Please submit your announcement to this Bulletin as early as possible! Several made here were received too late for interested readers to make use of. After the event please send a summary of the doings, and/or the Proceedings, if any. A symposium titled Origin and evolution of the Australian alpine biota was held at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains not far from Canberra in February 1985. It was sponsored by the Australian Systematic Botany Society, but speakers from the fields of zoology and the earth sciences were also invited. As the title indicated there was a substantial input from New Zealand as well. The proceedings have been edited by the current president, Dr. B.A. BARLOW, and may have been issued at about the time of the present publication.