The USS Animus was established on Stardate 70134.4 (1 September 2016).

The Animus is a Star Trek Fan club serving Southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from our home base in Goulburn NSW.

We participate in a wide range of activities from all kinds of popular culture including cosplay, RPG/TTRPG, Creative Writing, Prop Building, Video Games and MMORPG’s and Social Gatherings. Our interests extend beyond Star Trek to include other fandoms from fantasy, TV and movies.

The Animus’ members have regular meetings, events, outings and we enjoy attending conventions, and events around Southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, both outside and within the Star Trek genre. The crew get together and learn to build props both large and small.

The Animus is affiliated with the Star Trek Fan Organisation Starfleet International. Along with our sister ‘ships’ USS Tydirium based in Sydney, and USS Orion Star based in Newcastle,  the USS Animus makes up the chapters that comprise the New South Wales component of the Australian/New Zealand Fleet all working together to provide a richer Star Trek Fandom experience.

If you are thinking of joining the ship or would like to know more information, feel free to contact our commanding officer.

Captain Ross Manuel

Contact the CO

Commander Peter Hough

Contact the XO

Lieutenant Commander Jasmin Manuel

Contact the CMO