Fees

Membership fees and associated benefits vary according to the membership level chosen - Full, Associate or Student. Our annual fees for Full and Associate membership are $385 incl GST, and for Students $87 incl GST. We also have Overseas memberships available, at different costs - see below.

Fees on joining are calculated pro rata from the date you join so you always get full value of the amount you pay. See the table below for the cost for time of year you wish to join.

Fees for NEW memberships

For new members joining, membership fees are calculated on a monthly pro rata basis from time of application to the end of the financial year i.e. to 30 June. This aligns new memberships with the financial year renewal cycle for subsequent years.

The tables below show the pro rata fees payable on joining for each month, depending on the time of application and whether residing in Australia or overseas. A small joining fee applies to Full and Associate memberships - shown below. There is no joining fee for Student members.

New Membership Fees - applicants residing in Australia
Membership period covered Full Membership / Associate Membership Student Membership
Joining Month Until Pro rata fees Joining fee Total due
(incl GST)
Total due
(incl GST)
Oct 2020 Jun 2021 $288.75 + $27.50 = $316.25 $ 65.25
Nov 2020 Jun 2021 $256.66 + $27.50 = $284.16 $ 58.00
Dec 2020 Jun 2021 $224.58 + $27.50 = $252.08 $ 50.75
Jan 2021 Jun 2021 $192.50 + $27.50 = $220.00 $ 43.50
Feb 2021 Jun 2021 $160.41 + $27.50 = $187.91 $ 36.25
Mar 2021 Jun 2021 $128.33 + $27.50 = $155.83 $ 29.00
Apr 2021 Jun 2022 $481.25 + $27.50 = $508.75 $108.75
May 2021 Jun 2022 $449.16 + $27.50 = $476.66 $101.50
Jun 2021 Jun 2022 $417.08 + $27.50 = $444.58 $ 94.25
Jul 2021 Jun 2022 $385.00 + $27.50 = $412.50 $ 87.00
Aug 2021 Jun 2022 $352.91 + $27.50 = $380.41 $ 79.75
Sep 2021 Jun 2022 $320.83 + $27.50 = $348.33 $ 72.50

Fees differ for members living and working outside Australia, as some membership benefits are less accessible for those located overseas:

New Membership Fees - applicants residing outside Australia
Membership period covered Full-Overseas or Associate-Overseas Membership Student-Overseas Membership
Joining Month Until Pro rata fees Joining fee Total due
(excl GST)
Total due
(excl GST)
Oct 2020 Jun 2021 AU$116.25 + $25.00 = AU$141.25 AU$ 65.25
Nov 2020 Jun 2021 AU$103.33 + $25.00 = AU$128.33 AU$ 58.00
Dec 2020 Jun 2021 AU$ 90.41 + $25.00 = AU$115.41 AU$ 50.75
Jan 2021 Jun 2021 AU$ 77.50 + $25.00 = AU$102.50 AU$ 43.50
Feb 2021 Jun 2021 AU$ 64.58 + $25.00 = AU$ 89.58 AU$ 36.25
Mar 2021 Jun 2021 AU$ 51.66 + $25.00 = AU$ 76.66 AU$ 29.00
Apr 2021 Jun 2022 AU$193.75 + $25.00 = AU$218.75 AU$108.75
May 2021 Jun 2022 AU$180.83 + $25.00 = AU$205.83 AU$101.50
Jun 2021 Jun 2022 AU$167.91 + $25.00 = AU$192.91 AU$ 94.25
Jul 2021 Jun 2022 AU$155.00 + $25.00 = AU$180.00 AU$ 87.00
Aug 2021 Jun 2022 AU$142.08 + $25.00 = AU$167.08 AU$ 79.75
Sep 2021 Jun 2022 AU$129.16 + $25.00 = AU$154.16 AU$ 72.50

Fees for membership RENEWALS

These are invited annually, for July to June inclusive. Members receive advice around late May that their renewal is falling due soon, and have the facility to renew online or arrange for the Society's admin staff to process the renewal on their behalf.

The table below shows the current annual membership renewal fees for our various membership types.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FEES - July 2020 to June 2021
Full membership / Associate membership Student membership
Resident in Australia AU$ 385.00 incl GST AU$ 87.00 incl GST
Resident overseas AU$ 155.00 excl GST AU$ 87.00 excl GST

Information about upgrading an Associate membership to Full can be found here, along with the upgrade application form.

If you have previously been a member of The Research Society (or AMSRS) and would like to know the cost of reactivating your membership, or if you have any other questions about our membership fees, please contact our Membership Coordinator at membership@researchsociety.com.au.