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ANZALS, founded in 1991, is the major disciplinary association in Australasia for promoting the further development of research, teaching and scholarship in the study of leisure (including sport, tourism, events, arts, play and recreation). Our aim is to promote the value and profile of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand through a biennial conference, newsletters, website and the publication of Annals of Leisure Research Journal.

ANZALS membership is a springboard for disciplinary growth and professional development and provides a sense of community with others in the global leisure studies field, including academics, practitioners, consultants and students. Read the ANZALS Mission statement.


Main activities are:



The publication of the refereed journal, Annals of Leisure Research


Organisation of a biennial conference  

Awards & Grants

Presentation of awards and the ANZALS Grant Program funding to recognise and foster outstanding leisure scholarship


Sharing of relevant information to members via the bimonthly eNews and to all via our ANZALS social media communications

ANZALS is managed by a Board of Management with members elected from the membership at the AGM every two years. A list of the current Board membership can be found here.


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