Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Who we are

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia (Inc.) is a voluntary, not-for profit organisation for advancing geographical science and promoting public awareness and enjoyment of Geography and related topics. 

The Society’s Purpose is to:

  • Advance public awareness of, and interest in, geography and related disciplines, including environmental issues.
  • Encourage research and scholarship in geography.
  • Recognise and reward achievements in geography.
  • Commemorate past achievements of significance to geography.

Membership of the Society is by subscription and is open to anyone. While the Society takes a special interest in the geography of South Australia and its immediate region, it also extends to the global scale.

This is achieved through:

  • A program of public lectures, exhibitions and field activities.
  • Publishing geographical material, including fully refereed research papers and items of popular and topical interest.
  • Encouraging interest in all aspects of environmental, economic and social geography.
  • Maintaining an extensive library and historical collections.
  • Providing grants for research and awards to geography students and outstanding geographers.
  • Conserving and managing collections and monuments relating to the geographical heritage of South Australia and other parts of Australia.