $75 during the registration process.



Early bird registrations close AEST midnight 6 April 2020.  Delegates registering after this date will need to pay the ‘Late’ rate.


To join up or renew your ASAA membership visit the ASAA website. We will cross-check your membership status when you register for the conference.


The student rate is for full time students that are current financial members of ASAA only.  You will be asked to upload a picture of your current student ID when registering.


This rate is for retired current financial members of ASAA only.


The casual rate is for current financial ASAA members who are on short term contracts or casual work arrangements, rather than a continuing or ongoing academic position. When registering you will be asked to upload either a health care card (Australian citizens) or a short letter from your supervisor in the main department or school in which you work on letterhead verifying you are a casual / short term (less than one year contract) employee. If you have a part-time or full-time job, you should apply for the full-time conference rate.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy

Payment is due within 7 days of submitting your registration. If you are registering within 30 days of the conference you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online.

Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a receipt will also be attached.

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include GST.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out appropriate insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

Neither the Committee or Conference Design Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the conference or for theft or damage to belongings.

Credit Card Payments

Credit card charges appear as Conference Design Pty Ltd on your card statement. When using the online payment system credit cards are processed directly by ANZ eGate and Conference Design does not store or transmit your credit card details. ANZ eGate is a secure and PCI compliant platform.


Given the current advice from the Australian Government, any registration cancellation requests are subject to the cancellation policy listed below and as agreed to when registering for the conference. In regard to the Coronavirus, we continue to monitor advice from the Australian Government. 

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled up to 60 days prior to the Conference will be eligible for a full refund where payment was made online by credit card. In all other cases a $150 cancellation fee will be charged. All cancellations must be advised via email to Conference Design.

Cancellations notified after this date will not be eligible for any refund, however another person may attend the Conference.


Due to strict visa requirements for the countries listed below, registrations and presentations will not be confirmed until the applicant has obtained a visa.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cóte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Algeria, Libya, Egypt.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT Reference shown on your Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email Conference Design the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference.

  • BSB: 017 324
  • Account #: 1085 82575
  • Account Name: Conference Design Pty Ltd
  • Bank: ANZ Bank, 61 Liverpool Street, Hobart 7000
  • Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Conference Cancellation or Postponement

The members of the Committee and Conference Design Pty Ltd do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event of the Conference being cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen event or any other event that renders performance of this conference inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

An unforeseen event shall include, but shall not be limited to: an Act of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

In the event the conference is cancelled partial refunds will be issued after the payment of conference liabilities and expenses.


The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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