Young Statisticans


We are Australia’s premier group dedicated to the needs of early career statisticians



The SSA Young Statisticians aim to:

–       Provide a forum for networking and exchanging information for early career statisticians from around Australia

–       Promote the interests of early career statisticians to the broader community.

Am I a Young Statistician?

Everyone interested in statistics is welcome, particularly if you:

–       Are studying statistics, or

–       Graduated in the last 5 years and work in a statistics related area

There are no age restrictions.



Enhance your CV

Networking – opportunities to meet and mingle with peers and distinguished statisticians

YS-specific events

  • biennial national Young Statisticians Conference
  • special sessions and social events at Australian Statistical conferences
  • State-based events: career nights, dinners, networking


  • Branches often offer travel grants for student members attending Statistical Society of Australia conferences (ASC or YSC).
  • Jubilee travel grant for student members

Discounts on SSA workshops and conferences

Involvement – we are run by young statisticians for young statisticians, and there are many opportunities for committee involvement. We want to hear your ideas!


Being awarded the (YSC2011) best presentation award not only increases my confidence in being able to present professional topics, but also leads to more academic opportunities such as invited talks in other Universities.

                                                                                                                ~ Julia Polak


Who coordinates the Young Statisticians?

National Young Statisticians events are organised and coordinated by the SSA Young Statisticians Chair, currently held by:

State activities are organised by the Young Statisticians’ representative on each state Branch council:

How do I get involved with the Young Statisticians?

Contact your branch YS representative.

Stay connected by joining our facebook  group.

Have an idea for an event? Contact your Branch representative.


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