Abstracts will be reviewed after the closing date and the Abstract Review Committee will decide which abstracts will be selected for each presentation type. Please note that selected presentation types upon submission are preferences only and may be subject to change.

For original research and other submissions that involve case studies or evidence, abstracts must contain information addressing these areas:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Implications

The above structure may not be strictly adhered to if a submission is a non-scientific/research abstract. In this case provide:

  • Overview of the problem
  • Why it’s a problem?
  • Main discussion topics
  • Implications
  • Recommendations

The word limit for each abstract submitted is 300 words.

Do not add any references to abstracts.


The review criteria will be divided into four sections:

  • Relevance to multicultural communities
  • Originality in content
  • Clarity of abstract and adherence with abstract guidelines
  • Advances the understanding of multiculturalism in Australia.


I have not finished my application yet. Can I still save it?

Yes, you can press the submit button to save your application. Unfortunately, this platform does not have a "save as draft" button (we are working on it!). However, in the application form, we will ask if your application is ready for review.

We will follow up with you before the submission closes to ensure your submission is 100% complete.

Can I edit my submission?

Yes, once you've submitted your abstract (regardless of whether it is ready for review or not), you'll receive a confirmation email. There is a button to activate and access your account, and you can return anytime before the submission closing date to edit your abstract.

Change your answer to "ready to review" to inform us your application is complete.

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