The AAIA receives no government support and its activities are primarily supported by donations from generous members of the public.

Your involvement will make a difference.

Member Benefits

The Institute aims to promote, in Australia, ancient, medieval and modern Greek studies. To this end it provides services to its members in Australia and facilities for conducting research and field work in Greece.

The Institute encourages members of the public to support its activities by becoming Individual Members. In addition there are many organizations that have joined as Corporate or Institutional Members, including the major Australian universities that teach Classics and Archaeology.

You can find contacts for, and links to, some of these groups on this page.

The AAIA acts as a facilitator of interactions between members (both individual and institutional) and a number of affiliated groups.

As an individual member of the AAIA you will receive:

  • Discounts to all AAIA events
  • A print copy of the annual AAIA Bulletin
  • A biannually printed AAIA Newsletter
  • Discounted rates at the AAIA Athens Hostel
  • Updates about upcoming AAIA events and activities

Membership Rates

If you would like to become a member of the AAIA, annual membership rates are as follows:

  • Regular member – $50
  • Student member – $20

To become a member, please visit our Member Registration page.

Alternatively, you may download a PDF Membership form and post it to us.

If you are interested in becoming an Institutional or Corporate Member of the AAIA, please contact us and include the term “Institutional Membership” in your subject line.

Societies of Friends of the AAIA

Since 1982, our Institute has relied upon support from an Australia-wide network of friends groups. Our friends make significant contributions to the Institute in terms of its finances and also promote archaeology and Hellenic studies through their diverse activities.

The Society of Mediterranean Archaeology (SoMA)

The University of Sydney Friends of the AAIA – SoMA is designed to promote the study of archaeology through lectures, seminars, other educational events and social functions. SoMA hold fund raising events to showcase the research undertaken at the AAIA and the University of Sydney, to support their excavations, and to help students in gaining practical archaeological experience in the Mediterranean. 

All funds generated by SoMA are dedicated to financial assistance for Australian archaeological projects overseas and for the Olwen Tudor Jones Scholarship (see ablove for details).


Candace Richards
Nicholson Museum A14
University of Sydney
+61 2 9351 7387

Sydney Friends of the AAIA


Mr Angelo Hatsatouris OAM
c/- PO Box 320
Maroubra Junction 
Sydney NSW 2035

Athens Friends of the AAIA

Mr Brian Cleary
c/- AAIA Athens Office
Zacharitsa 17, Koukaki
Athens 11741 Greece
P +30 (210) 924 3256

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Canberra (ANU) Friends of the AAIA


Prof. Elizabeth Minchin. FAHA

The Canberra (ANU)  Friends of the AAIA
c./ Prof. Elizabeth Minchin, FAHA
School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics, 
College of Arts & the Social Sciences
AD Hope Building (14) 
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

Queensland Friends of the AAIA


Mr Chris Griffiths
PO Box 5047
Mt Gravatt East 4122

South Australian Friends of the AAIA


Spiros Sarris
The SA Friends of the AAIA (Inc)
PO Box 701, Torrensville Plaza
+61 404 145 455


Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4759 +61 (0)2 9351 7693