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
A message from the President

After a year dominated by working from home and virtual meetings, neuroscientists are heading back to the laboratory and realising the importance of social interaction. With national vaccinations commencing, attending a scientific conference with lively discussion and new ideas is again a reality. I encourage you to start planning to "Reconnect the Network" in December in Melbourne.


Why be a member?

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

Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience

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

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.You can get in touch with us via email at students@ans.org.au

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.’’

Equity and Diversity Committee

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.

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.

ANS Awards

ANS Awards

ANS Young Researcher Award

Society Partners

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