About the AG Society

By AG STAFF | November 15, 2013

The AG Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting adventure, science and the community.

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.

The AG Society’s members are many thousands of Australians who subscribe to the Australian Geographic magazine.

The AG Society supports conservation and natural heritage projects, scientific endeavours,  and Australian adventurers as they achieve the seemingly impossible. The AG Society is also is also involved in fundraising, events, annual awards nights and scientific expeditions to remote areas.

If you are a subscriber and member of the Australian Geographic magazine you are a supporter of the Australian Geographic Society.

PATRON – Dick Smith

DIRECTORS of the Australian Geographic Society
David Haslingden (Chair)
Jo Runciman
Andrew Stedwell
Kerry Morrow (corporate and commercial lawyer at Laity Morrow www.laitymorrow.com.au)

ADVISORY COUNCIL to the Australian Geographic Society
Jo Runciman
Chrissie Goldrick (Treasurer)
Todd Tai
Tim Jarvis
Anna Rose
Chris Bray
Tim Flannery
John Pickrell
John Leece
Adrian Goss

Australian Geographic Holdings PTY LTD
Australian Geographic Retail Stores
Laity Morrow (pro-bono legal support)
KPMG (pro-bono accounting support)

Australian Geographic magazine subscribers are important Society supporters. Without your support, the Society could not continue its vital work. You can subscribe online or call 1300 555 176 or visit our member benefits page to see what is on offer.

The AG Society is involved in special fundraising efforts bimonthly for a specific project, mainly focusing around an endangered species. Donations to these projects can be made online or you can receive a cute fridge magnet and a flier about the cause if you donate a gold coin in the Australian Geographic Shops. We always welcome donations to help support Society projects. Donate here.

Each year the AG Society endorses a number of tours run by tour companies across Australia and around the world. These expeditions have a little extra something and are usually hosted by an AG Society representitive, like one of our Advisory Council members, or by an adventurer or AG Society awardee. A percentage of the profits of each of trip comes back to the AG Society. View some of our current trips here.

The annual awards night is the Society’s premier fundraising event each year and brings together the best and brightest in adventure, exploration and conservation – the men and women whose exploits have provided so many highlights in the pages of the Australian Geographic magazine. The AG Society is also involved in occasional lectures, documentary screenings and social gatherings which showcase the AG Society and the passionate people it supports. For more information on our awards night and past award winners visit our About the AG awards page.

For current AGS events, visit our events page.

All donations received go to the Australian Geographic Society Trust ABN: 65 811 760 355

Donations can be made online via an online donation portal (Everyday Hero). Donate now!

Donations can also be recived via cheque. All cheques should be made out to the Australian Geographic Society (please indicate if you are donating to one of our bimonthly fundraiser on the back of the cheque.)

Mail all cheques to:
Australian Geographic Society
Lvl 9, 54 Park Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000

You can also dontate in an AG Retails store. Find a store near you with the store locator.

For more information on the Australian Geographic Society or any of its activities email society@ausgeo.com.au or call +61 2 9263 9825.