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
  • Enhance your career with education and networking
  • Eligibility for ANS Awards, including the new ANS Finkel Foundation Travelling Fellowship
  • Ability to propose Plenary speakers and symposia at the annual ANS
  • Reduced registration fee for the annual ANS conference
  • Access state-based funding for local neuroscience events
  • Receive ANS newsletters, monthly email bulletins and social media posts to keep you up to date
  • Free job and PhD advertisements
  • Career development opportunities for research student
A message from the President

I am looking forward to seeing you all again at our next Annual Scientific Meeting to be held from 2-4 December, at the Pan Pacific in Perth. This year our international plenary speaker is Professor Tracy Bale, the current President of IBRO.

Why be a member?

Why be a member? There are many benefits to membership of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. We welcome you to join today and to contact us with any questions.

Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience

The Australasian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN) is an intensive neuroscience course targeted at early to mid-career researchers with the aim of providing substantial theoretical and solid practical insight into modern neuroscience 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 members are eligible for the ANS Awards. Learn more about the various ANS Awards on offer.

Society Partners

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Neuroscience Research Institute
Queensland Brain Institute
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