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The Geographical Society of New South Wales is a professional society whose members are geography academics, teachers, practising geographers from both the public and private spheres, and other interested members of the public.

Encourage - Engage - Excite

The Society's mission is to encourage and promote geography in New South Wales and throughout Australia. The Society both engages and elevates geographical research, scholarship and education. The Society writes and encourages geographical submissions to appropriate authorities on environmental and social issues in Australia. The Society works to support geographical literacy, awareness and inspire enthusiasm for geography among the public in a globally connected world.

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Latest - 90th Birthday Gala Dinner

The closing date for Early Bird Tickets to the Society’s 90th Birthday Gala Dinner end 18th July.  The ticket price after this date increases from $90 to $125.  The gala dinner will be held in the MacLaurin Hall at the University of Sydney, to celebrate both the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the GSNSW and the history, present and future of geography.  The evening will be a spectacular occasion, with a keynote speaker, dinner and entertainment. It will be accompanied by an curated exhibition at the Fisher Library about geography. This gala event is a fantastic opportunity for geographers to meet, catch up and celebrate. Don’t miss out! We are strongly encouraging all geographers to attend.  To purchase tickets please go to: For more information about this event go to our Events page.  


Professor Richie Howitt

This month's Member in Profile is Professor Richie Howitt. To learn more about Richie please click here


Taylor & Francis, the editors of Australian Geographer and the Society are delighted to announce the launch of the annual Geographical Society of NSW Award for the:
       * Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher in the Australian Geographer
       * Best Paper in the Australian Geographer
Details here...


See our new video series Why Study Geography?


And the latest people events and issues making geographical news at Geography in the News page.



Last updated: 29 July 2016


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