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.

Next member meeting

December 7, 2021 2.30 pm (AEDT)
Tony Self will reprise his Conference presentation to describe the latest developments in the DITA or more importantly, the CCMS word. A full description is on the Conference page.


2022 member meeting

February 1, 2022 7.30 pm (AEDT) 
By popular request,
Grant Noble will show us the latest developments with CANVA.

New CANVA features are being released at a dizzying rate. More details nearer to the date. 

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 Govt Style Manual

New version online! Essential for everyone who writes and edits Australian content.

2021 ASTC conference 

12 - 14 October 2021

We had a great lineup of presenters and topics at this year's conference.





As a member of the ASTC, I've enjoyed fantastic networking opportunities with like-minded people. It's really helped me keep in touch with current developments in the technical communications industry.

Ilana Abratt,

Digital Content Specialist, Courageous Content.

ASTC Insights


The ASTC promotes networking in many ways.
Our annual conference is the main networking event, but we also have formal and informal meet-ups and our social media.
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.


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.


We support the interests of our members by developing strong relationships with industry, government and educational institutions.
Where needed, we can provide advice and guidance about the knowledge and skills of our profession.
We promote technical communication best practice and showcase our profession. We show the added value of engaging our members and the benefits we can provide to businesses.


We have exchanged agreements with some related societies and associations within Australasia and around the world.
This often allows us to provide opportunities for our members to take advantage of extra opportunities or services at member rates.
We also provide a job advertisement for our members through an elective subscription email.