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The Society relies on having a vibrant membership and on voluntary contributions to support its work in advancing knowledge and inquiry, and promoting learned discussion and debate. Your support will allow us to continue to influence and contribute to the development of Australia's future.


An excellent way to support the work of the Society is to join and become actively involved in its activities.  Membership is open to any person interested in contributing to a just, secure, and sustainable future, participating in discussions and debates based on authentic and authoritative information, and the advancement of knowledge in science, art, literature, and philosophy. The Society offers a vibrant program of lectures and special events that are held in Sydney and through its various branches in the Hunter region, the Southern Highlands, and Western NSW.

More information about the categories of membership, and how to join the Society is available through the preceding links.


We are a registered charity and very much welcome your support through donations or a bequest


Since its inception, the Society has benefited greatly from generous donations and bequests from both members and other benefactors. Most of the Society's prestigious awards and much of its library were established as a consequence of bequests.  

If you are able, please consider leaving a legacy to the future by remembering the Society in your will, thereby increasing our ability to make lasting and influential contributions to intellectual life in New South Wales and to Australia's future. 

If this is of interest to you, please see our Bequests information page


Please support the work of the Society with a one-off or regular donations.  Donations to the Library and Scholarship Funds are tax-deductible.

You may support this work with a donation via a:

  • credit card, through the Society’s GiveNow account, for the current fundraising drive (late 2023) for the RSNSW Bicentennial Postgraduate Scholarships.
  • a direct bank deposit using the pdf Donation Form, allowing you to donate to the tax-deductible Library and Scholarship Funds, or to make a General Donation (which is not tax-deductible). 

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