The Society is governed by its council assisted by several sub-committees. Members are encouraged to become involved in all of the Society's activities including its governance.
The Society is governed by an elected Council. The Society’s business is managed by a series of Committees responsible to the Council (Publications, Library, Geographical Heritage (not currently active – formed as required), Research and Awards, Program and Administration). The Society is fortunate to have as joint Patrons; Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten. Councillors are expected to observe a Code of Conduct.
To find out more about where the Society is heading and how it hopes to get there, view the Strategic Plan endorsed by Council in June 2021.
‘…govern, manage and control the affairs, business, assets and funds of the Society and shall direct, prescribe, or transact, as it may deem necessary or useful, all such acts, matters, business and things for the purpose of the Society, and either at meetings of the Council or otherwise, as it may decide. Without limiting the amplitude of the authority and powers of the Council, it is expressly provided that it shall have full power concerning all publications of the Society and the employment and amount of remuneration of any suitable persons.’