Each year, Museums Australia hosts a national conference. Every effort is made to ensure that delegate fees are affordable and that the conference location will not lead to high accommodation or travel costs. In addition, to provide assistance to members who may find the cost of travel or attendance prohibited, a number of bursaries are made available by some of the State/Territory Branches and National Networks, and the Federal Government.
Priority is generally given to those in regional or remote regions, Indigenous, and those who have not received a bursary before.
Details of the bursaries are available from the conference organising committee in the state where the conference is being held, or else from the branch or network that is offering them. Notification will generally be made in the MA e-mail bulletin as well as on the conference website.