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The ABA Australia is a professional organisation that seeks to assist in the development and advancement of the field of behaviour analysis within Australia through research, education, and dissemination of information.

Our 2024 Conference offers a unique opportunity to showcase the science of behaviour analysis in terms of its wide application and relevance worldwide and in the Australian context. We are looking forward to having a diverse range of researchers, professionals and academics currently working in the field of behaviour analysis, both here and internationally, to share their work. It will also provide an exciting and wide range of learning opportunities for anyone interested in the science of behaviour analysis. We would like to invite you to consider participating in what is sure to be an amazing event.

Do you have research to present? A project you are working on? We would love to hear about the great work you are doing in the field of behaviour analysis and provide an opportunity for you to share it with our delegates at our 2024 Conference in Melbourne.

We welcome presentations related to:

  • Developmental Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Education
  • Organisational Behaviour Management
  • Education
  • Experimental Analysis of Behaviour
  • Sexual Behaviour
  • Health
  • Applied Animal Behaviour
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Autism
  • Supervision
  • Ethics
  • Behavioural Insights/Economics
  • Climate Change/Sustainability
  • Cultural Diversity
  • NDIS
  • and many more!

Submission Dates

Workshop Submission

Submissions open:

15 November 2023

Submissions due:
1 February 2024

Notification of decision:
12 February 2024

Conference Submissions

Abstract submissions open:
1 December 2023

Submissions due:
31 March 2024

Notification of decision:
28 April 2024

Posters Submissions

Abstract submissions open:

1 December 2023

Poster submission due:
15 May 2024

Notification of decision:
 19 May 2024

Before You Submit

Call for Paper Guidelines - It is required that you read the Call for Papers Guidelines before you submit. This document will have detailed information about what is required for your type of submission. 

    Online Submission - The online submission process takes you through a step-by-step guide to submission. Once the abstract has been submitted, you will not be able to make any further changes. If at anytime throughout the process you need assistance, please email

    Session Presenter limits - An individual may be listed in any number of presentations; however, once accepted, it is ABA Australia’s policy that an individual may participate in no more than two conference sessions.  “Participation” refers to giving a presentation as a first author/presenter in a paper, symposium, clinical case presentation session or serving as a moderator/panelist in a panel that is listed in the formal program. Note: this does not include non-presenting coauthors, poster session or workshop trainings.

    After you submit

    Confirmation - Once a submission is successfully uploaded, an automatically generated confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on the online submission form.

    Review process - All submissions will go through the same review process, with acceptance contingent on the extent to which the submission meets the topics and theme of the program.

    Notification - The submitting author will be notified of the outcome of their submission as noted in the dates above. 

    Scheduling Presentations - Persons with accepted presentations or programs must participate at the time determined by ABA Australia. Persons with time constraints for religious reasons must include this information on the original submission form.

    Registration - Presenting authors are required to register as a delegate within two weeks of their presentation being accepted for their presentation to be included in the program. Presenters not registered will not be included in the program and the abstract will be withdrawn. Flash sale registration prices at your current level of membership will be provided to the presenting author only. 

    Draft Program - A draft program will be posted to the website by 15 May 2024, the final program will be published to this website my mid June. Presenters agree to permit the conference organisers to publish the abstract in the conference program and other conference materials as required.

    Presentation Cancellation - To cancel your presentation please notify ABA Australia in writing as soon as possible. 

    Professional Development

    ABA Australia Professional Develop Units

    All accepted presentations will qualify for ABA Australia professional development units for our professional self-regulation members. 

    BACB Continuing Education

    ABA Australia will provide Learning Continuing Education (CEs) to  Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analysts (BCaBAs), Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Behaviour Analysts-Doctoral (BCBA-Ds) for our annual 2024 conference. If you are a BCBA or BCBA-D in good standing OR meet the criteria below, we encourage you to complete CE application when you submit your presentation.

    To qualify as BACB Learning CEs, a presentation must:

    1.     Cover behaviour analysis theory, methodology, or practice.
    2.     Further or maintain the skills or knowledge of BCaBAs, BCBAs, and/or BCBA-Ds.
    3.     Adhere to the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct during the presentation.
    4.     Presented, co-presented, or supervised by an individual who meets BACB CE instructor requirements.

      Workshop submissions open 20 November 2023

      All other submissions open 1 December 2023



      For any queries or questions regarding the conference please contact us via email:

      Registration Key Dates

      Flash Sale:

      1 Jan - 31 Jan 2024

      Early Bird:

      2 Feb -30 April 2024

      Full Price:

      1 May 2024 - conference

      Submission Key Dates 

      Call for Workshops: Open Now

      Call for Paper: 1 Dec 2023

      Workshops Close: 1 Feb 2024

      Papers/Panel/Symposium/Case Presentation: Close 31 Mar 2024

      Posters Close: 28 Apr 2024



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