Registration Rates


Groups of 5 or above are entitled to a 15% discount on registrations! More information available in the Group Registration site.

In 2024 APSAD will be a face-to-face experience, over four days, with the main conference program from Wednesday 30 October to Friday 1 November with post-conference workshops on Saturday 2 November 2024.

While it has been determined that on-demand/virtual registrations for APSAD Canberra 2024 will not be available, APSAD remains dedicated to increasing scholarship opportunities. These scholarships aim to assist individuals who may face barriers in attending the event in person. Please visit the scholarships page here for more information should you wish to apply.

Early Bird Registration: 12 August 2024

*All rates are displayed in AUD Australian Dollars.


Registration includes: 
  • Access to the full in-person conference experience of oral presentations, posters, workshops, and symposia 
  • The opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues
  • Attend a Poster Tour, hosted by keynotes speakers
  • Visit the sponsors and exhibitors’ booths onsite
  • Access to all the recorded presentations and posters post conference.

APSAD Member Rates

Super Early bird: $770

Early Bird: $870

Standard: $970

Student:  $545

Consumer: $545

Community and Indigenous Organisation: $545

Day Rate: $485

Workshops: $22 per workshop

Non Member Rates

Super Early bird: $1020

Early Bird: $1120

Standard: $1220

Student: $695

Consumer: $695

Community and Indigenous Organisation: $695

Day Rate: $635

Workshops: $33 per workshop

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Category Definition

  • APSAD Member: APSAD member rate applies to current financial members of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD). If you are unsure whether you are a current member please contact the APSAD Office.
  • Student: Students must be undertaking training during the year of the conference. A student is defined as a holder of a full time student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or international student card. Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate.PLEASE NOTE: a copy of your student identification card will be required to be uploaded during the registration process.
  • Consumer: A consumer includes all people accessing alcohol and other drug treatment, support and harm reduction services, including drug users and significant others/people affected by another’s drug use.
  • Indigenous Organisation Group Registration rate: is open to employees and volunteers of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, Non-Government Organisations, not-for-profit community organisations, and Community and Remote Health Centres.If you have any issues with your registration, please contact the Conference Secretariat at apsadconference(at) or phone: +61 458 291 166

Become an APSAD member and save on your registration

The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) is the Asia Pacific's leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field. APSAD is dedicated to increasing the profile of the issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, through the dissemination of information from the wide range of professions involved in this field. In addition, we strive to promote improved standards in clinical practice and in research into this and allied subjects. It also provides a network of drug and alcohol professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

Through its internationally recognised scientific journal, the Drug and Alcohol Review, and its annual Scientific Conference, APSAD provides a forum for the latest research on the nature, prevention and treatment of physical, psychological and social problems related to the use of psychoactive substances.

Benefits of membership include:

  • digital subscription and online access to the society's scientific journal the Drug and Alcohol Review,
  • significantly reduced registration fee for APSAD’s Annual Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference,
  • free registration to the annual APSAD State-Based Symposium,
  • reduced registration fee at selected AOD conferences, incl. the DANA conference,
  • Nicotine Treatment Specialist Credentialling,
  • access to APSAD’s Conference Scholarship funding,
  • access to APSAD’s VIMEO channel with conference presentations and webinars,
  • opportunity for personal involvement in APSAD policy position papers, and submissions,
  • opportunity for personal involvement in an APSAD subcommittee or special interest group,
  • opportunity to form an APSAD member run special interest group,
  • subscription to the APSAD bimonthly eNewsletter,
  • full benefits apply, including the right to vote at meetings, in elections, and to hold office.

Additional benefits for Students, Early Career and Mid Career members

  • information regarding mentoring
  • exclusive student registration rate at the annual APSAD Scientific Conference
  • access to the Early-Mid Career Researcher (EMCR) Network Listserv, for communication of opportunities and events relevant to EMCR and student members.

For further information and to apply for Membership visit the APSAD website.

If you have any questions related to membership contact membership(at)

Any delegate who, in the past five years, has conducted, commissioned, received funding from, or disseminated research for an organisation producing, distributing, selling, or promoting; alcoholic beverages; tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems; and gambling products, including but is not limited to; lobbyists, either professionally or on a personal basis, any proxies or affiliates thereof, or any advocacy, trade, or Social Aspects Organisation for a producer /distributer /seller /promoter, is ineligible to attend or present at the APSAD Canberra 2024 Conference.

Paid registrations of such persons described above will not be refunded.

By checking the Conference Terms and Conditions box when submitting an abstract for presentation and/or registering for the conference you declare that none of the specifications described above apply to you.

Please make sure you read and understand the Cancellation Policy and full Terms & Conditions before registering for the conference.

To encourage the broadest participation possible in the conference we are offering a range of registration categories. Make sure you read the Registration Discounts to check whether you are eligible for one of these categories.


APSAD acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands and waterways throughout Australia, paying our respects to Elders past, and present.

APSAD recognises the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding region. APSAD acknowledges that other people and families also have a traditional connection to the lands of the ACT and region and we respect this connection to country.

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