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XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne,  2023

TASA will be hosting the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne, June 25 - July 1, 2023. Note, this event was postponed from 2022 to 2023. The theme of the forthcoming Congress is Resurgent Authoritarianism: Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies. The deadlines for the program completion are now available here.  

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VISA Information
VISA Information
Travel to Australia for international travellers has been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information regarding travel and border requirements for international travellers wishing to travel to Australia is available here.

Travellers must provide proof of vaccination, complete an Australia Travel Declaration, and conduct Pre-departure testing. For more information on these requirements, visit the ‘You need proof of vaccination’ and ‘Travelling to Australia’ sections here.

Information regarding what international travellers need before travelling is available here.

Information regarding the current travel restrictions for international travellers available here.

As of 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. The list of eligible visa subclasses can be found here.  Anyone seeking to enter Australia who does not hold an eligible visa will still need to apply for a travel exemption.

Information regarding the Australian travel declaration is available here.

It is strongly recommended that you keep referring to the above links as information for international travellers wishing to travel to Australia is constantly changing.

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia, including Commonwealth & US passport holders. Welcome letters can be requested by emailing the Congress Managers ( following completion of Congress registration. For VISA information please download the following information fact sheet from the Australian Immigration Office.

For International participants, to obtain an Australian visa an Invitation Letter is not required. Once you have registered and paid the registration fees in full then your confirmation of registration or tax invoices for payment of registration fees is sufficient to lodge with your visa application.

Note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin. This cannot be organised upon arrival.


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Local Organising Committee
Local Organising Committee
Dan Woodman
Katie Hughes
Jo Lindsay
Events, Social Events and Tours - Anna Halafoff

Exhibition Space Management - Sonia Martin
Inclusion and Equity - Annette Bromdal
Indigenous Engagement and Support - Theresa Petray
Students/Early Career initiatives - Georgia van Toorn
Media (including Social Media) - Brady Robards
Public Engagement - Shanthi Robertson
Sustainability - Kim Humphery
Travel Assistance - Catherine Hastings

2016 meeting with ISA delegates including Dan Woodman and Katie Hughes
ISA 2016

Twenty years between the ISA World Congress events in Australia. 

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