Promoting sociology in Australia
Facilitating sociology teaching and research
Enhancing the professional development of TASA members
TASA aims to:
TASA began its life in 1963 as the Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand (SAANZ) and incorporated in 1968. In 1988 the association changed its name to TASA. TASA members include sociologists and social scientists consisting of academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students, public servants, consultants and social researchers.
TASA holds annual conferences and produces a refereed journal, a newsletter, a membership directory, a web site and maintains an email list. It bestows several prestigious awards, including the Jean Martin Award for best PhD, the Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology Award and the occasional Services to Australian Sociology Award. TASA Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in the ACT (Incorporation number: A00125), and its ABN is No: 17 398 473 186.
TASA is a ‘collective member’ of CHASS who is the peak body of the Humanities and the Social Sciences.