Joining the Society

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Membership Forms

If you wish to become a member of the Society, please access the relevant online form below. Should you have any difficulties in accessing this, please use either the direct link to the Membes membership management system or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are separate forms for applicants for:

  • Fellowship — for residents in NSW/ACT, Interstate, and Overseas
  • Full Membership — for residents in NSW/ACT, Interstate, and Overseas, and
  • Associate Membership — for full-time students and those under 30, and for relatives/partners of Full Members or Fellows.

 

For further information about these categories of membership (and particularly the assessment criteria for Fellowship), please consult the Membership Categories page.  Also, please note that to become a member of the Society, you must be nominated and seconded by a Fellow or a Full Member of the Society. Should you wish to join the Society and you do not know personally a Fellow or a Full Member, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can arrange for an introduction. 

To assist you in completing the relevant membership form, please read the online guide in advance of filling in the form. This will assist you in assembling the information required since partially completed forms cannot be saved.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Online Forms

Please note that to become a member of the Society, you must be nominated and seconded by a Fellow or a Full Member of the Society. If you wish to join the Society and you do not know personally a Fellow or a Full Member, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can arrange for an introduction. Often, people decide to join after attending meetings as a visitor.

Membership Fees (2022)

The schedule of membership fees for 2022 is summarised in the table below. Please note the revised fee structure, approved by the Council in September 2021, that reflects the geographical location of members.

For new Full Members and Fellows, there is a joining fee of $50 in addition to the annual membership fee. For new Associate Members, the joining fee is waived.

 

Membership Class  Joining Fee    
(incl. GST)  
  Annual Fee    
(incl.GST)  
Associate Membership (under 25 or full-time student) $0 $50
Associate Membership (close relative of a full member)   $0 $50
Member (NSW and ACT) $50 $150
Member (Interstate*) $50 $100
Member (Overseas**) $50 $100
Fellow (NSW and ACT)   $50 $250
Fellow (Interstate*)   $50 $150
Fellowship (Overseas**)   $50 $150

Notes:
(*)  Interstate refers to residence in an Australian state/territory other than NSW/ACT
(**) Overseas refers to residency in a country other than Australia.

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