The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) is committed to the advocacy of open access through collaboration, raising awareness and by leading and building capacity in this area.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Executive Director, Dr Virginia Barbour:


The AOASG is supported by eleven Australian and eight New Zealand Institutions with a commitment to Open Access. Their nominated representatives are:

The Patron of the AOASG is Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane, Faculty of Law at QUT.

The AOASG  Executive Director is  Dr Virginia Barbour. You can contact her on

Anyone interested in Open Access in Australasia is welcome to 4633566138_0041c65c29_qcontribute to the discussion on the AOASG Open Access Community Discussion list.
There are approximately 260 people on the list as of March 2015, Around 70% of the list are librarians from university, research organisations and government libraries. The remainder of the list is a combination of researchers, university administrators, public servants and open access publishers. Subscribe here.

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter that contains Open Access information from around the web.

Daily updates are posted on the home page of the website and on our twitter account @openaccess_anz


The AOASG is developing relationships with organisations working towards opening up access to research outcomes. One such alliance is with AusGOAL, which provides support to government and other sectors to enable open access to publicly funded information.

If you are interested in knowing more about this please contact  the Executive Director, Dr Virginia Barbour:

Page last updated March, 2017