Membership Benefits

Free Monthly Meeting attendance

Members and their families enjoy free entrance to the monthly meetings at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. We strive to provide a yearly calendar of expert speakers covering a range of herpetological topics. Non-members are welcome to attend with a $5 cover charge.

Zoo Pass

In addition each membership offers members one free visit annually for a family of 2 adults, 2 children to The Australian Reptile Park at Somersby NSW, Symbio Wildlife Park at Helensburgh NSW and National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra on presentation of their membership card. This will be punched on entry on the specific symbol for each park.

Field Trips

The AHS is a scientific society and hosts regular field trips for various survey work across N.S.W. This offers a unique opportunity to budding scientists, enthusiasts and seasoned herpers who wish to gain experience in a scientific environment. Members and there families are invited and encouraged to take part in field trips when offered.

Red Bellied

The AHS is the proud producer of an annual publication, The Red Bellied Courier. This publication compiles the works of herpetology, both amateur and professional across approximately 100 full colour pages.

Members exclusively gain their copy upon release.


The society maintains a large library of reptile and amphibian related books, which are available on loan to financial members. To borrow these please contact the AHS Librarian.

Membership expires at the end of April each year, but those joining from the 1st of January are granted membership through to the end of April in the following year.