The Society of Australian Punk Inc. (SOAP) is a not for profit association that aims to give a legitimate voice to Australian punk research by officially representing both academic and non-academic research into the Australian punk subculture from 1977 until today.




The aims of the Society of Australian Punk Inc. (SOAP) 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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