Welcome to the homepage of SETAC Australasia

SETAC AU is a Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Asia-Pacific geographic unit, established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in Australasia. SETAC AU is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of chemicals and technology on the environment. The Society also provides and open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing and distribution to exchange information and share opinion across nations and disciplines. The primary goals of SETAC AU are:

  1. To support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity of the region.
  2. To encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry.
  3. To provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the general public.

SETAC AU was established in 2011 after members of the Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology (ASE) voted to merge their society with SETAC. SETAC AU has around 300 members which include a vibrant mix of industry practitioners, consultants, academics, regulators and students. Indeed, SETAC AU sees itself as a training ground for current and future scientists and prides itself on providing a strong and supportive environment for student researchers and scientists from developing nations in the region.

SETAC AU publish a regular online bulletin covering regionally important scientific research and issues. The life of the Society has also been documented in the regular newsletter, ‘Endpoint’, with regular contributions and updates from members on local and global issues and events.

SETAC AU also publishes the Australasian Bulletin of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry (ABEEC). The bulletin welcomes Original Research Papers, Short Communications, Review Papers, Commentaries and Letters to the Editors.