Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) – Mitchell Theatre, 280 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 starting at 7.30pm. We strive to provide a yearly calendar of expert speakers covering a range of herpetological topics. Some meetings may be at alternative larger venues, particularly for our annual International Speaker evening. Meetings at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts are free for members, and their families. Non-members are welcome to attend with a $5 cover charge.
The society is privileged to hold a scientific licence that permits the active seeking out of herpetofauna for the purposes of surveying. We are the only herpetological society authorized to undertake such activities. Our field trips are an excellent way of getting out into the bush to learn more about native reptiles and frogs, as well as spending time socialising and learning from other enthusiasts. We also have an ongoing commitment with the Sydney Olympic Park to survey the parklands, and generally hold two half-day surveys each spring. Field trip attendance is only available to members and their families.
Each year we aim to provide a full colour newsletter for our members. We also provide discounted sales of journals (such as Herpetofauna), and books at our meetings.
In addition to the above benefits your membership entitles you and three others (2 adults and 2 children) to one entry at each of the following:
Australian Reptile Park at Somersby on the NSW Central Coast
Symbio Zoo at Helensburgh just south of Sydney
Australian national Zoo at Canberra
To learn more about the society please visit our webpage, while the AHS Facebook Page has the most up to date information about events.
We hope you enjoy being a member of the AHS and wish you ‘happy herping’!