White Nose Syndrome does not exist in Australia. We need to keep it that way. The ASF equipment and cleaning protocols can be downloaded from the Conservation page

ASF Inc. is an Environmental Organisation, registered by the Department of the Environment and Energy 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 24 caving clubs, over 800 members throughout Australia and 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 Australian Speleological Federation Inc (ASF) is the national body that represents the interests of 24 caving clubs and over 800 members throughout Australia. The ASF advocates for the protection of Australia's caves and karst environment.

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 Environment and Energy, 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 ASF Information Kit

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