Membership Applications



AIG Membership is available to professional geoscientists, engaged in all sectors of industry, government, education and research. Members of the public, without formal geoscience qualifications, and non-profit organisations interested in Australian geoscience may apply for Associate membership.

Membership Regulations can be downloaded here.

All AIG members 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 to join

We have implemented an online system for registration which enables applicants for membership to lodge the required information and supporting documentation online.

Apply Online


Things to note when applying for membership online

  • Applications must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation for your application for membership to be considered; incomplete documentation will delay the application process.
  • When you apply online, login details will be emailed to you. Please make a note of these, especially the application number, to avoid duplication of applications.
  • Proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Institute, or members of an alternative Professional Organisation that has an enforceable Code of Ethics. Examples include AusIMM or those from the JORC ROPO list found here.
  • Please ensure that your proposers have agreed to act as such prior to nominating them.
  • The application process can take from 2 weeks to several months or longer; it can be delayed by the following:
    • not uploading the required documentation, and/or
    • proposers not responding to email requests to confirm their personal knowledge of the applicant’s experience.

If you have further queries, please contact us at

Applications that include qualifications obtained from overseas universities will be assessed using Australian government-provided information to ensure that your overseas degree is comparable with an appropriate qualification from an Australian university.

Admission to membership of the AIG is subject to compliance with the criteria detailed in the Membership Regulations. All members agree to be bound by AIG’s Code of Ethics. You are advised to read the Code of Ethics carefully before submitting your application.

Applications for admission as a Registered Professional Geoscientist are only accepted from existing AIG Members or Fellows. To be recognised as a Registered Professional Geoscientist, you must be accepted as a Member or Fellow first. Details on the RPGeo program and an application kit can be found here.

Additional Documentation and Assistance for Completing Your Application

Membership Regulations
Guidelines for applying as a Fellow
Code of Ethics

Please read these carefully as they should answer any questions you might have.  If you have further queries you can email us at

Membership Fees

AIG offers several categories of membership to both professional geoscientists, students and members of the public with special interests in Australian geoscience.

Download the current subscription fee schedule here.
Information on fees assistance

Timetable for Applications

Membership applications are assessed weekly.

Fellowship applications are acknowledged as received and are processed ready for endorsement at the next Board meeting. Board meetings are held every six weeks. Application deadlines close two weeks before this date. Applications received after this date will be processed in the following cycle.