2017 marks the anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. To mark this event, JASA has organised a High Tea event at Curzon Hall. This event is now almost at capacity, so please book as soon as possible.

High Tea Flyer
Seating Allocation Curzon Hall July 2017

JASA holds regular meetings which are an opportunity for members to hear interesting speakers and discuss Jane Austen, browse the library and shop at the Regency Fair. Meetings are held in locations around Australia.


You can find the programme for the Brisbane meetings by clicking on this link: JASA Brisbane program 2017 amended (1)

Hunter Region

You can find the programme for the Hunter region by clicking on this link: Jane Austen Society Hunter 2017 meetings

Western Australia

You can find the programme for the Jane Austen Society of Western Australia by clicking on this link: JASWA 2017
The flyer can be located here: 2017 JASWA Flyer


All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.

Here is an overview of the upcoming events for 2017.

Jane Austen's Health

Dr Vasudha Chandra is a doctor working in palliative care and she has also published articles, short stories and poetry. She is a Sydney-based JASA member, who has presented to the Society on a number of occasions. Her talk is timely in this 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.
When: Sat June 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT: ‘Jane Austen’s Legacy: 200 YEARS ON’

A High Tea to celebrate the life of Jane Austen. Our distinguished guest speaker for the event will be Paul Brunton, OAM, FAHA, Emeritus Curator of the State Library of NSW and Honorary Associate of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney.
When: Sun July 16 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT: Choral Evensong celebrating the life and work of Jane Austen.

A service to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death.
When: Sun July 30 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Jane Austen Entertainment

Susannah Fullerton will perform dramatic readings from the six beloved Austen novels, but also from the juvenilia and letters. She will bring Austen’s wonderful characters to life. Revel in the humour, the poignant moments, the wit and irony of the immortal Jane Austen.
When: Sat August 19 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Joy of Jane: Jane Austen's Legacy

Tim Bullamore, editor and publisher of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine, will discuss a new book, The Joy of Jane, in which he, along with several of today’s leading authorities on Jane Austen, offer their thoughts on Austen’s enduring appeal.
When: Sat October 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

JASA Christmas Lunch

Programme, location and cost to be announced.
When: Sat December 16 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM