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.

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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

Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association - Acton ACT
International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care - Gold Coast QLD
Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations - Ipswich QLD
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
WKF Australia and Oceania - Mandurah WA
Australasian Sports Technology Alliance - Bundoora VIC
Asia Pacific Democrat Union - Canberra ACT
Asia Pacific Sociological Association - Sydney NSW
Asian and Oceanian Myology Centre - Parkville VIC
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
Oceania Pocket Billiard Association - Albury NSW
Association of Principals of Jewish Schools of Australasia - Bondi Junction NSW
South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association - Lucas Heights NSW
Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering - Melbourne VIC
Asiania Parachute Federation - Coolum QLD
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Lidcombe NSW
International Pediatric Academic Leaders Association - Bedford Park SA
International Society for Respiratory Protection - Mona Vale NSW

View More profiles (809) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Australia

2034 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Mona Vale NSW

2028 International Congress of Plant PathologyInternational Society for Plant Pathology - Gold Coast QLD

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

2028 International Geographical CongressInternational Geographical Union - Melbourne VIC

2027 CongressInternational Numismatic Council - Melbourne VIC

2026 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Melbourne VIC

2026 Biennial Congress and General AssemblyAsia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Sydney NSW

2026 Annual MeetingScoliosis Research Society - Sydney NSW

2026 INTERSPEECH ConferenceInternational Speech Communication Association - Sydney NSW

2026 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Adelaide SA

2026 International CongressThe Transplantation Society - Sydney NSW

2026 World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP)Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and ToxicologyInternational Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

2026 World CongressInternational Federation of Nurse Anesthetists - Brisbane QLD

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

2026 Writing Research Across Borders Conference (WRAB)International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research - Sydney NSW

View More Future Events (121) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Australia

2024 World Congress on Environmental Health – International Federation of Environmental Health - Perth WA
2024 Congress – Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Sydney NSW
2024 Annual Meeting – International Society for Autism Research - Melbourne VIC
2024 Annual Meeting – Australasian College of Dermatologists - Perth WA
2024 Annual Meeting – International Society for Extracellular Vesicles - Melbourne VIC
2024 Convention – Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific - Tweed Heads NSW
2024 Annual Brain Impairment Conference – Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment - Sydney NSW
2024 Asia-Pacific Conference – International Psychoanalytical Association - Sydney NSW
2024 Congress – International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation - Perth WA
2024 Pacific Media Partnership Conference (PMPC) – Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union - Brisbane QLD
2024 Annual Conference – Association typographique internationale - Brisbane QLD
2024 Congress – International Wool Textile Organisation - Adelaide SA
2024 Symposium – Finance and Society Network - Sydney NSW
2024 International Conference on Pressure Vessel Technology – International Council for Pressure Vessel Technology - Perth WA
2024 Congress – Internationaler Volkssportverband - Canberra ACT

View More Past Events (12583) in The International Congress Calendar

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