Australian Acoustical Society

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The Australian Acoustical Society aims to promote and advance the science and practice of acoustics in all its branches to the wider community and provide support to acousticians.

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About the AAS

The Society was formed in 1964 when meetings were held of people interested in acoustics and vibration. The Society was incorporated on 1 April 1971 as a public company. Divisions are active in all Australian States.

Its members practice or study acoustics across a wide range of fields including:

Architectural Acoustics - Environmental Noise - Marine Acoustics - Engineering Noise Control - Occupational Noise Management - Physiology of Hearing - Audiology Studies - Musical Acoustics

Looking for experts on a given topic in acoustics?  Try the directory.  Note that only members of grades MAAS and FAAS are normally deemed to be a ‘Member’ of the AAS by meeting minimum levels educational qualifications and professional experience.

Those interested in working in the field of acoustics should review current job opportunities and how to become a member.

The Society:

  • Provides a source of expertise in acoustics to the public, private corporations, small business, the legal system, standards organisations and government
  • Encourages interaction between practitioners of the various branches of acoustics
  • Arranges for its members a variety of activities including divisional meetings, technical talks, on-site visits, seminars, equipment demonstrations and social functions
  • Publishes "Acoustics Australia", Australia's only technical journal devoted entirely to issues related to sound, noise and vibration
  • Organises an annual conference, usually with a special theme and rotating between the member states
  • Organises and facilitates international conferences held within Australia, to encourage internationally recognised experts in various fields to visit Australia to provide the Society with the benefits of their knowledge
  • Works with national and international standards and policy-setting bodies, such as Standards Australia.



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