Global civil society activity in Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, tropical savannas in the north, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Australia is ranked #15 over a 20 year period,
with 5675 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Australia is ranked #16 in 2021, with 123 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Adelaide Convention Centre


The multi-award winning Adelaide Convention Centreenjoys a global reputation for excellence and is consistently ranked among the world's top convention centres. Our reputation is second to none and is founded on superior product, world-class facilities, and constant maintenance of already exceptional standards.

Furthermore, our staff are dedicated and meticulous in planning to ensure every event held at the Centre reaches your high expectations.

The Centre stages everything from national and international conferences and exhibitions to cocktail parties, major outdoor events, launches, breakfasts, banquets board meetings and more.

The multi purpose convention, exhibition and banquet facilities at the Centre, are highly flexible and affordable. Our international-standard conference facilities include a Plenary Hall that can seat up to 3500 delegates and 10,400 m2 of pillarless exhibition space. The Plenary Hall’s tiered seating sections can be raised or lowered individually to create either theatre style seating, or a flat floor for banquets and other large functions.

The Centre also offers 14 serviced meeting rooms which are ideal for break-out sessions, workshops, intimate luncheons, dinners or cocktail gatherings. The meeting rooms can accommodate between 30 and 200 people and each is fully equipped with a motorised screen, data projector, DVD player and lectern with microphone.

An expansive atrium links the plenary and exhibition halls, conference and banquet areas. Guests are able to enjoy beautiful, uninterrupted garden and river views from the pre-function areas.

The Centre employs the very latest event technology - and has the staff who know how to use it. Our highly skilled in-house team can handle every aspect of event technical and production requirements. From webstreaming to creating your very own personalised smart phone event app, we offer the latest technology and services to enhance your business and make your event unique.

Local UIA Partner



The true value of global meetings to a host city and participants alike is in the opportunity to exchange extraordinary ideas. To collaborate, ignite genius and experience a challenging meeting of minds.

That’s the business of BESydney. Backed by government, industry and academia, we win global meetings for Australia – where this remarkable city and its people provide the environment needed to generate genuine progress. All done with global impact in mind. We bid. We connect. We inspire.

The specialist bidding services organisation responsible for attracting global meetings to Sydney, we’re local experts with remarkable connections, growing Australia’s international reputation as one of the world’s most memorable hosts. Financially supported and backed by the New South Wales (NSW) State Government, our services are free and unbiased.

We're a not-for-profit company with a focus on value creation. Our global team partners with clients to win a range of global meetings. Backed by experience and built on relationships, we work with our clients to deliver their legacy. Put simply, we bid for global meetings for Sydney and Australia. Our focus on creating global outcomes drives success for our clients, our city and our country.

Organizations based in Australia

International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification - Sydney NSW
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association - Acton ACT
World Society of Victimology - Holden Hill SA
International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains - Melbourne VIC
International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care - Gold Coast QLD
Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations - Ipswich QLD
KPro Study Group - Penrith NSW
International Consortium for Court Excellence - Melbourne VIC
CJD International Support Alliance - Sydney NSW
Sacro Occipital Technic Organization International - Burleigh QLD
International Aviation Training and Education Organisation - Ipswich QLD
Gelatin Manufacturers Association of Asia Pacific - Taren Point NSW
WKF Australia and Oceania - Mandurah WA
Australasian Sports Technology Alliance - Bundoora VIC
Asian-Pacific Society of Hypertension - Melbourne VIC
Asia Pacific Democrat Union - Canberra ACT
Asia Pacific Sociological Association - Sydney NSW
Asian and Oceanian Myology Centre - Parkville VIC
Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association - Sydney NSW
Oceania Cycling Federation - Prospect SA
Asia and Pacific Band Directors' Association - Port Macquarie NSW
Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association - Brunswick VIC
Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia - Mosman NSW
International Society for Behavioral Ecology - Melbourne VIC
Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society - Morisset NSW

View More profiles (841) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Australia

2034 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Morisset NSW

2028 International Geographical CongressInternational Geographical Union - Melbourne VIC

2028 International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP)International Society for Plant Pathology - Gold Coast QLD

2028 International Congress of Psychology (ICP)International Union of Psychological Science - Melbourne VIC

2027 CongressInternational Numismatic Council - Melbourne VIC

2026 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Melbourne VIC

2026 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society - Sydney NSW

2026 World CongressInternational Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies - Brisbane QLD

2026 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Adelaide SA

2025 I-CORS World Orthopaedic Research Congress (WORC)International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies - Adelaide SA

2025 International Data WeekCommittee on Data for Science and Technology - Brisbane QLD

2025 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (WCMPBE)International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine - Adelaide SA

2025 IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical EngineeringInternational Organization for Medical PhysicsInternational Federation for Medical and Biological EngineeringAustralasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in MedicineInternational Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine

2025 World CongressInternational Society for Diseases of the Esophagus - Brisbane QLD

2025 Asia-Pacific Radio Science ConferenceUnion radio-scientifique internationale - Sydney NSW

View More Future Events (112) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Australia

2023 Annual Congress – World Cat Congress - Launceston TAS
2023 Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference – AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - Sydney NSW
2023 International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) – International Symposium on Audit Research - Sydney NSW
2023 Asia Pacific Regional Conference – World Aquaculture Society - Darwin NT
2023 Annual International Conference – World Aquaculture Society - Darwin NT
2023 International Congress of Actuaries – International Actuarial Association - Sydney NSW
2023 Annual Convention – Global Pulse Confederation - Sydney NSW
2023 Biennial General Meeting – International Association of Consulting Actuaries - Sydney NSW
2023 Annual Convention – Rotary International - Melbourne VIC
2023 Meeting – International Actuarial Association - Sydney NSW
2023 ATC Conference – Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping - Gold Coast QLD
2023 Corrections Technology Conference – International Corrections and Prisons Association for the Advancement of Professional Corrections - Adelaide SA
2023 Electrochemistry for Energy, Environment and Health – International Society of Electrochemistry - Gold Coast QLD
2023 Annual Scientific Meeting – Australasian College of Phlebology - Adelaide SA
2023 Annual Scientific Meeting – Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group - Perth WA

View More Past Events (12225) in The International Congress Calendar

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