The AHS is a volunteer, not for profit organisation that serves members of the community interested in herpetology. In particular, the AHS aims to disseminate information about the conservation, care, & natural history of reptiles & amphibians. The AHS is committed to providing a safe environment for all members that promotes equity, diversity, & inclusion.
The AHS is also committed to helping & empowering young Australians & where possible, especially indigenous Australians, with an interest in herpetology, with the hope that their passion for reptiles will be beneficial to society or may even lead them to a career in the natural sciences where they may work directly with reptiles.
To ensure a focus on equity & diversity the AHS has a committee portfolio “Equity & Diversity”. The role of this portfolio is to seek ways to promote equity, diversity, & inclusion in the AHS.