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ARC Conference is now on 9 to 11 March 2022 – watch this space for when bookings go live

March 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - March 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

AUD$440.00 – AUD$605.00


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In 2022, the Australasian Registrars Committee returns to Canberra where 30 something years ago, the organisation was founded. This conference celebrates the contributions that ARC and its members have made to the industry. Across about thirty sessions we will explore some of the successes, issues, and challenges registrars and collection managers encounter in our dynamic and ever-changing sector.

*The 2020 iteration of this event has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Link to the original 2020 announcement is here .

2022 Dates

  • Opening Night Meetup: Wed 9 March 2022 (venue to be confirmed), Canberra – Ngunnawal, Ngunawal & Ngambri Country
  • Conference: Thu 10 & Fri 11 March 2022 (National Film & Sound Archive), Canberra –  Ngunnawal, Ngunawal & Ngambri Country

2022 ARC Conference Programme and Abstracts

Watch this space for the updated conference programme!

*We have one spot left in the 2022 programme. Go to our News section for more information or email [email protected].

Pre Conference Tours

A number of pre conference tours may be available for delegates on Wed 9 March 2022. Numbers will be limited. Check back here closer to the date.

Opening Night Meetup

For the Opening Night of the 2022 ARC Conference we will be meeting up for casual drinks (venue to be confirmed).

  • Date: Wed 9 March 2022
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm

Opening Night Meetup drinks and ‘nibblies’ are not included in the registration fees.

2022 Registration fees

Registration to attend in person includes attendance at all conference sessions, tea breaks and lunch as per the conference program. Registration fees are in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST. International delegates are not charged the 10% GST.

The ARC encourages online registration and direct payment for the 2022 Conference via credit card. Payment can also be arranged via direct bank transfer. If you require an offline payment method (ie. invoice), please contact us at [email protected].

Institutional and commercial members attending in person, please note that for this event, your membership entitles you to one registration at the ARC Member Rate.

Early Bird special – until 31 January 2022

  • $350 inc GST – ARC Members – in person attend
  • $450 inc GST – Non Members – in person attend

Registration – after 31 January 2022

  • $400 inc GST – ARC Members – in person attend
  • $500 inc GST – Non Members – in person attend

Digital Delegates

  • $ 260 inc GST – ARC Members – individual digital
  • $ 360 inc GST – Non Members – individual digital
  • $ 750 inc GST – Institutional Digital (maximum of 3 people per 1 institutional ticket)

Please note there is no early bird special for digital attendees. For the institutional digital ticket we will require each attendee’s name (First Name/Last Name), contact email address and if available, direct phone number of each person attending under that ticket for capacity and access. Watch this space for more information.


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Sponsors, Partners & Exhibitors

Keen to be involved? ARC has several great opportunities available. Please contact us via [email protected]

2022 ARC Member Scholarships – update soon

Offered with the generous support of our sponsor, International Art Services, ARC Member Scholarships are open to Full ARC members. Applicants need to have been an ARC member for a minimum of two years. A scholarship will cover transport, accommodation and the conference registration fee.

Please see the documents below as examples on how to apply.

Please send your applications to Julia Mackay at [email protected].

2022 Applications close: date to be confirmed

2022 ARC Achievement Award – update soon

Do you know a registrar or collection manager who has done something amazing that is worth recognising? The ARC Achievement Award is awarded by the ARC Council, based on nominations put forward by ARC members in recognition of contributions of individuals to the Registration profession. Achievements may relate to particular projects, career achievements, or sustained excellence in the field.

The award recipient will be announced at the 2022 ARC Conference. In addition to the award, the recipient will be made a lifetime member of the Australasian Registrars Committee.

Please see the document below as an example of award criteria and details on how to submit an application.


Please send your applications to Julia Mackay at [email protected].

2022 Applications close: date to be confirmed




March 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
March 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
AUD$440.00 – AUD$605.00
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