Registration for the 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly is now open. Please read the registration information carefully before beginning the online registration.

Registration Categories and Rates

The COSPAR 2020 registrations fees are listed below in Australian dollars with conversion rates (as at July 2019) to USD and EUR. All listed registration fees are inclusive of Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Registrations are accepted by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). A tax invoice may also be provided upon request.

Early Bird Registration closes 16 May 2020.

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Indicative Registration Rates

Registration category (including GST) AUD $ USD $ EURO €
Full - Early Bird Registration 1100 770 680
Full - Regular Registration 1300 920 800
Student - Early Bird Registration* 320 230 200
Student - Regular Registration* 400 280 250
Early Career Researchers** / Retirees - Early Bird Registration 550 385 340
Early Career Researchers** / Retirees - Regular Registration 650 455 400
Additional Exhibitor Registration 550 385 340
Accompanying Person 250 173 153

Please note we only accept payment in Australian dollars. International rates are provided only as an indication.

* Only full time students are eligible for the student rate. Please provide a copy of your student ID or letter to prove you are a student.

** Students or post-docs less than 5 years since PhD conferral at time of registration

Financial Support

DEADLINE 14/02/2020

A very limited amount of money will be available to facilitate participation in the 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Please read the instructions below, and complete if appropriate the application form.

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Participants of COSPAR Scientific Assemblies are reminded that they should rely on their own national sources to finance travel and living expenses. In exceptional cases partial support, 1200 Euros maximum, may be available to those participants who are unable to obtain sufficient funding. In many cases only some seed money will be provided.

Priority for the grants will be given to:

  1. scientists under 35 years of age on 1 January 2020 (50% of available funds will be reserved for this category of applicant),
  2. scientists from developing countries,
  3. scientists from COSPAR member countries in good standing,

To qualify for financial support, the applicant:

  1. must be scheduled to present a paper (poster or oral), of which he/she is the principal author, in one or more of the Assembly scientific events and have submitted, by the deadline for financial support applications, the abstract over the web according to instructions,
  2. must secure most of the required financial support from national sources,
  3. must submit a completed financial support application form to the Main Scientific Organizer of the relevant event, with a copy to the COSPAR Secretariat, by 14 February 2020 (by that date abstracts must be available on the web and should not be attached to the application form; early submission of financial support application forms is strongly encouraged),
  4. must submit proof of age if a scientist under 35 and dated proof of student status showing current enrollment if registering at the student rate, and
  5. is strongly encouraged to submit in a timely manner after the Assembly a manuscript for publication in Advances in Space Research or Life Sciences in Space Research.

Applicants will be judged by Main Scientific Organizer (MSO) with regard to the importance of their contribution to the relevant event, with special consideration given to applicants under 35 years of age. The importance of the contribution will be determined in relation to the complete set of abstracts received and the consequent structuring of the event by the Main Scientific Organizer. Final decisions will be made by the COSPAR Bureau according to the funding available and the priorities outlined above. All applicants will be informed by the COSPAR Secretariat of the outcome of this process in April 2020. Successful applicants will receive their support upon arrival at the Scientific Assembly. No support will be allocated during the Assembly.

Submission of the financial support application form constitutes authorization to ZARM and COSPAR to share any or all information submitted with the local organizing committee (LOC) of the relevant Assembly and/or the professional congress organizer hired by the LOC.


Registration Entitlements

  • Admission to all conference sessions 16-21 August 2020
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea daily (Program days only)
  • Delegate materials
  • Welcome reception held on Monday 17th August 2020
  • Gala Party @ Luna-R Park – Evening for All held on Wednesday 19th August 2020

Accompanying Person Entitlements

  • Morning tea and afternoon tea daily (Program days only)
  • Delegate materials
  • Welcome reception held on Monday 17th August 2020
  • Gala Party @ Luna-R Park – Evening for All held on Wednesday 19th August 2020

Social Functions

Opening and Awards Ceremony

Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney
17:30 – 19:30 Monday 17 August 2020

Join us for the official opening of COSPAR 2020. Tickets for the Opening and Awards Ceremony are included in your registration fee.

Welcome Reception

Level 5 Grand Ballroom, ICC Sydney
19:30 – 21:00 Monday 17 August 2020

Following the Opening Ceremony, delegates are invited to take this opportunity to meet peers from the industry, in a social environment, at our 2020 Welcome Reception. Tickets for the Welcome Reception are included in your registration fee. You can purchase additional tickets through the online registration form for the Welcome Reception.

Gala Party @ Luna-R Park – Evening for All

Luna Park Sydney
19:00 – 23:00 Wednesday 19 August 2020

Join us for a spectacular evening at the Gala Party @ Luna-R Park – Evening for All. Tickets for Luna Park are included in your registration fee. You can purchase additional tickets through the online registration form for the Gala Party @ Luna-R Park – Evening for All.

Electronic registration

Only electronic registration is accepted. To register online, go to the registration site and follow the instructions there. An acknowledgement of your registration will be sent upon its receipt and payment.

Payment deadlines

Registrations received by 16 May 2020 must be paid in full by 16 May 2020 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 10 July 2020

Cancellations must be notified in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations made by 10 July 2020 will result in a full refund less $150 to cover administration costs. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person by 10 July 2020 without incurring any cost penalty. Refunds for cancellations received after 10 July 2020 will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Failure to obtain the appropriate visa to travel to Australia does not constitute eligibility for a refund. The Congress Secretariat must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers.


In registering for this congress relevant details (name/country) will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, and also may be made available (if necessary) to parties directly related to the congress including venues, accommodation providers, sponsors, key suppliers and future conferences. Your name and contact information may be used by the Congress Secretariat and other approved stakeholder, for marketing and managing this and future events of this type.

Please direct all registration enquiries to

COSPAR 2020 Secretariat

General Assembly Secretariat

ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
+61 (0) 2 9254 5000
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9251 3552

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration opens
19 August 2019
Abstract Submission opens
19 August 2019
Exhibition Early Bird closes (Discounted rates)
16 December 2019
Deadline for Abstract Submission
23 February 2020
Abstract acceptance notification
15 April 2020
Early Bird Registration closes
16 May 2020
Presenter / Speaker registration deadline
16 May 2020
Accommodation booking deadline
1 July 2020
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