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 2023-2024
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:
|President||Dr Kim Johnstone, MBA||NSW Government|
Associate Professor Udoy Saikia
Dr Kate Golebiowska
Flinders University, SA
Charles Darwin University, NT
|Secretary||Dr Melinda M. Dodd||Flinders University, SA|
|Treasurer||Mr Mitchell Valentine||Victorian Government|
|Journal Editor||Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana||Deakin University / James Cook University|
Mrs Denise Carlton
Dr Mike Roettger
Mrs Sandi van Roo
Dr Salut Muhidin
Ms Rosabella Borsellino
Australian Bureau of Statistics, ACT
Australian National University (also Public Officer), ACT
Macquarie University, NSW
University of Queensland
APA Council Nomination Form 2025-2026
Nominations for the 2025-2026 APA Council will open in November 2024. You may preview the form used in 2022.