There is a wide range of benefits for being a member of the AIP.
Membership for any year becomes due on 1 January of that year.
New members joining from 1 July pay 50% of the subscription and have membership to 31 December of that year.
New members joining from 1 November pay the subscription for the following year and have membership to 31 December of the following year.
To renew your membership of the AIP before 31 March or to access and amend your AIP membership record, please click here.
You will be connected to the AIP secretariat at members.aip.org.au, where you can access your record by clicking on “Sign In”, providing your credentials, and then clicking on “Members Area.”
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 record. To reactivate your membership, please email the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (03) 9895 4477 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.
The AIP offers five grades of membership:
1. Undergraduate student Member
Free online-only membership, without voting rights, for undergraduate students, including Honours students, studying physics. Those that have already obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major are no-longer considered ‘student members’ even when conducting PhD, MPhil and Masters courses. To join online click here.
2. Associate Member
Associate Membership is available to (i) recent graduates in cognate disciplines (including astronomy and astrophysics, physical sciences, chemistry, geophysics, materials science, engineering, mathematics); and (ii) those who have a strong interest in physics. To apply for Associate Membership of the AIP, please complete the online application form.
3. Member (MAIP)
This is the normal professional grade for practicing physicists, and anyone who has completed an AIP-accredited undergraduate degree is automatically eligible.
Those that have already obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major are no-longer considered ‘student members’ even when conducting PhD, MPhil and Masters courses. PhD students are included in this category.
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). To apply for Membership of the AIP, please complete the online application form.
4. 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. To apply for Fellowship of the AIP, please complete the Online Application Form .
|Category||Late renewal||Early payment & new members||Standard renewal|
|Fellow with cognate||$252||$246||$256|
|Fellow retired†/overseas with cognate||$118||$112||$122|
|Member with cognate||$196||$188||$198|
|Member retired†/overseas with cognate||$104||$94||$104|
|Member full-time student||$60||$50||$60|
|Member FT student with cognate||$56||$46||$56|
|Associate with cognate||$114||$106||$116|
|Associate retired†/overseas with cognate||$62||$52||$62|
|Associate full-time student||$60||$50||$60|
|Undergraduate full-time student||Free||Free|
*New members joining from 1 November 2019 pay the 2020 rate and have membership to 31 December 2020
**New members joining from 1 July 2020 pay 50% of the 2020 rate and have membership to 31 December 2020