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.

18 hours ago

The Australian Herpetological Society

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The perfect fan pack for those who couldn't attend Miuntes to Die, or those who did and want that something extra special!

You are bidding on the 3 items pictured.
1 x signed Venom Brewing Shirt
1 x signed Venom Brewing poster
1 x King Cobra info pack (Thank you Rom)

These items have been collectively signed by
Romulus Whitaker, David Williams, John Cann, Royjan Taylor and Dan Rumsey.
All contributors to the advancement of venomous herpetology and medical treatment of snakebite.

This auction will end at 5pm Sydney time Sunday August 19.

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*** 24 Hour Auction ***

The perfect fan pack for those who couldnt attend Miuntes to Die, or those who did and want that something extra special!

You are bidding on the 3 items pictured.
1 x signed Venom Brewing Shirt
1 x signed Venom Brewing poster
1 x King Cobra info pack (Thank you Rom)

These items have been collectively signed by
Romulus Whitaker, David Williams, John Cann, Royjan Taylor and Dan Rumsey.
All contributors to the advancement of venomous herpetology and medical treatment of snakebite. 

This auction will end at 5pm Sydney time Sunday August 19.

$5 minimum increase

Check out Venom Beer on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/venombeer/

 

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20 hours ago

The Australian Herpetological Society

The AHS and the Australian Venom Research Unit held a screening of this incredibly powerful documentary.
It was great to see the who’s who of the Herpetological community come out in support.
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Great night

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The Australian Herpetological Society

The AHS and the Australian Venom Research Unit held a screening of this incredibly powerful documentary.
It was great to see the who’s who of the Herpetological community come out in support.
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The AHS and the Australian Venom Research Unit held a screening of this incredibly powerful documentary.
It was great to see the who’s who of the Herpetological community come out in support.

 

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To all the organizers sponsors and of course the speakers WHAT A GREAT NIGHT KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK U R DOING .And get the government's in your countries to empty there pockets so u can do more research and supply of anti venom to all hospitals for free

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Events


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 !

68 interested  ·  17 going
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.

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Our Next Meetings

Upcoming Field Trips