The Council of Australian Humanist Societies Inc (CAHS) was established in 1965 when the Humanist Societies of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia affiliated to form a new national body. Queensland, after a name change, joined in 1967. The ACT Humanist Society joined in 2017. CAHS' affiliated state societies have worked to lobby on a range of issues such as access to contraceptives, safe abortions, no-fault divorce, homosexual law reform and the right to voluntary euthanasia, among many other human rights issues.
The objects of CAHS are:
(c) To promote and assist the formation of further Humanist Societies.
(e) To promote research into matters of interest to Humanists.
The current executive committee consists of:
Other committee members: