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Life Support AAS2022, Deakin University 23-26 November


Registration to the conference will open on 13 September and the Early Bird period ends on 7 October. We urge people to register before the end of the Early Bird period - prices will rise afterwards. Please note that you do not have to pay upon registration, you have 30 days to settle your fees (the payment period will shorten as we get closer to the conference).

Conference fees are considerably lower for members of the AAS. This is to encourage people to join and support the association organising the AAS conferences. You can read about the society and its activities beside the conference on the AAS website. For mor information about membership, please visit the membership page.

Please note that from this year the AAS and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAA/NZ) have agreed to offer member rates at their conferences to the members of both organisations.


If you cancel your registration by notifying us by email before the 1st of November, we will be able to refund your registration fee, less a small amount to cover our administrative and finance costs. Cancellations made after the 1st of November will not be eligible for such a refund, due to the costs already incurred. Refunds at that point will be discretionary.

Register here:


Early Bird rates:

  • Non-member 490 AUD
  • Member 400 AUD
  • Concession non-member 310 AUD
  • Concession member 260 AUD

    Key dates

  • Early Bird Registration: 13 September to 7 October
  • Last day to book accommodation with the Deaking Residential Services: 19 October
  • Conference dates: 23 to 26 November

The conference fee includes 3 lunches and 5 tea/coffee breaks. The conference dinner ticket is charged-for extra, costing 60 AUD, to be booked at the time of registration. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee, but through the registration form you'll be able to book a room at the Deaking Residential Services, costing 70 AUD per night. Conference delegates can also stay at the Warn Ponds Estate, their booking form is linked below. See below for more information about the 2 accommodation options. You can always arrange your own accommodation by using, AirBnB or other similar services.


There are two on campus accommodation options available for the conference delegates. However, you can always arrange your own accommodation by using, AirBnB or other similar services.

The first, budget option is provided by the Deaking Residential Services. These are single rooms in shared, on campus townhouses, with a shared living space, kitchen and multiple bathrooms.

Delegates will be able to a book these via the conference registration form (see above), please do not contact DRS directly. The deadline to book accommodation with the DSR is 19 October!

N.B. If you are attending the conference with a group of collegues/friends who you would like to share a townhouse with, please write the names of the people in the group into the "Special Requirements" field on the registration form! Please note that this does not mean there won't be any other people in the house beside your group.

Included in the room price, 70 AUD per night, are

  • Free WI-FI
  • Single bedding set with linen, towels and bathmats.
  • Televisions
  • Heating
  • Kitchens fitted with basic cooking packs and have full size fridges, microwaves, toasters and ovens with cooktops
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Self-service laundry facilities
  • Use of our recreation room, which includes Foxtel, billiard and table tennis tables
  • Basketball and tennis courts with equipment available to hire at reception
  • Use of our BBQ and picnic areas
  • Access to scenic walking paths and a running track
  • 24/7 security and staff support

The second option is a more luxorious stay at the Waurn Ponds Estate, which is also one of the venues of the conference. The Waurn Ponds Estate is a a corporate centre featuring 60 on-site accommodation rooms and a swimming pool, set into the green relaxing grounds of the university campus.

Accommodation details:

  • North and west facing rooms
  • Two sets of adjoining rooms
  • Two suite rooms, one with a spa bath
  • 20 standard rooms
  • 35 standard-plus rooms
  • Each accommodation room contains tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, bathroom with walk-in shower, desk, split system heating/cooling
  • Majority of our rooms can be twinned (at an additional fee)
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Complimentary free parking
  • An outdoor heated pool and spa (open 7am – 6pm daily)
  • Expansive grounds with 5km walking track
  • Gymnasium equipped with treadmill, elliptical, bike, row machine, dumbbells and cable fly machine
  • Check in from 2pm and check out at 10am
  • Breakfast service is between 7.30am – 9am. Breakfast is selected from an itemised menu. Buffet breakfast available to cater for larger groups.

Book your stay here:

WPE booking form