Corporate Overview

The AAS is incorporated as an independent not for profit private company,

Divisions are established in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria (including Tasmania), and Western Australia.

A principle activity of the Divisions is the facilitation of technical and social meetings of the membership. Each year one of the divisions organises and hosts the national conference of the Society. Such conferences usually last for two to three days and attract international contributions. The Society is regularly involved in the staging of major international acoustical conferences (for example ICA, Internoise, Wespac, ICSV). The Society publishes the internationally regarded Acoustics Australia journal.

The Federal Council is the governing body of the Society. It is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Society and its Divisions in accordance with the Articles of Association and By-Laws. For the purposes of the Australian Investment and Securities Commission, Federal Councillors are Directors of the company.

Council usually consists of two Councillors from each State Division as follows:

New South WalesFederal CouncillorMr John Henry WASSERMANN, MAASRWDI - SYD
New South WalesPresidentMr Jeffrey PARNELL, MAASSydney Metro Rail
QueenslandFederal CouncillorMr Roger HAWKINS, MAASPalmer Acoustics (Aust) Pty Ltd
QueenslandGeneral SecretaryMrs Julie SOBOLEWSKIAustralian Acoustical Society
QueenslandTreasurerDr Michael HAYNE, MAASSoundBASE Consulting Engineers
South AustraliaFederal CouncillorMs Deborah JAMES, MAASResonate Consultants
South AustraliaVice PresidentMr Simon MOORE, MAASWSP Group ADELAIDE
VictoriaFederal CouncillorDr Norman BRONER, FAASBroner Consulting Pty Ltd
VictoriaFederal CouncillorMr Andrew James MITCHELL, MAASCogent Acoustics
Western AustraliaFederal CouncillorDr Iain PARNUM, MAASCMST, Curtin University
Western AustraliaRegistrarDr Luke ZOONTJENS, MAASSLR Consulting Pty Ltd PER

The Council may form an Executive consisting of the President, Vice-President, General Secretary and Treasurer to make decisions that are later ratified by Council.

Business and institutional organisations can support the work of the Society and advertise their products and services through Sustaining Membership.