ISANA members work at Educational Institutions and organisations in various roles covering international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development.

 It is the representative body for professionals in Australia and has a sister organisation relationship with ISANA New Zealand.

For all inquiries please contact the ISANA Secretariat 

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ISANA History

ISANA began as the Overseas Student Advisers’ Network (OSAN) in 1989, with Anne Skea as its founding president. It was established in response to the support needs of the growing number of international students enrolling at Australian Universities.With over 600 members across all education sectors, we draw from a range of professional groups including academic staff, marketing, recruitment and educational support specialists. It was formed as a special interest group of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA), as a network of people in new roles of delivering support services to international students.

OSAN, later renamed the International Student Advisers’ Network of Australia, conducted conferences, and addressed issues of international student experiences in Australia, developing the framework of discussion that we continue today.

In 1997 members voted to become an incorporated association, with its own constitution. The current logo was designed by Suzanne Lim, and launched by the then President, Margaret Hill in November 1998. In 1999 the Association became ISANA: International Education Association, to reflect the broader roles its members have in the field, and currently represents professional staff working across Australia and New Zealand, which formed an ISANA branch in 2001.

ISANA International Education Association Inc
ABN: 42 335 124 078


ISANA Secretariat


Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm



228 Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Ph: +61 3 6231 0253


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