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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.

2024 Annual Conference

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The 2024 ANZRSAI Conference will be convened jointly with the Regional Studies Association (RSA). The event will be hosted by the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at University of Canberra on 2-3 December 2024. The theme of the conference is Inclusive Regional Development. It will be an in-person conference, although opportunities for on-line presentation and attendance will be available.

15 August 2024: Final date for submission of proposals for themed panels or special sessions on particular topics.

12th September 2024: Submission deadline of abstracts for papers.

To submit an abstract, please go to the following website: 

The First Call for Papers is available to be downloaded here.

 To register, please go to here

Awards for Best Conference Papers

At the conference, ANZRSAI presents an Award for the Best Conference Paper and an Award for the Best Conference Paper by a Student. These Awards were sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. There is a small cash grant given to the winners. 

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, the ANZRSAI Journal

The latest issue of our journal, Volume 29(2), is available through the publications tab above. 

Sustaining Regions, the Newsletter of ANZRSAI

The latest issue of our expanded newsletter, Volume 14, Issue1, was published in April 2024. Earlier issues of Sustaining Regions, the newsletter of ANZRSAI are also available.

Latest News

First Call for Papers Issued

The ANZRSAI Council is pleased to issue the first Call for Papers for its annual conference, 1-2 Dec... More »

Latest Issue of Sustaining Regions Published

The latest issue of Sustaining Regions can be downloaded here. More »

Latest issue of AJRS published

Volume 27 Issue 3 of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies is now available to members on the... More »