AVS Constitution and policies

AVS Governance

The AVS Executive manages the Society, determines its direction, and monitors its activities against its objectives.

Download the AVS Constitution

Consumer Affairs

The proposed changes, as voted on at the Lorne meeting, have been approved by Consumer affairs Victoria. 

Click here to view their approval letter.
Click here to download the updated rules and regulations.


The Society requires each member:

  • to promote the aims of the Society;
  • to behave in such a way as to bring credit to the profession of virology;
  • to use all proper means to maintain the standards of the profession;
  • to respect any confidence gained in the conduct of the profession;
  • to ensure that public statements are fair and objective;
  • not to engage in virological practices restricted by law or professional agreement;
  • to avoid unwarranted statements that reflect upon the character or integrity of other members of the profession;
  • to maintain professional competence by keeping abreast of new information and developments;
  • to support fellow members who find themselves in difficulties on account of their adherence to this Code, and the Society in its efforts to protect them;
  • to recognise responsibility to the community and the environment in protecting each from exposure to undue actual or potential virological hazards;
  • not to engage knowingly in research for the production or promotion of biological warfare agents.


The AVS also endorses the IUMS Code of Ethics against Misuse of Scientific Knowledge, Research and Resources.


AVS Gender Equity Policy.

Click the link below to view the draft policy.