The mission of the Australasian Mycological Society is to promote research and teaching in all areas of fungal biology, to raise the profile of mycology in the Australasian region, to promote the conservation of Australasian fungi and to facilitate networking and collaboration among mycologists.

AMS membership includes experts in diverse areas including fungal taxonomy and systematics, ecology, evolution, epidemiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, conservation and biodiversity, physiology, plant pathology, molecular pathogenesis and medical mycology. 

We organize conferences and forays to bring members together to share their research and to network in a relaxed environment.

Our society welcome new members.



  • The AGM was held on August 19th at 11 AM AEST via Zoom. .

  • We welcome our new Council members:  President, Tracey Steinrucken, Vice-President Bevan Weir, Treasurer Adam Frew and councillors Anna Hopkins and Jonathan Plett

  • To help us through this period of isolation we are promoting eTalks and eMeetings that are being organised by various universities and societies - see  Please contact the webmaster if you would like us to promote eTalks or eMeetings that are run by your organisation and are open to the public.​

  • Consider applying for an AMS grant: We offer the The AMS Research Grant and the AMS Research Training Grant. For more information click here

  • Tom May has provided a new Fungi Portrait, which showcases new and interesting fungi found in Australasia.​

  • Our July newsletter is available on the Newsletters page

  • Take time to look at the terrific student facebook page with interesting posts on all things mycological - see  You don't need to be a student to  find the content very interesting and enjoyable.

  • The AMS has initiated two new sub-groups: the  AMS Fungal Education Subcommittee and the  Australasian Fungi Conservation Group. Interested members are encouraged to check out the relevant web-pages and consider joining these groups

  • Don't forget to renew your membership! We have now introduced 3-year membership with a discounted cost. Please see the membership page for details.

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