Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

About us


The International Biometric Society (IBS) is devoted to the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the Biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. It welcomes as members statisticians, mathematicians, biological scientists, and others devoted to interdisciplinary efforts in advancing the collection and interpretation of information in the biosciences.

The Society publishes two journals, Biometrics, reporting communications consistent with the Society's mission, and, jointly with the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES).

The IBS is organised into geographically-defined regions, each with at least 50 members. The Australasian Region (IBS-AR) is one of over 30 regions under the IBS umbrella. It provides to over 200 members of the International Biometric Society who reside in Australia, New Zealand and nearby countries a local focus and support for biometrics undertaken in this region.

Rules of Incorporation of IBS-AR as an Association

The rules for the Australasian Region date from December 2020 when incorporation occurred.

Code of Conduct

Our regional code of conduct was developed in 2019.


Please refer to Biometric Bulletin Vol 17 No 3 (July-September 2000) by Sue Wilson for details.

Regional news for inclusion in the Biometric Bulletin

Regional news for inclusion in the Biometric Bulletin needs to be received by end of January and July each year. Please email Garth Tarr of University of Sydney with your contributions.


The President serves a two year term. A President-elect is chosen by ballot at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) falling in the middle of the term of the current President and serves as Vice-President from then to the end of the next AGM, whence they become President. At the same time the immediate past president become Vice-President for one year. The officers and members of the Council, other than President and ex-officio members, are chosen by a ballot of Members prior to each AGM.

Last updated 1 June 2023