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The Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI) is part of an international association concerned with all the aspects of regional analysis and development.

The Association began with academic origins but has expanded over time to include policy advisers and practitioners who implement regional policies and projects.

ANZRSAI hosts an annual conference on some topic of regional science, publishes a refereed academic journal (Australasian Journal of Regional Studies), distributes a regular newsletter (Sustaining Regions), and provides members with information and access to international and national networks relevant for regional studies.

Members of ANZRSAI are automatically members of our international association, the Regional Science Association International. Members receive the newsletter by email and have immediate access to each issue of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies as it appears.

Participants in our annual conference receive complimentary membership for the following year; others are invited to join ANZRSAI through this website.

2017 Annual Conference

The 41st annual conference of ANZRSAI is being hosted by the Institute for Resilient Regions at the University of Southern Queensland. The theme of the conference is Fostering Regional Resilience, Engagement and Innovation. The conference will be held on the USQ campus in Toowoomba at Darling Heights, 6-8 December 2017. The second call for papers is available for download here. A document with a map of the conference venue and some accommodation options is available here.

Awards for Best Conference Papers

At the conference, ANZRSAI will present an Award for the Best Conference Paper and an Award for the Best Conference Paper by a Student. These Awards are sponsored by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. There is a small cash grant given to the winners. There are strict deadlines for submitting an abstract and the full paper to be eligible for these Awards. Details can be downloaded for the Best Conference Paper Award and for the Best Conference Paper by a Student Award

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, the ANZRSAI Journal

The latest issue of our journal, Volume 23(1), was posted on this website in June 2017. It is available to current members through the publications tab above. 

Sustaining Regions, the Newsletter of ANZRSAI

The latest issue of our expanded newsletter, Volume 7 No. 2, was posted on this website in June 2017. Earlier issues of Sustaining Regions, the newsletter of ANZRSAI are also available.

Latest News

Abstracts due 16 October

The closing date for abstracts of papers to be presented at the 41st annual conference is Monday 16 ... More »

Best Conference Paper Awards

There will be two Best Paper Awards presented at our 41st conference, sponsored by the Bureau of Inf... More »

Latest issue of AJRS published

Volume 23, Issue 2 of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies is now available for ANZRSAI memb... More »