The Numismatic Association of Australia acts as a united voice for all the major State numismatic organisations in Australia and has close ties with the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand and those Australian public institutions with numismatic collections. The NAA publishes an annual journal of international standard that covers all forms of currency and medals, and holds a biennial conference. Membership is made up of collectors, dealers, academics and museum numismatists, and is open to individuals and institutions in Australia and overseas.
The NAA follows the policy of museums and other public institutions in Australia, and does not value coins, medals or banknotes, nor does it give any opinion as to whether they are genuine.
The Association`s fifth biennial conference (NAAC2013) was held in Brisbane on the weekend of 9-10 November. The sixth biennial conference will be held in Adelaide in the second half of 2015.
Respected numismatist and long-standing contributor to CAB magazine, Tony James of Tony James Noteworld, was recently honoured by the Institute of History and Arts for his contributions in his field to preserving Australia's national heritage. Tony was declared a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of his leadership, his knowledge and his understanding of the historical importance of numismatics, particularly banknotes. Tony James will be speaking at the NAAC2013 Brisbane Conference on the Saturday with title There are no paper bullets: Some emergency paper money.
The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand, in conjunction with the Numismatic Association of Australia, and with the support of the Numismatic Society of Auckland, is organizing a major Conference and Fair in Wellington, from Thursday 3rd July to Sunday 6th July 2014. Readers are invited to register interest now at .
The Survey of Numismatic Research Survey is published for the International Numismatic Congress and provides an authoritative commented bibliography on the numismatic research of the period between two Congresses. The first Survey was published for the Paris Congress in 1953, and the next one is due for the 2015 Congress in Messina/Taormina in Sicily. Walter Bloom is responsible for the Oceania sections, covering Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and will be seeking all articles covering numismatics in this region for the period 2009 - 2013 (the deadline is 31 December 2013). A request will be sent out soon, but in the meantime details can be emailed to .
Congratulations to CAB Magazine, which has won the 2013 award for "BEST WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINE" at the NLG (Numismatic Literary Guild) Awards at the ANA (American Numismatic Association) World Fair of Money in Chicago. The winning issue was April 2013.