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.

ANZALS’ main activities are:

  • the publication of the quarterly refereed journal, Annals of Leisure Research
  • organisation of a biennial conference
  • presentation of awards to recognise outstanding leisure scholarship
  • publication of the ANZALS Magazine
  • sharing of relevant information via ANZALS social media communication

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.