About the Australian Geographic Society

The AG Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting adventure, science and the community.
By AG STAFF October 29, 2021 Reading Time: 2 Minutes Print this page

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 of the Australian Geographic magazine you automatically become a member of the Australian Geographic Society.

PATRON – Dick Smith AC

DIRECTORS of the Australian Geographic Society

David Haslingden (Chair)
Jo Runciman
Peter Anderson
Page Henty

SECRETARY to the Australian Geographic Society

Caroline Fitzgerald

SPONSORSHIP, FUNDRAISING & ADMINISTRATION of the Australian Geographic Society

Beth Owen

ADVISORY COMMITTEE to the Australian Geographic Society

  • Chrissie Goldrick (Chair)
  • Chris Bray
  • John Leece AM
  • Tim Jarvis AM
  • Robert Purves AM
  • Anna Rose
  • Heather Swan
  • Todd Tai

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

Australian Geographic Holdings Pty Ltd
CORRS (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.

FUNDRAISING

The AG Society is involved in special fundraising efforts bimonthly for a specific project, mainly focusing around saving an endangered species. We always welcome donations to help support Society projects. Donate here.

SOCIETY EXPEDITIONS

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 representative, like one of our Advisory Council members, or by an adventurer or AG Society awardee.

SOCIETY EVENTS

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.

DONATE TO THE AG SOCIETY

All donations received go to the Australian Geographic Society Fund ABN: 18 633 578 202.
Donations can be made online via an online donation portal. Donate now!

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

Mail all cheques to:
52–54 Turner St
Redfern NSW 2016
Australia

CONTACTING THE AG SOCIETY

For more information on the Australian Geographic Society Limited or any of its activities email society@ausgeo.com.au or call +61 2 9136 7214.