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.

Conference 2022

In-person 11-12 October

Virtual 13,14 & 15 October

Download the Conference program.

Attend the two-day in-person conference in Melbourne, or the three afternoon virtual conference.

Download the conference presentation list.

Book to attend by going to the Conference registration form.


Connect with your profession.
Learn from your peers.

ASTC latest news and upcoming events


40% off Grammarly!

Now available! ASTC members receive a 40% discount on Grammarly Premium. (One time only.) That's a $55 saving! Log in to find more discounts.


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.

Annual General Meeting

2022 ASTC

19 October 2022

If you are a member,

please join us for the

Annual General Meeting.


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.