Australian Geographer

The Geographical Society of New South Wales publishes a range of material and documents with the most notable of these being the academic journal Australian Geographer.  The Australian Geographer is the oldest academic Geography journal in Australia.  It is published in four issues per year and is indexed in a number of citation indexes.  Launched in 1928, the journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is distributed all over the world.  It focuses primarily on two areas of research: Australia and its region, including developments, issues and policies in Australia, the western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, Asia and Antarctica; and environmental studies, particularly the biophysical environment and human interactions with it.

It is published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, has four issues per year and is edited by Professor Chris Gibson.



The Society also publishes the proceedings from conferences that it has organised.

Emergent Geographies

The Emergent Geographies Conference, the inaugural postgraduate student conference of The Geographical Society of New South Wales, held on 15 November 2007 at the University of New South Wales, showcased current geographical research from emergent scholars.

The program is available in PDF format.

Geography's New Frontiers

The 2003 two-day conference was an outstanding success and provided overviews on cutting edge thinking within Geography and the cognate disciplines. The Conference was for teachers, professional geographers and academics.

The conference brochure, an outline of the relationship between the conference papers and NSW Stage 6 Syllabus Geography and an order form for the Conference Proceedings are available.


The Society's Newsletter helps to keep members informed of important issues relevant to the aims and goals of the Society. The most recent newsletters of the are provided in PDF format. To view these files requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, to download a free copy of the software click here

To access recent back copies of the Newsletter, go to the Newsletters category in our Resource Library.

Bowman: A Novel for Lovers of Geography

Council member, Bruce Ryan, has turned novelist.  Read here what his novel, Bowman: A Novel for Lovers of Geography, is all about, what the critics say, and something about the author.

Copies are available from Bruce Ryan for $40 plus postage.  Contact him through our email Contact form. of page