The Australian Numismatic Society was established in 1913. It was dedicated to providing numismatic education to its members and other interested individuals.
In 1966 it issued a medal to commemorate a Capricornia Festival (NU 20345). In 2003 the ANS issued a medal to mark its 90th anniversary.
In 2004 adult members were charged $25.00, with a $5.00 joining fee. Members under 16 were charged $12.50. Meetings are held monthly in major centres including Sydney and Brisbane. Two reports are issued each year and members receive one Numismatic Association of Australia journal annually.