6 February 2019

The 25th Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network will take place from 6-8 FEBRUARY 2019 at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.


Theme:“Humour in all its forms: on screen, on the page, on stage, on air, online …”


This is the silver anniversary of the AHSN conference and a very full program of speakers and events has been designed by the busy Conference Convenors.  


The current draft is available here. Please note that timetable changes may take place until and including during the Conference, depending on circumstances beyond our control.  


Please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Convenors for enquiries at:  


For more information on the Australasian Humour Studies Network and an archive of past AHSN Humour Studies Digests, please visit our AHSN home page.


All presenters and attendees, including Scholarship Winners, must register to attend. Please use this link to visit the secure registration and payment site.


Fees are:

• $250 full fee

• $200 concession for students / unwaged

• $0.00 for 5 postgraduate scholarship winners (the conference convenors will contact you with a special registration code to use)


All presenters and attendees should make sure they subscribe to the free AHSN e-Newsletter The Humour Studies Digest so as to receive regular updates on the conference and other AHSN activities.

We look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne next February for a full and exciting programme!


The Conference Organising Committee

Dr Kerry Mullan, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

Assoc. Prof. Craig Batty, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

Dr Sharon Andrews, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

Ms Justine Sless, La Trobe University


Conference enquiries: 



Information on Travel, Accommodation and Melbourne generally



AHSN 2019 will be held at RMIT University’s city campus in Melbourne’s CBD.

Level 7 conference and seminar rooms (Green Brain), Building 16, 336–348 Swanston Street (near corner of La Trobe Street), Melbourne (entry on Swanston Street).


The venue is almost in the free tram zone. See the campus map here.


University website and campus maps:


Travel and closest public transport


1.     RMIT University tram stop 7 (outside RMIT Building 80 on Swanston Street - see campus map link above). This stop is one stop outside of the free tram zone – see below under Transport in Melbourne.

2.     Tram stop 6 on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets (opposite Melbourne Central train station and the State Library of Victoria). This stop is in the free tram zone – see below under Transport in Melbourne.


Melbourne Central train station. See


Getting to Melbourne from the airport

Airport shuttle buses: SkyBus is the main airport shuttle to and from Melbourne Airport and the city.


Here is also a very useful map with public transport to RMIT University and inner city map


A taxi to the city should cost between A$55 and $65, including the compulsory airport fee payable by departing taxis and CityLink tollway charges.


Transport in Melbourne

View information about the free tram zone. For all other travel, you will need a Myki card (these can be used in all trams, trains and buses). 


You can buy your myki and top it up at:

       around 800 shops including all 7-Elevens

       myki machines at most train stations and some tram stops

       PTV Hubs in Melbourne

       on the bus ($20 max)

International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Explorer pack. The myki Explorer pack combines a ready-to-use myki card, visitor information and special offers all in one. It’s a great option for visitors who choose to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria by public transport! You can buy a mykiExplorer from:

       Melbourne Visitor Centre in Federation Square

       SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station

       PTV Hubs in Melbourne

       the concierge desk at many hotels and accommodation providers


Find out more about routes and timetables and train travel in regional Victoria.  



       Locations and fees

       Finding a car park



Please view our list of suggestions for accommodation at various levels and price points, together with a map of venues in relation to the Conference location at RMIT University.

Event details

  • When: 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Cost: $250 Full fee | $200 concession (students & the unwaged) | registration
  • Contact:



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