2016 ACAL-ACTA Conference in Perth • Registrations open

Early bird rate

Early bird option closed on 20th December 2015.

However you still need to move fast as most sessions have limited numbers - book promptly to secure your first choices.

Registration details

Conference extended to 5 days

5 days at a glance

What's different in 2016?

Four host organisations, up to 500 delegates and four additional symposia to choose from.

Symposia details

More choices…

There are 6 keynote speakers with paired keynote presentations and 12 concurrent session blocks.

Session details

Conference overview


voting handsBehind the News @ the State Library

Tour: 6pm, Tuesday 8th September 2015

Jane Jones, Coordinator Community Literacy & Learning, State Library of WA

Get the inside story about the State Library’s newspaper collections – in print and online. Find out how you can access international newspapers from home, uncover old news and get to look at some local treasures.

Followed by WAALC AGM

AGM documents



WAALC Annual General Meeting


You are invited to attend the WAALC AGM on 8th September 2015 to hear reports about activities undertaken by WAALC and ACAL this year.

Financial members may nominate themselves or others for positions on the committee and vote at the meeting.

Contact WAALC for a nomination form.

Venue to be announced.

Membership dues

Membership is now due.

Membership paid now is valid until June 30th 2016 so covers you for discounted registration for the Joint International ACAL and ACTA conference to be held in Perth next April.

What is WAALC?

The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council (WAALC) was established for the purpose of ensuring that all adult West Australians have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills required to actively participate in our increasingly complex society.

WAALC can represent your interests at a professional and political level, put you in touch with literacy experts across a range of areas and assist in identifying current research in the field. The WAALC executive meets regularly to plan the activities of the Council and is actively involved in the national literacy movement to promote community awareness of the social and political issues in adult literacy.

By providing access to national literacy information about current issues, WAALC strengthens networks in the literacy field and encourages the public to participate in continuous lively discussions on adult literacy issues.