Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

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.


2020 Committee

Tas Field Naturalists Committee elected at 7 March 2020 at the AGM

President: Annabel
Vice-President: Anna MacEldowney
Secretary: Margaret
Treasurer: Jane
Naturalist Editor: Mick
Bulletin Editor: Deirdre
Walks and Talks: Amanda Thomson....................
Librarian: Kevin
Website: Deirdre

General Committee members:
Sabine Borgis

Lynne Maher

Eddie Gall

Outgoing President's Address at AGM 2020 (Kevin Bonham)

"And they all invaded....slowly" a presentation about introduced snails.

Secretary's Report presented at AGM 5th. March 2020

The past year has been another busy and successful year for the club.
The second edition of Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky’s ‘Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi’ has sold out and the club provided the funding for a new edition of Simon Grove’s ‘Seashells of Tasmania’, which was published in December.
In 2018 the club nominated Simon Grove for the Australian Natural History Medallion organized by the Victorian Field Naturalists. The award that year went to Sarah Lloyd of the Central North Field Naturalists however this year we were delighted to hear that Simon was the winner of the medallion. To have Tasmanians win the award two years running shows the high calibre of our naturalists.
The club also nominated Kristi Ellingson and Tony Daley for the Le Souëf Award for amateur entomologists. Although they did not win there is a very strong chance they will be successful in 2020. By co-incidence this year’s award went to Ken Harris from Victoria who was a member and past president of our club in the late 1970’s.
During the year we heard from many interesting speakers, a record number of 75 members and visitors came to hear Stefan Eberhard recount his cave diving exploits. Deep sea corals, sea birds, kelp, bats and mosses were among the other topics covered by our speakers.
In February we had a weekend trip to the Big Punchbowl Reserve, followed in March by a visit to a property at Lonnavale to study the fungi and forest regeneration after bushfires. Twenty six people participated in an Easter Camp at Mole Creek in April, and in October the North East Field Naturalists hosted the Federation Weekend which was enjoyed by eight of our members.
James Wood conducted a tour of the Botanical Gardens Seed Conservation Centre while Rod Hewer demonstrated his lapidary skills and showed his extensive collection of gemstones and fossils.
Sadly one of our life members, Isa Hurburg passed away in June, not long after celebrating her 100 th birthday. Isa and her husband Marcus were valuable members of the club for many years. Recently while walking at Mortimer Bay I was pleased to see a reserve named in honour of Priscilla Park who is another of our life members.
This year we will see some changes in the make up of the committee, Kevin Bonham will step down after being president for the past six years and also continuously on the committee since 1988. Genevieve Gates, another long time committee member is taking a well-earned break, Margaret Williams and Abbey Throssell are also stepping down. We thank everyone for their work and dedication to the club.
We welcome the new president and committee and look forward to another exciting year.

 Margaret Warren, Secretary

Club Rules

Here is a pdf of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Rules