Membership of the Royal Society of Queensland is open to any person interested in the progress of science. It is an avenue through which individuals can share in the work of scientists and leaders and can expand their personal horizons. Membership enhances the legitimacy of the Society and tacitly supports the work it does to uphold traditions of scientific method.

In an era when leaders are prone to creating ‘alternative facts’, it is all the more important that scientists who understand how vital honest scientific enquiry is to our society’s intellectual capacity in particular, and its well-being in general, demonstrate their insight by joining like-minded supporters of science.


Membership of the Society offers two-way benefits – both individual and collective.

For the individual:
• A Newsletter to keep members up-to-date with what’s going on in the Society.
• Meetings attended by and addressed by eminent and practising scientists, presenting the latest developments in science and policy. Most of these are aimed at a general audience.
• Free or nominal-charge entry to Society symposia.
• A printed copy of the annual Proceedings.
• Access to one of the largest and oldest scientific libraries in the State, in association with the Queensland Museum.

Members join an interconnected network of scientists and  naturalists reaching across all relevant disciplines.

Membership upholds more than 150 years of scientific endeavour. It supports the Society’s role as a point of contact for non-governmental science, including through the emerging Queensland Science Network, a collaboration of more than 20 knowledge-based societies. It allows the Society to hold a prominent conference approximately annually and to make representations to government. Most importantly, membership legitimises the Society’s activities and allows it to speak with confidence on behalf of Queensland scientists.


The Society shall consist of Honorary Life Members and Ordinary Members.

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Information & Pricing

Membership to the Royal Society of Queensland costs:
$35 for 1 year
$65 for 2 years
$95 for 3 years

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