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The Australian

Society for Technical Communication


The Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC) Incorporated promotes and supports people who design, write and edit technical and business information.

Technical communicators work with text, images, sound and video.

ISTC Communicator

See the latest ISTC Communicator magazine.

ASTC Conference

ASTC Conference 12-13 Oct 2023 in Melbourne


The annual ASTC Conference will be held in Melbourne on 12-13 October 2023 at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins.
The conference will be conducted as a face-to-face event and a virtual offering for those who can't attend in person.

See the Conference page for more details. Not an ASTC member? Check out our membership benefits, which include discount pricing for the conference.


Our call for Conference presenters is now closed. Thanks to all who sent in their proposals! For the full list of who's presenting, see Conference Presenters.

Are you interested in being a conference sponsor? We have plenty of on-screen, in-program, website, and morning/lunch/afternoon break advertising opportunities available. For all sponsorship options, see Conference Sponsors.

If you have any questions about the Conference, send us an email at

Member's Meetings

There will be no October meeting - the ASTC Conference is happening instead.Join us next on Tuesday 28 November, at 7.30pm (AEST).

Meeting zoom details

An email will be sent out the day before the meeting with the Zoom meeting details. 

Do you have a topic you want to present or an idea that you would like us to cover? Let us know -

Check your member update emails for details. See more details about future member events on the Events Calendar.

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ASTC latest news and upcoming events


October 2023

Do you have an idea of what you would like to see or learn at the 2023 ASTC Conference?

Are you a presenter, or do you know of a presenter who could inspire and educate about a techcomm-related topic?

Let us know your thoughts


Information Mapping®

Master successful policies and procedures and become a certified Information Mapping® Professional™ with this virtual training course. 


Australian Style Guide

From the Plain English Foundation, the ASG reflects Australian writing practice for both print and digital environments. It has an easy-to-use interface. And it’s free.

Job Opportunities


As a member, you can receive our Job Opportunity email.
We publish details of jobs and send the details to members.



The ASTC promotes networking in many ways although these have changed since the advent of COVID-19. Our annual conference is the main networking event, but we also have formal and informal meet-ups conducted via Zoom. Technical communicators often work alone, or maybe in a small team. Our networking allows for support and sharing of information and ideas, and to meet other people in similar roles. Check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.


The ASTC supports professional development through education and learning to keep up with changes in the way we work and the tools we use.
We are always looking for new opportunities for members and non-members to update or advance our knowledge and skills.
Training delivery has changed dramatically and now allows access to content both locally and globally.


ASTC members can elect to receive our Job Opportunity emails.  We publish details of jobs we hear about. If you are thinking of making a change, constantly looking for new challenges or just curious about what’s out there, why not subscribe?  It’s free to our members, and to employers and agents alike.


If you hear of a technical writer job going, let us know via our contact us page and we’ll advertise it.


We have agreements with related associations in Australasia and other regions around the world. 

Through this we open career doors for our members and provide resources and services at member rates.

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