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Membership application and renewal and annual Tasmanian Naturalist (only) subscription

A membership fee is payable on joining the club, and is renewable annually in January. 

If you join and pay during October, November or December you will be deemed to have paid your membership for the whole of the following year. 

As a member, you will receive the Club's quarterly Bulletin, and the annual Journal, The Tasmanian Naturalist, published in the last quarter of each year

Annual membership fees (in Australian dollars, AUD) are:

  • Adult $30.00
  • Family $35.00 (Children under 16 must be accompanied to meetings & excursions by an adult member)
  • Student/Concession/Pensioner $25 (Full-time student over 16/Australian low-income health card/Australian pensioner concession card)

Annual postal subscription to The Tasmanian Naturalist only, the annual fees (in Australian dollars, AUD) are:

  • Australia $25.00
  • Overseas $30.00

New Members

Please either download, print and complete an application form and send the completed application form by post to GPO Box 68, Hobart 7001 or send an email with all the membership form details to:     Then make your payment by one of the methods listed below.

For useful information about attending TFNC excursions, please see excursion-information

Renewing Members

Have your contact details changed? Please email changes to

If there are no changes, please just make your payment by one of the methods below.

Payment methods

(new members please remember to mail the completed application form or email equivalent details.

Pay either by PayPal, direct deposit, cheque or at a regular TFNC meeting



Select a membership or subscription category, click Pay Now button, then enter your details and pay by credit card or PayPal account.




Direct deposit:  Commonwealth Bank: BSB: 067-102 A/C 28000476

Reference: please use your surname(s) + subscription category.

Post a cheque to TFNC, GPO Box 68, Hobart 7001.


2021 Committee

Tas Field Naturalists Committee elected on 4th. March 2021 at the AGM held at Mathers House, Hobart

President: Eddie
Vice-President and book sales: Anna McEldowney.....
Secretary: Lynne
Treasurer: Jane
Naturalist Editor: Sabine
Bulletin Editor: Kristen
Walks and Talks & Public Officer: Amanda Thomson..
Librarian: Kevin
Website: Deirdre

General Committee members:
Bruno Bell

Jenny Schorter

Annabel Carle (and Archives)

Outgoing President's Address at AGM 2021 (Annabel Carle)

"The ones that got away" a presentation about invasive species in Tasmania.

Secretary's Report presented at AGM 4th. March 2021

2020 has been a year like no other in the club’s history.  We no sooner held our AGM and elected Annabel Carle as the new President than the Covid 19 virus struck and everyone was placed into lockdown.


General meetings came to a halt with the closure of UTAS however the committee continued to look after the club’s affairs via Zoom video link.  We are very thankful for Deirdre Brown’s expertise with the website and The Bulletin which keeps everyone up to date with the ever changing situation.

 With the gradual easing of restrictions excursions recommenced in July and 29 members took the opportunity for a walk along the Pipeline Track at Neika.  The visit to the Marion Bay wetlands in October was attended by 38 members and in November 28 people visited Growling Swallet in the Florentine Valley.  General meetings recommenced in October at Mathers House in central Hobart.

 The club funded the reprint of 1000 copies of A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi by David Ratkowsky and Genevieve Gates but as the entire stock sold out in six months we have now printed another 1000 copies of the book.

 In order to support local wildlife charities the club made donations of $500 each to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Raptor Refuge and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (toward the purchase of land at Tinderbox Hills).  A donation of $500 was also made to the Biodiversity Heritage Library in Victoria who have scanned copies of The Naturalist and the club newsletters and made them freely available on line.

 After granting a Life membership of Janet Fenton in March we were finally able to present her with a certificate at the October meeting.  Tonight we are pleased to present a Life Membership certificate to Genevieve Gates for her long and continuous service to the club.

 Mick Brown and his helpers have published another excellent edition of The Naturalist.  Mick has now handed the reins to Sabine Borgis and we thank him for his work over the past five years.

 We also thank Annabel Carle, Anna McEldowney and committee members for their sterling efforts to keep the club functioning in these uncertain times and look forward to another successful year.

 Margaret Warren, Secretary

Club Rules

Here is a pdf of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Rules