VALA2016 Registration

Online Pre-Registration for Exhibitors Visitor Passes have now closed.

Online Pre-registration for VALA 2016 Exhibition Visitor Passes has now closed. You may register to attend the VALA 2016 Exhibition at the VALA 2016 Registration Desk outside the Exhibition Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition during the following times:

Tuesday 9 February 2016                      0830-1200 and 1400-1700
Wednesday 10 February 2016              0830-1200 and 1400-1730
Thursday 11 February 2016                  0830-1200

VALA2016 Registrations are now closed

The online process will not automatically check your membership details until after the registration application has been completed and details are fed into the VALA membership database.  We would appreciate your help in keeping registrations within your membership level entitlement.

VALA2016 Institutions Register Online

Go this way for multiple bookings on a single registration – members & non-members


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VALA2016 Institutional Registration Help Form

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VALA2016 Institutional Registration Tips and Types

VALA2016 Individuals Register Online

Go this way for a single registration – members & non-members

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Presenting at VALA2016?  Your link for online registration will be emailed to you separately.
Early Bird prices closed on 30 November 2015.

Registrations Fees

VALA2016 Registration OptionsStandard incl GST
VALA Institutional Members and Institutional Delegates 
Full Registration Institutional Member (1 for each of your nominated members)$1,400.00
Full Registration Institutional Non-Member$1,730.00
NEW Institutional Member Individual Day Pass (unlimited, day/s of your choice ) $550.00
NEW Institutional Non-Member Individual Day Pass (unlimited, day/s of your choice) $635.00
NEW Institutional Member Individual Half Day Pass (unlimited, half day/s of your choice) *$385.00
NEW Institutional Non-Member Individual Half Day Pass (unlimited, half day/s of your choice) *$440.00
VALA Personal Members and Individual Delegates  
Full Registration Member$1,400.00
Full Registration Non-Member$1,730.00
Day Registration Member$725.00
Day Registration Non-Member$880.00
NEW Half Day Registration – Member (includes 1 plenary + 1 session + lunch) *$460.00
NEW Half Day Registration – Non Member (includes 1 plenary + 1 session + lunch) *$510.00
Speaker Registration Member $1,025.00
Speaker Registration Non-Member$1,355.00
Full time Library Student Member **$405.00
Full time Library Student Non-Member$580.00
* all half day registrations include 1 plenary + 1 session + lunch
** Full time Library Students are eligible for complimentary membership
NEW options to replace shared registration 


Registration Entitlements

Full Registrations, Speakers, Boot Camp and L-Plate Series Presenters, Exhibitor RegistrationsFull-time Students 

  • Access to Conference sessions
  • Opportunity to book for Boot Camp or L-Plate Series
  • Attendance at the Conference Welcome Reception
  • Attendance at the Conference Farewell Refreshments
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon teas daily for Tuesday to Thursday
  • Access to Conference App
  • Name Badge
  • Delegate Pocket Programme
  • Access to exhibition for Tuesday to Thursday

Day Registrations, Speaker Day Registrations,  Half Day Registrations, Boot Camp Presenters

  • Access to Conference sessions for the day of registration only
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea for the day of registration only 
  • Access to Conference App
  • Name Badge
  • Delegate Pocket Programme
  • Access to exhibition for the day of registration only

Full Day and Half Day registrations

For VALA2016, organisations have the new option of registering for single and half days. This replaces the previous Shared Registration arrangement.

Institutions will have the option of sending as many staff as they like to the same session.



Additional Information


Registration Fees Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing at the Conference Office by 8 January 2016 will receive a refund less a handling fee of $143 including GST. No refund will be given after this date; however, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to the VALA2016 Conference Office.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy

Hotel policy often requires a cancellation fee of the first night’s accommodation forty five (45) days prior to arrival. Some hotels may strictly enforce this. For accommodation cancellation policies please refer to the individual hotel. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded in writing to the VALA2016 Conference Office.

VALA Code of Conduct

VALA seeks to provide a respectful and safe environment in which diverse participants may learn from, challenge, network with and share the company of colleagues. We recognise a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment and do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Privacy Statement

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the registration form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information.


Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee and the Conference Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.