Who are we?

Orange Speleological Society is a caving organisation founded in 1955.

The Society aims to promote the conservation and management of caves and karst landforms and further speleology as a science and recreation using safe and responsible caving practices.

What do we do?

The Society conducts regular caving and related activities for its members throughout the Central West and other caving areas of NSW and occasionally to interstate caving areas. Activities such as canyoning or bushwalking may also be organised from time to time.

Regular monthly meetings of the Society are held. The Society’s Annual General Meeting is held in February of each year.

Who can join?

Categories of membership include: Single, Family, Student and Introductory 3 Month Membership. Individual membership is open to persons over 16 years of age.

The membership year of the Society runs from 1 March to 28 February but you can join at any time and pay a pro rata amount for the balance of the current membership year. This also applies to Introductory 3 Month members who decide to upgrade to full membership.

Owing to insurance constraints the Society cannot allow visitors or non-members on club caving trips.

What does membership include?

Membership of the Society includes:

  • Membership of the Australian Speleological Federation Inc. (ASF), the national caving body.
  • Public liability Insurance coverage
  • Subscription to the club’s journal.
  • Subscription to the ASF’s Caves Australia journal.

The Society also maintains a pool of specialised caving equipment for use by members and has a comprehensive library of club records and caving related publications, which members can access.

How do I join?

For information on becoming a member send us a message from the contact us page.

Alternatively, write to:

The Secretary,
Orange Speleological Society,
P.O. Box 752,
Orange. NSW. 2800

To get started you will need overalls (or old clothes), sturdy footwear and a reliable light source with spare batteries. An extra backup light source is also a good idea.