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.

We have a huge announcement coming soon guys.
Save the date and stand by. This is one nobody will want to miss!
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We have a huge announcement coming soon guys. 
Save the date and stand by. This is one nobody will want to miss!

 

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Bluey Harris check this out!

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One of those times where the original is 100x better than the morph

Darren Tracy Albury Natarsha Burgess ❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍

Corey- whoa- how weird does this look!?

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Great to see an Albino BHP

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Is ot a baby

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Fay Antaresia

Absolutely beautiful.

Guys we’ve just received some pretty big news. Save the date. You’re going to want to be in Sydney on the 17/8. Just waiting on an official announcement before we start promoting it.

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The Australian Herpetological Society

MERTEN’S WITH A MOUTHFUL!!
Without a doubt one of the coolest things I witnessed in the Kimberley’s last month was this Merten’s Water Monitor (Varanus mertensi) catch and eat a rather large red claw. I was photographing it by a waterhole near Kununurra, WA when it decided to enter the water and swim down under a rock. I assumed the encounter was all but over when moments later the lizard emerged from the water with a huge red claw in its jaws. Over the next 10min I watched (and photographed) with amazement as it subdued the crayfish and swallowed it whole! At first I doubted he was going to be able to get the whole thing down, but the lizard demonstrated just how cleaver they are by utilising a tree root to push against, forcing the crayfish down his throat. I was also able to film most of this occur, so be sure to catch the video footage in tomorrow night’s post. Also check out each photo caption for more info.
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Beautiful!

Perfect again Ross. We went up to Litchfield last year and my son went in the water and was interacting with a mertens on a rock.. he was wiggling his fingers and the mertens was hunting them. So cool to watch with a wild animal

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Events


Learning from Lizards

Learning from Lizards

July 25, 2018, 7:00pm - July 25, 2018, 10:00pm

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

The ability to learn is something as humans take for granted. It’s such an automatic response, we don’t really spend very long thinking about. Why do we learn? What guides our learning? Who do we choose learn from? These big questions are tricky to answer but lizards can give us clues on understanding the evolution of learning. Fonti Kar, a PhD student from University of New South Wales will discuss some of the latest research from the Lizard Lab on lizard cognition in some iconic Australian species.... See MoreSee Less

43 interested  ·  18 going
The AHS Winter BBQ

The AHS Winter BBQ

July 29, 2018, 11:00am - July 29, 2018, 3:00pm

Lane Cove National Park
Lady Game Dr
Epping, NSW  2067 Map

The AHS invites its members and their families along to a free catered BBQ at Lane Cove National Park. Come along, meet and mingle with other members. We will have plenty to keep you occupied. Please RSVP with numbers to we can cater correctly cater for you all.
Unless you have a Pass theres an $8 per vehicle Park entrance fee.

38 interested  ·  9 going
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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181 interested  ·  17 going
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 !

47 interested  ·  16 going
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.

86 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

July2018

Upcoming Field Trips