We are a non-profit organisation of scientific researchers and clinicians who study the brain, cognition, and nervous system structure and function in health and disease.


Member Benefits

  • Ability to play an active voting role in the peak neuroscience society in Australasia
  • Eligibility for ANS awards
  • Ability to propose Plenary speakers and symposia at the annual ANS
  • Reduced registration fee for the annual ANS conference
  • Access to our online ANS community forums, including the ability to open your own ANS community forum
  • Ability to organise and advertise your own events through the ANS website
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Free job advertisements
ANS Student Body Committee

The Student Body Committee (SBC) was formed in 2017 and is tasked with strategising, planning, and implementing programs to support neuroscience students and encourage student participation in ANS.

Australian Brain Alliance

The ABA has proposed the establishment of an Australian Brain Initiative (ABI), a transformative brain research agenda aimed at coordinating Australia’s existing brain researchers and scientists from other disciplines with the aim of ‘‘cracking the brain’s code.’’

Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience

The Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN) is an intensive three-week course that teaches the theory and practice of electrophysiological recording and optical imaging techniques.

Australian Brain Bee Challenge

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.

Equity and Diversity Subcommittee

The E&D Committee is dedicated to promoting equity and balance of gender, culture, and ethnicity on ANS Committees and at our annual conference, and to removing obstacles to the advancement of underrepresented genders and minorities in neuroscience.

ANS Awards

ANS Young Researcher Award

ANS Awards

Non-ANS Awards

2019 ANS conference

The ANS Annual Scientific Meeting is one of the largest annual biomedical conferences held in the Australasian region. What started out four decades ago as a 150-person meeting has grown into a major convention of up to 700 delegates attending presentations by numerous highly acclaimed national and international experts. We hope to see you in Adelaide 2-5 December 2019.

Call for Symposia           Submissions Now Open!

Contact Us


ANS c/o The Association Specialists
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585


+61 2 9431 8652



Why be a member?

Why be a member? There are many benefits to membership of the Australasian Neuroscience Society

A message from the President

cliffYour membership of the Society is crucial and ANS cannot exist without it. ANS provides your collective voice for science advocacy and the funding of neuroscience and represents your interests across a range of national and international science organisations.

Latest News

2019 Cajal Club's Krieg Cortical Kudos

Nominations are open for the Cajal Club's Krieg Cortical Kudos. The awards recognize scientists focused on Cerebral Cortical Research (Structure and/or Connections), at three levels: the established investigator, the young investigator who has received an...

Passing away of Vale Professor Jack Pettigrew FAA

ANS would like to sadly inform its members of the passing away of ‘Jack’ Pettigrew last week at the age of 75. Jack was elected to the Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS) in 1987. In the same year he was also elected to the Royal Society of London. He was...

ANS 2018 Achievements and Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023

ANS achievements in 2018 - The 2018 year has been a busy one for ANS Council. We developed and launched our first Strategic Plan which includes a range of measures to increase benefits for members and support and widen neuroscience research in Australasia....


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