2022 AUSTA National Conference – Melbourne


Friday 1 July to Monday 4 July 2022 Melbourne

Scotch College, 1 Morrison St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Proudly sponsored by the AMEB

AUSTA VIC is proud to host the National Conference held in Melbourne from Friday 1 July to Monday 4 July 2022.

The theme of the conference is ‘Strings of Australia’ and we are almost exclusively engaging national presenters, highlighting the abundant talent we have in Australia; teachers from all levels of education — early childhood to tertiary, performers, community players, conductors, advanced students, pedagogues, composers, luthiers and innovators. 

Purchase your Conference Ticket

Ticket for the conference can be purchased through TryBooking from February 1, 2022. Early Bird rates are available up to the end of Friday 27 May 2022; as of Saturday 28 May full rates apply. Daily tickets are also available.

AUSTA members enjoy event discounts, so now is a great time to join AUSTA! Concession tickets will also be available to holders of valid concession cards.

Ticket prices include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Conference Dinner tickets (optional) can also be purchased through the same TryBooking link.


Are you interested in presenting at the 2022 conference? Applications are now open through the Presenter Application Form. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including all things to do with pedagogy and education, performance, psychology, mind/body, masterclasses, diverse styles, composing, arranging, improvisation, technology, practicing, publishing, repertoire… or maybe you have something else to offer? Let us know!

Applications for presenters closed on 30 November 2021.

If you would like to submit a late application, please contact us directly at austaconference@gmail.com

All applicants will be contacted from the end of January 2022.


Would you like to submit a poster for the conference? Posters are usually research-based, but we encourage the sharing of information presented in the poster format that will be relevant to the conference delegates. Here’s some handy information about poster sessions and what is required (please be sure to follow the guidelines of size and formatting). Poster applications can be made through the Poster Application Form.

Applications closed 30 November 2021.

Traders, Sponsors and Stall Holders

AUSTA is now taking applications for sponsors, traders and stall holders. Limited places are available!  Sponsorship information is also available. We are running two areas for traders; the main Traders Hall and a Marketplace.

The Traders Hall will be the main gathering place for delegates and will be accessible for the whole duration of the conference.

The Marketplace is more suited to smaller sole and hobby traders. The Marketplace will be located in an active thoroughfare of the venue and will only be open during main breaks (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea). Established retail traders are suited to the Traders Hall rather than the Marketplace.

Traders & Sponsorship Flyer

ANC Program Advertising Rates & Booking Form

Please contact Helen Holt at austatraders@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Community Music Day – Sunday July 3

This stream will run concurrently to the regular conference programming . The emphasis will be on supporting these programs and expanding the skills of community musicians and community group leaders, conductors, committees, stakeholders and teaching artists.

Those interested in presenting for the Community Music stream should apply via our Presenter Application Form.

Conference Schedule

The schedule  will be updated regularly as presenters and guests are confirmed. Click HERE for the latest version.

Please note that the Conference Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Conference Organising Committee.


Please email Karen Kyriakou at austaconference@gmail.com with any enquiries.