Membership Renewal

When do renewals fall due?

Research Society memberships generally fall due for renewal at the end of the financial year (30 June). Information regarding upcoming renewals is sent to members in late May or early June and a discount is offered if renewed by the due date i.e. by 30 June. Memberships can be renewed in the new financial year if needed to suit financial / tax requirements, but there is no discount for renewals done on/after 01 July.

Occasionally a member may have an expiry date other than 30 June, usually as a result of returning from a parental leave suspension. The Society's Membership Coordinator will make contact a month or so prior to the expiry date to arrange the renewal process individually.

How are memberships renewed?

  • Individual membership renewals can be arranged and paid by the member online, or can be requested via email or phone and processed by Research Society staff. Payment of fees may be made by credit card via a secure gateway or by generating an invoice for later payment by funds transfer, cheque or credit card.
  • For organisations with a Research Society Company or Client Partnership, renewal of the partnership will include confirmation of the individual memberships to be included. This will be coordinated by Research Society staff with the appropriate contact person in the Partner company, and confirmation of renewal is sent to the individual members.

Members are sent reminders about renewals being due and are given a reasonable period during which to pay their renewal fees. Appropriate warning is given if a renewal has gone unpaid, prior to a membership being terminated.

If a membership has previously lapsed, a request for reinstatement of the membership can be made here, and fees renewal will be calculated from that point in time, to 30 June.

For any questions about renewal of a Research Society membership, please contact our Membership Coordinator on (02) 9566 3105 or at: membership@researchsociety.com.au.