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P R I M A T E   S O C I E T Y

The Australasian Primate Society is a non-profit scientific society founded in 1982.


The objects of the Society are

  • to advance the study of primatology, both academic and applied

  • to promote the ethical and responsible use of non-human primates in scientific research

  • to foster responsible breeding in captivity and importation of non-human primates, consistent with the objects stated above and with the conservation of all primate species


Membership is open to any individual or institution working in any area of primate research,  or having an interest in primatology. It provides an open forum for discussions, questions and campaigns in all areas of primatology.


Since 1986 the Society has published a biannual journal Australasian Primatology,  which is used to disseminate knowledge of primates and for discussion of ideas and items of general interest.   There are two areas of publication.  One is peer- reviewed scientific papers and the other is short communications which includes regular book reviews. There is also a newsletter published Monkeying Around, used for general Society information and updates for members


The Australasian Primate Society has raised funds for a wide variety of primate conservation projects in many areas of the world throughout its history, and continues to do so today. 

The Society holds an annual conference in a city in Australia or New Zealand, and organised the XVIIIth International Primatological Congress held in Adelaide, South Australia in January 2001.

Your membership will enable the society to continue to support conservation projects and other primate work throughout the world. You can contact Membership Secretary for further details  


Current Office Bearers:

President: Dr Carla Litchfield

Vice President: Graeme Crook

Treasurer/ Membership Secretary: Nicole Wilson

Secretary: Nicole Wilson

Editor: Jo Davis

Executive Committee Members

Professor Colin Groves & Leif Cocks


Mailing Address:

PO Box 9126,
   Victoria, 3844