Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand
Society of Criminology Inc. (ANZSOC).

Message from the President
Tara Renae McGee - April 2020


Find out how to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC).

Conferences & Events

View upcoming conferences & events and find all the information you need to attend.


Explore the prizes & awards you can apply for, as well as the application process and past winners.

About Us

The society is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field.

Membership Benefits

  • A reduced registration fee at the annual conference;
  • Free subscription to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology;
  • Special seminars and workshops in each state discussing recent developments in crime and criminology;
  • Awards and prizes; and
  • Opportunities to meet visiting distinguished scholars.


2020 ANZSOC Conference cancelled 


It is with regret we advise the 2020 ANZSOC Conference, scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast 8 – 10 December has been cancelled.

This has been a very difficult decision for ANZSOC and the Local Organising Committee to take, however given the circumstances related to COVID-19, we feel this to be the most responsible course of action. It is our hope that by making an early decision, the level of
inconvenience to participants will be minimalised.

The criminology group at Griffith University have committed to hosting an ANZSOC conference on the Gold Coast in 2021 at a similar time (early December 2021) but the format that conference will take will be reconsidered later this year by the Local Organising Committee, in
consultation with the ANZSOC Committee of Management. It may be that the conference needs to be scaled back or reformulated in some way to take into consideration the capacity of universities and other employers to support participation at the conference. Further information about the 2021 conference will be distributed later this year.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to connecting with you at the 2021 conference.

For any enquiries related to the conference please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au or
the ANZSOC Secretariat secretary@anzsoc.org.

Dr Rachel Dioso-Villa, Dr William Wood
2020 ANZSOC Conference Co-Chairs

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc.
c/ – Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 1936
Canberra City ACT 2601
Ph: +61 2 6268 7450
ABN: 66972302862