Presenter Support

If you require financial assistance to speak at an AUC event, we offer the following standard financial support levels in 2017. Note the caveats further down this page.

Event/City
Speaker Base /dev/world
Melbourne
X World
Sydney
CreateWorld
Brisbane
New South Wales, ACT 250 150 250
New South Wales – Regional 350 250 350
Northern Territory 500 500 500
Queensland – South East 350 250 150
Queensland – Regional 500 450 350
South Australia 250 350 450
Tasmania 250 350 450
Victoria 150 250 350
Western Australia 500 500 500
International 500 500 500
  • All amounts shown are in Australian dollars.
  • For presenters who are also AUC individual members, or staff of AUC member institutions, the claim limit is increased by $200.
  • These amounts constitute a subsidy for actual costs, and are not intended to cover all costs of attending the event. Event registration is provided free of charge to presenters, and is exclusive of the support amounts detailed here.
  • Only one claim can be made per session. If a session is hosted by two or more presenters, only one subsidy amount is available.
  • Only one claim can be made per presenter. If a presenter hosts two or more sessions at an event, only one subsidy amount is claimable.
  • Claims for financial support may only be for actual, documented expenditure for
    • airfares
    • regional connections (such as connecting bus and/or train fares from regional cities to/from the airport of departure (eg Geelong-Melbourne, Wollongong/Newcastle-Sydney, etc)
    • accommodation
  • Financial support will not normally be paid for any of the following:
    • accommodation and travel outside the authorised days of the event;
    • incidentals and living expenses including meals, drinks, etc;
    • hotel phone calls, internet access, in-house movies, dry-cleaning, mini-bar, etc;
    • taxi cab fares to/from the point of departure or venue;
    • any component of travel and accommodation that is of a private nature;
    • per-diems of any kind (we only pay actual documented expenses);
    • car mileage allowances;
    • travel insurance;
    • all other expenses not wholly related to an AUC Event.
  • Financial support is not normally available for authors of refereed papers, posters or exhibitors accepted to the CreateWorld event. Exceptions can be made in cases of hardship, special need, and in the case of HDR students making submissions. Such exceptions must be agreed to by the Chair ahead of the event, and before the presenter has accepted the invitation to attend.
  • If you wish to make a claim for financial support, it can only be made after the event, no later than three months after the event has taken place, and must be in accordance with the AUC Claims procedures. Note that claims must be accompanied by supporting documentation – in most cases, this means a Tax Invoice, not a receipt for payment.

In certain conditions the AUC Chair may approve variations to these amounts and conditions on a case-by-case basis. Such variations must be agreed to by the Chair ahead of the event, and before the presenter has accepted the invitation to attend.