AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Types of Membership
The below forms of membership have voting rights at AGMs.
This is the normal professional grade for practicing physicists, and anyone who has completed an AIP-accredited undergraduate degree is automatically eligible. (For recent graduates from Australian universities not in this category, the Associate category is appropriate until further physics experience can be demonstrated; see (ii) below.)Those that have obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major and are now continuing their studies in a full-time postgraduate qualification (e.g. PhD, MPhil or Masters) are eligible to be a Member (MAIP), for which the Member full-time student rate is applicable.
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 (such qualifications will need to be assessed as being of at least equivalent standard to AIP accreditation requirements); 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). To apply for Membership of the AIP, please complete the Online Application Form .
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 .
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):
Free online-only membership, without voting rights, for full-time Australian students including undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD students, studying physics. To apply for Student Associate Membership of the AIP, please complete the online application form.
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.
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.
*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 (2022 extended to 3 February). 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 email@example.com so that we may change your Membership Level to 'retired/overseas'.
New members joining between 1 February and 30 June will receive $10 off their membership fees for the first year of their membership.
New members joining between the 1 July and 31 October pay 50% of the membership subscription and have membership to 31 December of that year.
New Members joining from 1 November will have membership to 31 December of the current year, and all of the following calendar year.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the appropriate new member discount code.
There is a wide range of benefits for being a member of the AIP.
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.
Existing members receive $10 off their AIP membership fees if they renew in the Early renewal period between 1 November and 31 January.
Contact the AIP Operations Manager on email@example.com or phone on 0478 260 533, if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0478 260 533 with your AIP number to request that your membership be reinstated . If your membership is being reactivated after a lapse of a year or more, payment of back-dues is appreciated but not required.
If you are a Fellow, Member or Associate and are overseas and/or retired a discount may be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
The AIP is pleased to offer further discounts to members who are also members of cognate societies.
The AIP's cognate societies are: