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The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) was established in 1976.

Its main purpose is to sponsor and encourage the creation and appreciation of science fiction in Australia through a variety of activities:

  • Awards the A Bertram Chandler Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction"

  • Awards the Norma K. Hemming Award which marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in science fiction

  • Sponsors the Amateur SF Competition, conducted by the Australian National Science Fiction Convention

  • Lends seed money to Australian National Science Fiction Conventions to cover their start-up costs

  • Provides banking facilities to the Australian Fan Funds

  • Members receive The Instrumentality, an essential information source for Australian SF&F events and news

  • Operates as a resource centre/clearing house for science fiction activities in Australia


The Foundation relies on membership subscriptions to fund its ongoing activities. We also accept donations. Help the ASFF carry on its important work by joining the ASFF.

We will be accepting new memberships SOON!

Re-Launch date June 1st 2022

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