-The Society provides its members with an effective means of
developing personal contacts and stimulating their scientific and vocational
-Members receive the Society's regular publications: The Australian Journal
of Earth Sciences (AJES), an internationally recognised journal, and the
Society's newsletter, The Australian Geologist (TAG).
-Members receive newsletters of their affiliated Division or Branch.
-Members of Specialist Groups also receive newsletters and publications
produced by the Specialist Groups with which they are affiliated.
-All Divisions hold regular meetings, publicised through Divisional
newsletters, at which members may keep in touch with scientific developments,
present the results of their work, and contribute to discussions on
vocational and scientific topics.
-Members are entitled to reduced registration rates for the Australian
Geological Conventions (held biennially) and may purchase the Society's
publications at reduced prices.
-Corporate discounts with several hotel/motel chains and a car hire firm
The Society's categories of membership reflect the professional
qualifications or interests of the individual:
Graduates with approved tertiary qualifications or experience in the
Available to interested persons with an involvement in the geosciences
but without appropriate tertiary qualifications. Also available to schools
teaching earth sciences.
A Member of at least ten years who has retired from professional
practice. Retired Members retain all privileges and have the option of membership
with or without the journal.
Partner of an existing Member who is eligible to join as a member.
Available to companies or organisations engaged in geoscientific
Available to geoscience students at tertiary institutions.
Student members received additional benefits, including:
-subsidised subscription rates;
-special concessions to attend Society-sponsored conferences and seminars;
-possible financial support to attend the Society's Conventions;
-guidance, advice and support on professional matters;
-the opportunity to participate in Divisional or Branch activities;
-free membership for their Honours year.
Affiliate Members and Corresponding Members
Professionals in other disciplines who are not eligible to join as Society
Members, but who are employed in, or have a genuine interest in, specialist
areas of earth science, are able to join Specialist Groups within the
Society. Affiliate Members are Australian residents and Corresponding Members
are non-residents. Candidates for both categories must satisfy the
appropriate Specialist Group that they are eligible to join.
Membership is from January to December. Members joining after June have the
option of paying 50% of fees but only receive publications from July to
December. For the most up-to-date
information on membership fees it would be best to consult the Federal GSA webpage.