The Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (AAA) is the largest archaeological organisation in Australia, representing a diverse membership of professionals, researchers, students and others with an interest in archaeology. Membership is open to anyone interested in Archaeology. AAA aims to promote the advancement of archaeology; to provide an organisation for the discussion and dissemination of archaeological information and ideas; to convene meetings at regular intervals; to publicise the need for the study and conservation of archaeological sites and collections; to publicise the work of the Association; and, to establish and maintain a public fund to be named “The Australian Archaeological Association Public Fund”.
The Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (AAA) is formally incorporated Australian Association that has applied for listing on the national Register of Cultural Organisations.
Sometimes referred to by the nickname Triple A, the Association was founded in 1973 at a meeting held during the ANZAAS Congress in Perth following earlier discussions during the 1972 AIAS General Meeting, and the ANZAAS Congress held in Sydney later that year.
The Association has published Australian Archaeology since 1974 and holds an annual conference for members which rotates around Australian cities.