The Australian Speleological Federation publishes a variety of publications to communicate with its members and others regarding activities occurring across Australasia in such fields of cave and karst research, trip reports, and the endeavours of cavers in their explorations throughout the region.

One method is via the members journal Caves Australia and more information can be sought by visiting our Caves Australia page.

ASF publishes an Email Newsletter, The Cricket. This is a periodic news and views newsletter emailed directly to members. News items welcomed, please contact the editor Cathie Plowman at

The main Research publication is Helictite and more information can be obtained from the Helictite Information page.

The ASF has numerous publications for sale and they can be purchased by variety of methods.For details on purchasing visit our Publications for Sale page.

The Publication Sales Officer, Cath Hemley, can be contacted at

Our Annual Reports for the last decade are available to be downloaded.

For general enquires regarding ASF Publications contact: