About the Australian Geographic Society

By AG STAFF 29 October 2021
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The AG Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting adventure, science and the community.

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)
Peter Anderson
Page Henty

SECRETARY to the Australian Geographic Society

Caroline Fitzgerald

SPONSORSHIP, FUNDRAISING & ADMINISTRATION of the Australian Geographic Society

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


Australian Geographic Holdings Pty Ltd

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.


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.


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.


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.


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Australian Geographic contributes 100% of its profits to the Australian Geographic Society, including its conservation and sustainability programs. 
We seek to inspire Australians to love and care for our country and through the support of the Australian Geographic Society, empower individuals and organisations to tackle environmental challenges and find innovative solutions to the many threats faced by our natural world. 
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The Australian Geographic Society is an Australian registered charity. 


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!


For more information on the Australian Geographic Society Limited or any of its activities email [email protected] or call +61 2 9136 7214.