History

Founded in 1949, the AHS is the first natural history society in Australia devoted specifically to herpetology.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in Sydney, and are open to all.

Field Trips

The AHS conducts regular field trips in the warmer months of the year, and are for members only.

Publications

We are a member of the (AAHS) which provides publications such as the Herpetofauna Journal.

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The Australian Herpetological Society

Thanks to the good folks at Venom Brewing for all this and more.
See you all tomorrow night!
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Thanks to the good folks at Venom Brewing for all this and more. 
See you all tomorrow night!

 

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Those look stellar! Do they regularly sell this swag? I need one of those shirt... mailed to South Africa. Lol

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The Australian Herpetological Society

*** SOLD OUT ***

We’ve just received some of the coolest memorabilia ever!
These antivenom vials have all been used in the field, in PNG saving lives, so they all have a unique story to tell.
$15 each.
Pick up this Friday at the Sydney screening of Minutes to Die

Get in quick, these will not last long!
www.ahs.org.au/product/anti-venom-vial/
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*** SOLD OUT ***

We’ve just received some of the coolest memorabilia ever!
These antivenom vials have all been used in the field, in PNG saving lives, so they all have a unique story to tell. 
$15 each. 
Pick up this Friday at the Sydney screening of Minutes to Die

Get in quick, these will not last long!
http://www.ahs.org.au/product/anti-venom-vial/

 

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Any way I can buy and get posted to Cairns?

Pick up only I’m sorry Alex. They are glass and postage will be a pain

That's so cool

I would love one but I live in Brisbane :-(

One of each please , I can put them with Micks personal collection 🤣🤣 Will pick up on Friday night Michael Mather

Ooooh nice! I can’t make it that night 💔 but I’m wondering who I know that might be going so they can pick up for me! 🤔

Oh wow I actually collect these

Ive got 7 texti vials

Pay now to reserve yours! They are going fast www.ahs.org.au/product/anti-venom-vial/

Can I get one of each please- I will be down about a month- Chris Williams?

There are this many...

Johnny Smith Larsen, Michele Sowter

I just ordered 3. Can i get one of each please. Will organise someone to pick them up as im unfortunately unable to make it now.

I’ve paid for one of each. Jason Luke can you pick them up for me? I’ll shout you a few rums

3 vials please 1 of each , paid via bank deposit😊👍🐍

Just paid for 2, death adder & Taipan please 😁 I’ll pick them up on Friday aswell as my book.

Ship if we can't make it to sydney minutes to die?

Just paid for 3. One of each available

Just paid for 1, taipan please if possible

Just payed for 3 1 of each please

My wife was just up there doing volunteer PICU nursing. She said the number of admissions for snake bite was horrific. Mainly Taipan and deaf adder,.

***SOLD OUT***

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These 3 original pieces of art by the very talented Rebecca Koller will also be up for grabs this Friday at the Sydney screening of Minutes to Die. ... See MoreSee Less

These 3 original pieces of art by the very talented Rebecca Koller will also be up for grabs this Friday at the Sydney screening of Minutes to Die.

 

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Joanne Payne I was thinking of you while I was photographing the Scrubby

Adam Milanovic here’s the highbrow post you’ve been craving

Alannah Anne Roberts how cool are these

**** AUCTION ****
This auction thread is for Venom (R.Jenner and E.Undheim) with Book Plate number 1 of 50.
Bids must be in the comments of this post.
Bidding will be open until Friday 17/8/18
Book plate 1 of 50 will be signed by Romulus Whitaker, John Cann, David Williams and Royjan Taylor, complete with AHS insignia to commemorate the event.

Opening bid $50.00 AUD with $5 minimum bid increase
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**** AUCTION ****
This auction thread is for Venom (R.Jenner and E.Undheim) with Book Plate number 1 of 50.
Bids must be in the comments of this post.
Bidding will be open until Friday 17/8/18
Book plate 1 of 50 will be signed by Romulus Whitaker, John Cann, David Williams and Royjan Taylor, complete with AHS insignia to commemorate the event.

Opening bid $50.00 AUD with $5 minimum bid increase

 

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$50 Minimum $5 increase

$55

$60

$125

$150

$155

Heaths Snake control $170

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5 days ago

The Australian Herpetological Society

We still have a few of the Whitaker’s Boa T-shirts available. $35 each.
The big news though is the original artwork is also up for grabs!
We’ll have Rom sign the border as well on Friday. This is one of the coolest items we’ve ever been able to offer.
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We still have a few of the Whitaker’s Boa T-shirts available. $35 each.
The big news though is the original artwork is also up for grabs!
We’ll have Rom sign the border as well on Friday. This is one of the coolest items we’ve ever been able to offer.
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Events


Minutes to Die screening

Minutes to Die screening

August 17, 2018, 7:00pm - August 17, 2018, 10:00pm

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde
Ryde, NSW  2114 Map

Join us for an incredible night with international snakebite experts flying in from around the world for this special event.
LET's GIVE A VOICE TO THE VOICELESS
With the World Health Organization newly recognizing snakebite envenoming as a neglected tropical disease,
now is the time to build momentum toward solutions. If the public speaks up—and organizations,
corporations and governments step up—thousands of lives can be saved.
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Careers Night - Working With Reptiles

Careers Night - Working With Reptiles

August 22, 2018, 7:00pm - August 22, 2018, 10:00pm

The Australian Herpetological Society
Meet at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW  2000 Map

Want to work with reptiles and other animals?
Our first careers night in 2016 was a huge hit for those seeking a career with animals. We will have experts from zoo's, pet shops, mobile displays, lectures and all the other options available to those wanting to work with animals.
We'll be giving you all the information you'll need, as well as the chance to rub shoulders with future employers. Spread the word, and hope to see you on the night!
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Herpers on tour, American adventure !

Herpers on tour, American adventure !

September 26, 2018, 7:00pm - September 26, 2018, 10:00pm

The Australian Herpetological Society
Meet at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW  2000 Map

Daniel Rumsey from the Australian reptile park and Joshua Hatton from Taronga zoo took a herpers trip of a lifetime visiting some of the best reptile facilities in the world and herping from California all the way across the states to Miami. There will be plenty of funny stories, great photos and hear about the hunt for a giant Everglades Burmese’s python !

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Gundabooka Herping Trip 2018

Gundabooka Herping Trip 2018

September 28, 2018, 11:00pm - October 7, 2018, 1:00am

Gundabooka National Park
Bennetts Walking Track
Gunderbooka, NSW  2840 Map

The Australian Herpetological society will be running a herping trip to Gundabooka National Park, 50km from Bourke NSW, in Sept-Oct 2018. If you love open sky’s, red sand and plenty of wildlife this if for you.
This trip is open to members only and will be run under our scientific licence guidelines.
Dates
• Friday 28th September to Sunday 7th October 2018 (includes school hols and Oct long weekend)
• Accomodation is booked for this period, members may arrive/depart anytime within these dates.
Accomodation
• Redbank Homestead - www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and- accommodation/accommodation/redbank-homestead
o 3xroomswith2xsinglebeds
o 1xroomwith4xsinglebeds.
o 2 x shower & 2 x toilets (all updated)
o 1 x kitchen with two medium sized fridges o 1xlargegasBBQ
• There is unlimited floor space within the enclosed verandah for swags/mattresses etc. Also a small patch of grass for tents.
• Please bring your own linen, towels, swag/mattress, doonas, pillows, blankets & food.
• The property has a living room, kitchen, bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets, air conditioning and covered barbecue area with gas barbecue, fire pit and picnic table.
• The kitchen has a stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and pots/pans.
• Drinking water is not available at this property so you’ll need to bring your own
supply.
• There is no television at the property.
• Guests are required to take all rubbish with them on check out.

Activities
• Daily herping trips into Gundabooka NP, these will be decided on the day with the group – an AHS licence holder must be present.
• Night time trips, same as above – bring herping torches & headlamps.
• Lots of photography
• Birdwatching
• Fishing
• Walking
• Relaxing
Getting There
From Bourke:
• Approx 10 hours drive to Bourke. We suggest staying at the Nyngan Tourist Park, on the Bogan river, as a halfway stop & some birdwatching. Cabins start at $110 per night for 2 people or $140 for 8 people. www.nynganriverside.com.au/tourist-park/
• Drive south from Bourke on Kidman Way for approximately 5km and turn right onto Louth Road
• Continue along Louth Road for approximately 47km until you reach Redbank Homestead
entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road.
From Gundabooka National Park:
• From Ben Lomond Road, turn on Yanda track.
• Continue along Yanda track until you reach Louth Road (approximately 29km).
• Turn left onto Louth Road and continue driving for approximately 7km until you reach Redbank Homestead entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road.
Road quality
Check the weather and road conditions before you set out as roads to Gundabooka National Park may be closed.
• Unsealed – 2wd (if dry)
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Combined NSW Herpetological Societies Christmas Party

Combined NSW Herpetological Societies Christmas Party

December 2, 2018, 11:00am - December 2, 2018, 2:00pm

The Australian Reptile Park
Pacific Highway
Somersby, NSW  2250 Map

Join us for the annual combined Herp society Christmas party hosted by The Australian Reptile Park. The day is fully catered with a BBQ lunch provided and behind the scenes tours for members.

93 interested  ·  8 going
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Library

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.


Discounts

The AHS exclusively offers members and their families one free visit annually 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. Please note, the multi park pass offer is for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (children's age limits as per the individual park's entry requirements). Memberships expire at the end of April each year.

Membership Features & Card




Our Next Meetings

August2018

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  • August 17, 2018, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
  • 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde, 2114, Australia

Upcoming Field Trips