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The Australian Acoustical Society aims to promote and advance the science and practice of acoustics in all its branches to the wider community and provide support to acousticians.

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

The Society was formed in 1964 when meetings were held of people interested in acoustics and vibration. The Society was incorporated on 1 April 1971 as a public company. Divisions are active in all Australian States.

Its members practise or study acoustics across a wide range of fields including:

Architectural Acoustics - Environmental Noise - Marine Acoustics - Engineering Noise Control - Occupational Noise Management - Physiology of Hearing - Audiology Studies - Musical Acoustics

Notice: We are curently in a transition with a new AAS website being created. Some functionality is has been moved/created:


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Hearing Awareness WeekHearing Awareness Week

During Hearing Awareness Week in August 2014 a special liftout "Managing Noise in the 21st Century" was featured in The West Australian newspaper. AAS members may be interested in reading a digital version of this at: http://info.thewest.com.au/westadvertising/feature/20140822/menu.html

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The National Airports Safeguarding Framework The National Airports Safeguarding Framework

A national planning framework has been prepared to assist decision making processes for state and local governments in the vicinity of airports. Please see the above link for more information.


Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And MatesSpiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates

Christopher Joyce: June 10, 2014


Noise – does it have a future?Noise – does it have a future?

ABC Radio National: February 4, 2014 by Antony Funnell


Din and dinner: Are our restaurants just too noisy?Din and dinner: Are our restaurants just too noisy?

The Age: Good Food: Food News article August 6, 2013 by Richard Cornish


Letter to the editor

Re Graham Lloyd’s article “World’s eyes will be on Waterloo as wind turbines go on trial


Say that again: tales of noisy noshSay that again: tales of noisy nosh

Episode from the Radio National Saturday 17 November 2012 1:06PM

Restaurant noise issues

Hunter Valley, NSW. 15-18 November 2015

Restaurant Noise Survey

Restaurant Noise Survey "Café & Restaurant Acoustic Index (CRAI)"