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
The aims of the ASF are to:
- gather, document and disseminate information by exploring Australian caves;
- develop and promote policies regarding safe caving and reducing the impact on caves;
- foster and publish research in scientific journals and presenting information at conferences;
- provide education and advice to the Australian community on conserving Australia's karst resources;
- bring together and represent persons interested in caves and karst in Australia; and
- Safeguard and protect the cave and karst environment of Australia by maintaining a public fund (called the "Karst Conservation Fund").The ASF is registered as an Environmental Organisation by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra to receive tax deductible donations to use in pursuit of its environmental objectives to protection caves and karst environments in Australia.
For more information on the ASF download the pdf document titled