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What is the SSA?

The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) was founded in 1962 as a national “umbrella” organisation to support and further the work of state statistical societies already in existence, to establish a national journal and newsletter and to host national stats conferences. Today, we represent statisticians from Australia and around the world. With branches representing seven states and territories, we organise exciting local events and activities.

The overall objective of the Society is to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise. The Society is incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.). The rules was revised in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (A.C.T.) in August 2007. The Society is guided by its Rules and Regulations and its Strategic Plan. The society is governed by a Central Council and Executive Committee.


The Society is an affiliated organisation of the International Statistical Institute, with the President as the Society’s ex-officio member.

The Society is a constituent member of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and a member of Science & Technology Australia (STA).

The Society is also represented on the National Committee for Mathematics of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Statistical Advisory Council and the Committee QR/4-Statistical Quality Procedures of the Standards Association of Australia. The Society is a corporate member of the New Zealand Statistical Association, an Associate Member of the Australian Geoscience Council, and a member of the Australian Foundation of Science.

Rules, Regulations and Codes of Conduct

We have three related documents that guide our practice and the expectations of our members.
  1. Our Rules govern how we are run, including: the make-up of the executive, the executive’s powers, the structure of the branches, annual general meeting, and voting rights. Our Rules may be changed at any general meeting of the society. The rules were revised in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (A.C.T.) in August 2019.
  2. Our Regulations provide additional guidance in terms of accreditation and awards. Our Regulations can be changed at any time by agreement of the Executive and Central Council.
  3. Our Code of Conduct defines the behaviour expected of Society members practising in everyday professional life, and includes a Code of Conduct at SSA events. Our Code of Conduct can be changed at any time by agreement of the Executive and Central Council.

Each branch also has their Rules or Constitution.

We have also have a set of rules and guidelines concerning the ANZSTAT Discussion Forum, as this is a place for members and non-members.

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The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) is the home for professionals working in statistics. A place where you belong, connect with others, advance your career and feel inspired.

Our core purpose is to connect you with great people and great opportunities, so you can be successful in your current role and with your career aspirations.

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