Aims and Origins

The Australian Population Association (APA) was formed in 1980 and is Australia’s leading professional association for demographers.

The main aims of the Association are:

  • To encourage the exchange of information between individuals and organisations in population and related fields
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of population issues
  • To promote population research and education particularly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region

Download the APA Constitution in PDF format. 


APA Council 2021-2022

The business of the Australian Population Association is coordinated by the APA Council. Members of the Council hold office for two years, with elections held during an Annual General Meeting that is traditionally held as part of the biennial conference.

The current APA Council for the 2021-2022 term:

PresidentDr Kim Johnstone, MBAAstrolabe Group
Immediate Past PresidentProfessor Ann EvansAustralian National University
SecretaryDr Kate GolebiowskaCharles Darwin University
TreasurerDr Brendan Churchill 
Journal EditorAssociate Professor Santosh JatranaDeakin University / James Cook University
Vice Presidents

Dr Elin Charles-Edwards

Associate Professor Brian Houle

University of Queensland

Australian National University

Demoz EditorDr Aude BernardUniversity of Queensland
Council Members

Dr Aude Bernard

Mrs Denise Carlton

Dr Salut Muhidin

Dr Collin Payne

Mrs Sandi van Roo

Associate Professor Udoy Saikia

University of Queensland

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Macquarie University

Australian National University

Queensland Treasury

Flinders University

APA Council Nomination Form 2023-2024

Nominations for the 2023-2024 APA Council are now open. Please use the form below to nominate yourself and return a scanned copy to the Secretary at: secretary@apa.org.au.