The Anthroposophical Society in Australia is a non-profit association devoted to furthering the work of Rudolf Steiner. There is a wide community of members and associated bodies in all states and territories. You may choose to participate in events and activities of the Society at many levels of interest without joining, but joining offers deeper opportunities for learning, sharing and building community across Australia and internationally.
What is the Society’s role and what does membership support?
The Anthroposophical Society in Australia is the collective body of branches, groups and associated anthroposophical organisations throughout Australia. The General Anthroposophical Society is the world body for anthroposophy with its centre in Dornach, Switzerland. It comprises the many country societies, including the society in Australia. A person becomes a member of the General Anthroposophical Society and is then recognised as a member in their country and with their chosen branch or group.
The society aims to nurture the life of the soul both in individual and human society on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world. It also supports the objects and purposes of the General Anthroposophical Society.
The Society publishes information for its members on this website, in journals and in branch newsletters to publicise activities, meetings, conferences, workshops and performances.
Membership contributions support the activities of the Society in Australia and anthroposophical work globally, as well as publications, seminars, exhibitions, performances, lectures, conferences and courses.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Members benefit from receiving regular information about branch activities in their local area, from the national society (ASinA) and from the worldwide society.
- receive the Journal of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia, a biannual print publication and regular ASinA Newsletters.
- Membership of the General Anthroposophical Society, a global community founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1923 and based at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland.
- After two years of membership, members can apply to join the School of Spiritual Science in their local area.
How is the Society managed?
The Management Group acts as the executive body of the Society in Australia and is responsible for the management of society events and activities at the national level. The group sees their overall purpose as being “in the service of the healthy evolution of anthroposophy”.
The group works to ensure the Society in Australia is visible and relevant in the world, as well as encouraging the growth of local initiatives in support of anthroposophy.
The Management Group is responsible for the allocation of grant monies via the General Grant Fund and the Workshop Fund. However, as of January 2020, these funding opportunities have been put on hold while being reviewed. Please look here for other funding bodies.
Meetings are generally held monthly.
The current constitution of the ASinA is available here.
How can I find out about membership?
If you would like to enquire about the process of joining the society, you can complete the form below. You will be contacted to provide you with introductory membership information and member contribution details.