Join the AIG
AIG membership is available to professional geoscientists engaged in all sectors of industry, government, education and research. Members of the public and organisations who are interested in Australian geoscience but do not have a Tertiary qualification in geoscience may apply for membership as an Associate.
What grade of membership should I apply for?
Student membership is available if you are studying full or part time towards your first degree in geoscience.
Graduate membership is available if you have completed at least a Bachelor’s level or equivalent qualification degree in geoscience and have less than five years professional experience.
To be endorsed as a Member you require at least Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent qualification and at least five years professional experience in your field(s) of practice. AIG Members, with the appropriate relevant experience required of the “Competent Person”, are entitled to sign resource statements and reports issued for public information under the JORC and NI43-101 codes.
Fellow membership is available to senior geoscientists with at least 15 years professional experience in your field(s) of practice and, in the opinion of the Council, have achieved prominence in this field. Guidelines for applying as a Fellow can be found here.
Associate membership is offered to persons who have not completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and to non-commercial organisations (e.g. a school) that display appropriate interest in geoscience and the objectives of the Institute.
Retired membership is offered to Members and Fellows with at least ten years continuous membership who have retired from active employment.
Read more about grades of membership.
All Graduates, Members and Fellows must abide by the Institute’s Code of Ethics and make a declaration that they have not been subject to disciplinary action by a professional association.
How do I apply?
You can apply online by following this link to our online membership application.
Alternatively, you can complete a PDF application form. Forms can be downloaded from the links below. Information cannot be saved into the PDFs so ensure you print out the completed application form before you close it.
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Timetable for applications
Membership applications are acknowledged as received and are processed ready for endorsement at the next Council meeting. Council meetings are held every two months on the second Wednesday of every “odd” month (e.g. March 13th). Application deadlines close two weeks before this date (e.g. February 27th). Applications received after this date will be processed in the following membership cycle.
Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo)
For admission as a Registered Professional Geoscientist you will first need to be admitted as a Member or Fellow. Details on the RPGeo program and an application kit can be found here.