Welcome to the Australian Society of Archivists' 2023 National Conference


There is a special kind of excitement around Naarm/Melbourne in September, and we invite you to join us in person or online for our hybrid conference, to be held at the MCG from 4 to 7 September 2023.

Rising to our challenges: archives at the 'G is our theme, drawing inspiration from the ‘G as an iconic Melbourne sporting venue and landmark on unceded Wurundjeri Country.

Archives, like the 'G, can also reach across the community and evoke passion, emotion and devotion. Let's come together, raise our voices, cheer each other on, and find inspiration to overcome our challenges.


We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers for this year's conference. 

Prof. Eleanor Bourke
Professor Eleanor Bourke is a Wergaia/Wamba Wamba Elder and Chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Maree Clarke
Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/Wemba Wemba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman from northwest Victoria. 
Image credit: Eugene Hyland

Dr Fran Edmonds
Dr Fran Edmonds is an interdisciplinary scholar in the fields of anthropology and ethnohistory.

Australian Queer Archives Panel
The Australian Queer Archives (AQuA) collects, preserves and celebrates material from the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer, Brotherboy and Sistergirl (LGBTIQ+) Australians.

Pia Andrews
Pia Andrews is an open government, digital transformation and data geek who has been trying to make the world a better place for 20 years.

Barbara Reed
Barbara Reed has been an archives, records and information management consultant since 1985, collaborating with a range of government, non-government, private and non-profit organisations in Australia and internationally.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to this year's conference sponsors

Principal Partner

Conference Partner

Conference Partner


Call for Contributions OpenCLOSED
Call for Contributions CloseCLOSED
Registrations Open15 May 2023
Registrations Close18 August 2023
AGM and Mander Jones Award Ceremony4 September 2023
Conference5 & 6 September 2023
Workshops & Tours7 September 2023

Thank you to our Principal Partner - National Archives of Australia


The Australian Society of Archivists Inc. (ASA) is Australia’s peak professional body for archivists and recordkeepers. We advocate on behalf of archivists, and the archival and recordkeeping profession, and seek to promote the value of archives and records as well as support best practice standards and services.

Australian Society of Archivists, Inc.
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585
P: +61 2 6190 7983
W: www.archivists.org.au

You can find us on the follow social media channels or send us an email.

The Australian Society of Archivists would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands from across Australia and the surrounding seas and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present. We honour your local community traditions of caring for archives and culture through Country, through songs and stories.