About Us

The Society for Insect Studies Inc. is a non-profit organisation which meets at the Australian Museum, Sydney Australia, and consists of members dedicated to the promotion of the study of insects and related forms.

The Society achieves this by means of meetings, lectures, exhibits, excursions, publications and a general involvement with related organisations. The Society's motto Preserve the Habitat, reflects a major objective - the conservation of insects by habitat preservation. An annually elected council oversees the society's activities.

General meetings

The Society holds 6 bi-monthly meetings per year. Starting at 7.30 pm, meetings are usually held in the Australian Museum, The Annex 4th Floor, entrance on the corner of College and William Streets Sydney. Occasionally the general meeting may take the form of an excursion. The meetings usually include general business about Society activities, exhibits and contributions by members and at least one main speaker who makes a presentation to the member on an entomological ore related topic. Light refreshments and relaxed social interaction follow the speaker(s).

The Society circular

All members receive a bi-monthly circular, posted within two weeks prior to the next general meeting. The circular contains details of the upcoming speakers and other Society activities. It also contains summaries and reports from previous speakers, media items of interest, book offers, events, contributions from members, website reviews, member notices and much more. All members are encouraged to submit items for consideration.

Other Society activities

In addition to the general meetings, the Society has been involved with displays at Science Week and Open Day at the Australian Museum, Streamwatch Awards day and South Sydney Council butterfly garden project. Several field trips and excursions are to be planned for the upcoming year.