Our Day Conference will be held on 16th July 2022. See here for more information or book now.

The Jane Austen Society of Australia is a member-based association founded in 1989 to bring together lovers and admirers of Jane Austen in this part of the world. We number academics and scholars amongst our members, but we are mostly enthusiastic amateurs who meet to discuss the genius of Austen and to explore the era that gave rise to her.

Although based in Sydney, we have members in all states of Australia and overseas, and we warmly welcome visitors to our events.

We produce regular publications, have a member’s library, and sell Austen-inspired items through our Regency Fair stall at meetings.

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#OnThisDay in 1814, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen was first advertised in The Star newspaper. 📖 Seen here is the title page from one of

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Netflix Persuasion adaptation finally gets a release date.

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I am grateful to my mother for saving me from a bastardised version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and for making sure that my first

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April JASA Meeting JASA members were treated to an intriguing talk today, given by Dr Michael Giffin, author of Jane Austen and Religion and Jane

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“Rereading Jane Austen has transformed my life”, says Ruth Wilson.

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April JASA meeting. April's JASA meeting is THIS SATURDAY - yes, Easter Saturday (that's just the way things worked out...). Don't let that stop you

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Have you bought yourself a copy of Ruth Wilson’s new book? Ruth will be speaking at the June JASA meeting in Roseville, Sydney.

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The Duchess of Cornwall tours Jane Austen’s House.

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‘Jane Austen Undressed’, our new display showcasing Regency underwear is OPEN! Featuring iconic pieces from TV and film adaptations, including *that* white shirt. 💦 We’re

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….and she’s back!🏡 The scaffolding has gone and our roof restoration is complete! 🎉🎉 We’ll be sharing more about the project soon but for now,