International Year of Caves and Karst Events

The International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK)is an initiative of the International Union of Speleology - the global organization for cave explorers, scientists, managers, and educators. The IYCK aims to increase public understanding of caves and karst and to promote appropriate cave management and conservation – to Explore, Understand and Protect..For more details of if IYCK:

Australian Speleological Federation Inc. (ASF) is an Environmental Organisation, registered by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in Canberra,with the primary objective of protecting the cave and karst environment of Australia.
The ASF is also the national body that represents the interests of 23 caving clubs with over 800 members and which represents Australia on the International Union of Speleology.

The information provided on this website will assist you to find information regarding the organisation, the clubs near you, ASF policies (that have been accepted by numerous outdoor organisations and government departments in Australia), and to assist you to donate to the Karst Conservation Fund


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