Call for papers

Participation at the 2018 APA Conference is by abstract submission. We welcome abstracts on the topics listed below and proposals for additional topics. Abstracts should be provided in under 300 words in Microsoft Word format, with a clear and succinct title and with all contributors identified. Please submit your abstracts to along with identification of the themed session you would like your presentation to considered for. Key dates for abstract submissions and notifications are listed below. We require at least one presenter to attend and be registered for the full conference.

We also welcome the submission of posters to our Poster Session. For tips on poster design please see guides from New York University website.

Session themes:

  • Northern Territory populations
  • Rural and regional demographic change
  • Population issues in Northern Australia
  • The demography of change in sparsely populated areas
  • Indigenous demography and futures
  • Fertility
  • Mortality, health and wellbeing
  • Internal migration and mobility
  • Overseas migration and mobility
  • Marriage and partnering
  • Families, households and housing
  • Population modelling
  • Population and environment
  • New data and visualisation
  • Population policies
  • Population ageing and age structural transition
  • Labour market and workforce
  • Other population topics
  • Poster

A special issue of the journal Australian Population Studies will be convened after the conference based on a selection of full papers from research presented at the Conference.

Please submit your abstracts and full papers to

Key dates 

28-Feb-18Deadline for submission of abstracts
16-Mar-18Authors notified of acceptance of papers/posters
11-Jul-18Last day for standard registration
18-20 July 20182018 APA conference