The Society of Australian Punk Inc. (S.O.A.P) is a not for profit association that aims to represent the research, documentation and preservation of the Australian punk subculture from 1977 until today, and to celebrate and promote Australian punk subculture through recognition of the contribution that is has made to historical and contemporary cultural heritage.




The aims of the Society of Australian Punk Inc. (S.O.A.P) are:

  • To represent the research and preservation of Australian punk subculture from 1977 until the present day.
  • To be an online platform that celebrates and promotes Australian punk subculture.
  • To promote the advancement of Australian punk subculture through recognition of the contribution that is has made to contemporary and historical cultural heritage.
  • To showcase Australian punk research through formats including digital content, film and video, events, exhibitions and community education and interaction.
  • To facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the local, national and international punk community, historians, researchers and museums, through the transfer and exchange of skills, ideas, archives, artefacts and information.
  • To support the creation and maintenance of digital and physical archives consisting of historical punk material such as photos, music, interviews, footage, flyers, fanzines, letters, clothing and other such punk-related artefacts.
  • To support community involvement in the preservation and exhibition of Australian punk subculture and encourage equity, access and representation.

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