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About InASA

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) was formed in 1995, in recognition that Australian Studies is an international enterprise with Australian studies centres and professional associations throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For the first time, the International Association of Australian Studies conference will take place in Western Australia (WA).

Conference 2016


Tannock Hall of Education, University of Notre Dame
corner Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle
Western Australia

In order to accommodate a significant increase in registrations to this year’s InASA 2016 Conference, the Venue has had to been changed. The Conference site is now the Tannock Hall of Education (Building ND4) of the University of Notre Dame on the corner of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle. This beautiful venue in the Fremantle CBD is conveniently located not more than 10 mins walk from the WA Maritime Museum and 2 mins from Bather’s Beach. Close to the main park, High Street and Roundhouse and 5 mins walk from the New Editions Bookshop, the Education Building is a perfect conference venue with a theatre and breakout rooms all co-located.

We acknowledge that the conference is being held on the traditional lands of the Nyungar people.


You will find a variety of accommodation nearby to the conference venue in Fremantle itself. Please have a look at the below links to find suitable accommodation for your budget.

Getting to the venue

On foot or by bicycle

Depending on where you stay whilst in Fremantle, you should be able to take a short walk or bike ride to the conference venue.

If you are staying further afield, there are various ways you can get to the conference venue.

By Train

Building ND4 is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Car

The closest car park to ND4 (Tannock Hall) is the Round House car park (Car Park ID 19 on map).

Limited paid street parking is available on streets surrounding the Notre Dame Campus (i.e. Mouat Street, Phillimore Street, Henry Street, Cliff Street etc). For more information on parking in Fremantle, participants can download the City of Fremantle Parking map here.

For more information on parking in Fremantle, visit the City of Fremantle website here.

By Bus

The Fremantle area is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service. For more information, visit the City of Fremantle website here. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Ferry

Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.

Conference organisers

Conference Secretariat

  • Professor Baden Offord
  • Gaylene Galardi
  • Misty Farquhar
  • Christopher Macfarlane

Steering Committee

  • Professor Baden Offord
  • Professor Suvendrini Perera
  • Professor Anna Haebich
  • Dr Dean Chan
  • Dr Thor Kerr

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Professor Baden Offord
  • Professor Marion Kickett
  • Professor Suvendrini Perera
  • Professor Anna Haebich
  • Professor Graham Seal
  • Professor Tim Dolin
  • Dr Thor Kerr
  • Dr Rachel Robertson
  • Dr Caroline Fleay
  • Dr Lisa Hartley
  • Dr Yirga Woldeyes
  • Dr Elfie Shiosaki
  • Dr Dean Chan

Extra-local and International Advisory Committee

  • Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney
  • Emeritus Professor Susan Ballyn, University of Barcelona
  • Associate Professor Rob Cover, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Gilbert Calulya, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Maarten Renes, President of the European Association for Studies of Australia EASA
  • Dr Rob Garbutt, Southern Cross University
  • Professor Yasue Arimistu, Doshisha University
  • Associate Professor Terrence Lee, Murdoch University
  • Associate Professor Wendy M. Cumming-Potvin, Murdoch University
  • Associate Professor Panizza Ruth Allmark, Edith Cowan University
  • Professor Christopher Wortham, University of Notre Dame