AG Society

Founded in 1987 by Dick Smith, the Australian Geographic Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting scientific research, protecting and fostering a love for our environmental and natural heritage, encouraging the spirit of discovery and spreading the knowledge of Australia to Australians and the world.

Save the grassland earless dragon in the ACT

Fundraising

The grassland earless dragon – one of Australia’s most stunning lizards – was once widespread in south-eastern Australia. Now just 1 per cent of its original population survives. Some occur in the ACT, and individuals have been found at locations near Cooma, NSW. But it hasn’t been seen in Victoria since 1969. Vast areas have… View Article

Highlights from the 2017 AG Society Awards Gala

Awards

The Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney on the 1st of this month. Among the nearly 400 guests were noted conservationists, adventurers and inspiring Aussies including Jon Muir, Susan and Michael Cusack, Tim Jarvis and ‘Shark girl’ Madison Stewart. See the video highlights.

GALLERY: AG Society Awards night 2017

Awards

This week the Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney. Among the nearly 400 guests were noted conservationists, adventurers and inspiring Aussies including Jon Muir, Susan and Michael Cusack, Tim Jarvis and ‘Shark girl’ Madison Stewart.

Help save the northern hairy-nosed wombat

Fundraising

AVERAGING ABOUT 32kg and growing to more than 1m in length, the northern hairy-nosed wombat is Australia’s largest wombat species. Compared with the common wombat, it has longer, pointed ears, softer fur and a broader muzzle fringed with whiskers. Its numbers have been falling for many years due to competition for food with sheep, cattle… View Article