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. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), 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, 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.

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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.

Organizations based in Australia

International Mycological Association - Westmead NSW
International Society for Music Education - Malvern VIC
International Union of Phlebology - Chatswood NSW
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification - Sydney NSW
International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering - Clayton VIC
Imaging and Perimetric Society - Melbourne VIC
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association - Acton ACT
World Deaf Golf Federation - Mitcham VIC
International Abilympic Federation - Perth WA
World Society of Victimology - Holden Hill SA
International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains - Melbourne VIC
Global CCS Institute - Melbourne VIC
International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - St Leonards NSW
World Pool-Billiard Association - Oatley NSW
International Council of Coloproctology - Randwick NSW
International Association of Manichaean Studies - Sydney NSW
World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education - Melbourne VIC
International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care - Gold Coast QLD
International Society of Engineering Asset Management - Brisbane QLD
International Detention Coalition - Melbourne VIC
Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations - Ipswich QLD
Global Water Research Coalition - Stirling SA
KPro Study Group - Penrith NSW
Association of International Seafood Professionals - Southbank VIC
International Consortium for Court Excellence - Melbourne VIC

View More profiles (847) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Australia

2034 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Melbourne VIC

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

2028 International Geographical CongressInternational Geographical Union - Melbourne VIC

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

2027 CongressInternational Numismatic Council - Melbourne VIC

2026 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society - Sydney NSW

2026 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Melbourne VIC

2026 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Adelaide SA

2025 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical EngineeringInternational Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine - Adelaide SA

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

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

2025 World Scholar's Cup Global RoundWorld Scholar's Cup - Melbourne VIC

2025 Quadrennial International MeetingWorld Federation of Neuroscience Nurses - Darwin NT

2025 Annual MeetingOrganization for Human Brain Mapping - Brisbane QLD

2025 International Sheep Veterinary CongressInternational Sheep Veterinary Association - Wollongong NSW

View More Future Events (104) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Australia

2022 International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC) – Membrane Society of Australasia - Melbourne VIC
2022 Annual Conference (ICBS 2022) – International Chemical Biology Society - Brisbane QLD
2022 Annual Conference – Australasian Association for Engineering Education - Sydney NSW
2022 World Renewable Energy Congress – World Renewable Energy Network - Murdoch WA
2022 Conference – Australasian Society for Psychophysiology - Brisbane QLD
2022 Conference – Australasian Society of Association Executives - Melbourne VIC
2022 Annual Scientific Meeting - Melbourne VIC
2022 Joint Scientific Meeting – Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and ToxicologyAustralasian Pharmaceutical Science Association
2022 Annual Conference – Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy - Melbourne VIC
2022 Conference – Australasian Society for Physical Activity - Melbourne VIC
2022 International Conference of Microreaction Technology – International Conference of Microreaction Technology - Melbourne VIC
2022 World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – World Health OrganizationAustralasian Injury Prevention Network
2022 International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – International Society of Antimicrobial ChemotherapyAsia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection
2022 Annual General Assembly – TIME Association - Brisbane QLD
2022 Annual Scientific Meeting – Human Genetics Society of Australasia - Perth WA

View More Past Events (12130) in The International Congress Calendar

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