Welcome to the COSA website


Please feel free to invite any colleagues and staff that you feel would enjoy the day. We would appreciate it if anyone attending would RSVP as this allows us to appropriately cater for the event .

Since our costs are based on the number of attendees, please keep us informed if your plans change and you cannot keep your commitment.

Roadshow Venues and Dates

Monday 5th June
Victoria - Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Wednesday 14th June
New South Wales – Primus Hotel Sydney
Tuesday 6th June
South Australia - Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Friday 16th June
New Zealand – Rydges Hotel
Friday 9th June
Western Australia - Mercure Hotel Perth
Wednesday 28th June
ACT – East Hotel Canberra
Tuesday 13th June
Queensland – Emporium Hotel Brisbane


The conference for 2017 is going to be at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre Monday-Thursday 9-12 October 2017.

Monday and Tuesday will be pre-conference training days, Wednesday and Thursday will be the Conference. The pre-conference training options have now been decided and can be viewed here.

Registration for the training will not be open until the conference program has been completed and is available but we think the prices will be the same as last year, which was $250 per day. The API training will be $100 per day.
There will be a limit of 15 for each class.

Conference dinner has also been confirmed and booked for Wednesday night 11 October. It will be at the historic Cascade Brewery and include a tour of the building https://www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/

Please note there is no accommodation at the Conference centre this year, so you will need to look for something in central Hobart, near the waterfront to be walking distance. There is a range of price options available on websites like Trivago, Wotif and booking.com 

Is your library a member of COSA?

Membership is open to any site that is a current customer of SirsiDynix, and who is located in Australia, New Zealand or the Asia Pacific region.

Membership benefits include:

Discounted conference registration fees and pre-conference software training sessions 

  • Up to 2 staff from a financial member institution or consortium may take advantage of discounted fees. Additional staff can attend at the non-member rates, or purchase additional memberships

Voting rights at the annual general meeting, held at the conference

  • One vote per financial membership

Ability to become a committee member, to shape the future direction of the group

Discounted conference registration fees for international SirsiDynix user group conferences, such as COSUGI in the USA and COSI EMEA (usually held in Europe)

Access to a members-only area on the website, with papers and presentations on SirsiDynix software

Access to COSUGI presentations from the USA

Free access to escrow arrangements for your institution negotiated on our behalf by the American user group COSUGI


See the membership tab or call Geoff on: +61 3 5272 6022


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