ANZALS arranges a leisure studies conference to be hosted somewhere in either Australia or New Zealand every two years, usually during odd numbered years. For information about past conferences please click here.

ANZALS 12th Biennial conference,  2015, University of South Australia, Australia

Theme: Leisure as a Human Right

9 – 11 December 2015, Adelaide, South Australia Hosted by School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia The right to access and participate in leisure is enshrined in a number of international conventions and declarations beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) – Articles 24 & 27. While there has been global consensus that access to leisure is a human right, there still remain a number of challenges and issues that individuals, communities and nations face in relation to fulfilling this right. To receive further information about the call for papers or delegate information, register your interest here:


Key dates

Item Opening date Closing date Notification
Call for themed sessions 6th October 2014 30th January 2015 20th February 2015
Call for papers 2nd March 2015 29th May 2015 26th June 2015
Call for poster 4th May 2015 1st September 2015 11th September 2015
Early bird registration 6th April 2015 16th October 2015
Standard registration 17th October 2015 29th November 2015


Conference fees

Earlybird (6th April – 16th Oct) Standard (17th Oct – 29th Nov)
Member Full Registration $800.00 $900.00
Non Member Full Registration $900.00 $1000.00
Member Day Registration $350.00 $450.00
Non Member Day Registration $450.00 $550.00
Student Member Full Registration $475.00 $550.00
Student Non Member Full Registration $575.00 $675.00
Student Member Day Registration $200.00 $275.00
Student Non Member Day Registration $300.00 $375.00
Student Member Pre-Conference Workshop Registration* $525.00 $625.00
Student Non Member Pre-Conference Workshop Registration* $625.00 $725.00


Social Functions – Additional Ticket Cost Per Ticket
Welcome Reception* (Tuesday 8th Dec) $50.00
Trans-Tasman Challenge* (Thursday 10th Dec) $30.00
Conference Dinner * (Friday 11th Dec) $125.00


Registration Entitlements

Full Registration

  • 2 year (2016-2017) ANZALS Membership
  • 1 x ticket to the Conference Welcome Reception
  • 1 x ticket to the Conference Dinner, Adelaide Town Hall
  • 1 x ticket to the Trans-Tasman Challenge
  • 3 days of the Conference activities including Daily lunch, morning and afternoon teas
  • Name badge
  • Conference bag
  • Delegate handbook and programme

One Day Registration

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea for day of registration
  • Name badge
  • Conference bag
  • Delegate handbook and programme

Questions concerning registration for the ANZALS 2015 Biennial Conference, please contact