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New Members

New members  joining from 1 November will have membership to 31 December of the current year, and all of the following calander year.

New members joining between the 1st of July and 31st October pay 50% of the subscription and have membership to 31 December of that year.

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There is a wide range of benefits for being a member of the AIP.

AIP Benefits and Services

Existing Members

Membership is due on 1 January each year.

To renew your membership of the AIP or to access and amend your AIP membership record, click the button below to login and edit your membership profile.


Contact the AIP Operations Manager on or phone on 0478 260 533, if you have any questions.

Membership Discounts

 If you are a Fellow, Member or Associate and are overseas and/or retired a discount may be obtained by emailing

The AIP is pleased to offer further discounts to members who are also members of cognate societies.

The AIP's cognate societies are:  

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)

Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS)

Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ASGRG)

Australian Acoustical Society (AAS)

Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS)

Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA)

Australian Society of Rheology (ASR)

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Vacuum Society of Australia (VSA)

Fee Schedule

The AIP offers 4 different types of membership. Fellow, Member, Associate and Student Associate.

Read about the different types of membership in the right-hand side panel.

  2021*  2022**  
Membership Level Standard renewal Early payment & New members Standard renewal
Fellow $282 $278 $292
Fellow with cognate $256 $250 $260
Fellow retired†/overseas $136 $138 $148
Fellow retired†/overseas with cognate $124 $124 $134
Member $220 $214 $224
Member with cognate $198 $192 $202
Member retired†/overseas $116 $106 $116
Member retired†/overseas with cognate $104 $96 $106
Member full-time student $60 $50 $60
Member full-time student with cognate $56 $46 $56
Associate $128 $120 $130
Associate with cognate $116 $108 $118
Associate retired†/overseas $68 $60 $70
Associate retired†/overseas with cognate $62 $54 $64
Associate full-time student $60 $54 $64
Student Associate Free Free Free

*New members joining from 1 November 2021 pay the 2022 rate and have membership to 31 December 2022.

**A flat $10 admin fee is applied to renewals after 31 Jan. Wild Apricot treats this as a $10 discount for early renewals and new members. New members joining from 1 July pay 50% off the early  payment fee and have membership till 31 December of that year

†If you retire, email so that we may change your Membership Level to 'retired/overseas'.

Lapsed Members

If your membership has not been renewed by 31 March you are classified as a lapsed member and no longer have access to your AIP membership benefits.

To reactivate your membership, please login to your profile and re-join.


Or contact the Operations Manager at or phone on 0478 260 533 to request an invoice. If your membership is being reactivated after a lapse of a year or more, payment of back-dues is appreciated but not required.

Types of Membership:

The below forms of membership have voting rights at AGMs.

Member (MAIP)

This is the normal professional grade for practicing physicists, and anyone who has completed an AIP-accredited undergraduate degree is automatically eligible.

Full-time postgraduate students (e.g. in a PhD, MPhil or Masters course) are offered a substantial discount on the standard fee when they apply through Member full-time student.

Formally, candidates for admission to the grade of Member shall have either (i) obtained a bachelor degree or equivalent (or a bachelor degree with Honours) with physics as a major subject ; or (ii) shall have obtained a bachelor degree or diploma with a major in a cognate discipline (including astronomy and astrophysics, physical sciences, chemistry, geophysics, materials science, engineering, mathematics) and have at least three years professional experience in a role requiring a knowledge of physics (including teaching). Applications for admission to the grade of Member, will be reviewed by the AIP Honorary registrar and the AIP membership committee. To apply for Membership of the AIP, please complete the online application form.

Fellow (FAIP)

Fellowship of the AIP recognises significant and acknowledged contributions to the field of physics. Contributions will normally include at least 10 years professional experience in (i) research and/or teaching; (ii) applications of physics in industry; (iii) leadership in industry or government; (iv) outreach and service to physics. Applicants need to have a Proposer and a Seconder (or Supporter), both of whom need to be Fellows and both of whom need to know the applicant personally. To apply for Fellowship of the AIP, please complete the Online Application Form .

Honorary Fellowships

These have been awarded to distinguished persons intimately connected with physics or a science allied thereto whom the Australian Institute of Physics especially desires to honour for outstanding services in connection with that science.

Other ways of belonging (without voting rights):

Student Associate

Free online-only membership, without voting rights, for full-time Australian students including undergraduate,  Honours, Masters and PhD students, studying physics.

Those that have already obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major may apply for full Membership, MAIP.

If you are studying a PhD, MPhil and Masters degree it is worth considering upgrading to the membership level: Associate full-time student or Member full-time student to have full membership at a greatly reduced student fee ($ 60). You would receive physical copies of the Australian Physics magazine, voting rights, discounted rate for the AIP Congress and Summer Meetings, and the ability to apply for AIP awards, prizes and travel grants.

Are you no longer an undergraduate? Apply to be a Member today!


For those with qualifications that do not satisfy MAIP requirements then the Associate category is applicable. This is available to anyone with an interest in physics. To apply for Associate Membership of the AIP, please complete the online application form.

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