Community

There is a wide community of members and associated bodies in all states and territories. You may choose to become part of the community by participating in events and activities of the Society at many levels of interest without joining, as a friend, but joining offers deeper opportunities for learning, sharing and building community across Australia and internationally.

What are the benefits of membership of the ASinA?

  • Members benefit from receiving regular information about branch activities in their local area, from the national society (ASinA) and from the worldwide society.
  • The Journal of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia, a biannual print publication is available to members, as well as regular ASinA Newsletters.  
  • Becoming a member of the ASinA means you become connected to the global community, based at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, and can receive Anthroposophy Worldwide, the Goetheanum online newsletter, in your inbox.
  • After two years of membership, members can apply to join the School of Spiritual Science in their local area.

What is the Society’s role and what does membership support?

Membership financial  support communications and networking between members and the ASinA . Contributions also support activities of the Society in Australia, the state and local branches, the Journal and newsletters, the webinars and anthroposophical work globally, as well as seminars, exhibitions, performances, lectures, conferences, courses and the website itself.

A person usually becomes a member of the General Anthroposophical Society first and is then recognised as a member in their country. They may then choose to join their state branch or local group.

The Society aims to nurture the life of the soul in the individual through community 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 and friends on this website, in journals and in branch newsletters to publicise activities, meetings, conferences, workshops and performances.

What is the ASinA?

The Anthroposophical Society in Australia (ASinA)  is a non-profit association committed to furthering the work of Rudolf Steiner. The Society itself is the collective body of branches, groups and associated anthroposophical organisations throughout Australia.

The Society in Australia looks to the General Anthroposophical Society the world body for anthroposophy, which has its centre in Dornach, Switzerland. The General Society connects 78 countries on all continents many hundreds of groups, branches, and regional societies.

How is the Society managed?

The Management Committee 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 committee sees their overall purpose as being “in the service of the healthy evolution of anthroposophy”.

The committee 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 Committee is responsible for the allocation of grant monies via the General Grant Fund. However, as of January 2020, these funding opportunities have been put on hold until 10th January 2022. Please look here for other funding bodies. 

ASinA committee meetings are generally held monthly. There are also subcommittees for communications and networking, membership, events, youth engagement, diversity and cultural competency and the ASinA constitution. For more information, please contact the General Secretary, Jane Bradshaw

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.