About us

The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) is the national society of the mathematics profession in Australia.

Founded in 1956, our mission is the promotion and extension of mathematical knowledge and its applications. We represent all professional mathematicians in Australia, both pure and applied.

The special interests of applied mathematicians are represented by a division of AustMS, ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics).

The Society also has a number of affiliates.

Our role

The Society:

  1. Promotes mathematics in the community (through programs such as the "Sticking with Mathematics" media campaign)
  2. Represents the interests of the profession to government
  3. Produces publications and submissions
  4. Holds conferences and seminars
  5. Provides awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the mathematical sciences

We operate under the AustMS constitution and our operations are managed by the Society’s office bearers.


Society equity policy for awards, prizes and grants

The Australian Mathematical Society is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. All eligible nominees for awards, prizes and grants will receive consideration without regard to ethnic background, race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, age or citizenship status.

Updated: 23 Apr 2019