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Members (MAIP), Fellows (FAIP) and Honorary Fellows have voting rights at AGMs.

Associate and Student Associate membership is without voting rights.

Member (MAIP)

This is the normal professional grade for physics graduates. Candidates for admission to the grade of Member (MAIP) shall have obtained either:

(i) a bachelor degree (or higher degree) with physics as a major subject or equivalent; or

(ii) 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).

The discounted Member Full-Time Student rate is applicable for full-time postgraduate students.

To apply for Membership of the AIP, please complete the Online Application Form .

Fellow (FAIP)

Fellowship of the AIP (FAIP) is an honour that recognises significant acknowledged impact over a sustained period.

Impact may be demonstrated through:

    • Academic: outstanding original research 
    • Education: significant contributions to curriculum development or innovations in education
    • Industry: significant development or strategic-oversight of industrial applications of physics
    • Leadership and Service: leadership in government or industry; or outstanding contributions to outreach or service to physics

Applicants must have a Proposer and a Seconder (or Supporter), who are both AIP Fellows and know the applicant personally. For more details, please see the Fellow application information.


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.

Student Associate

Free online-only membership, without voting rights, for 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.

If you are undertaking a postgraduate degree it may be worth upgrading to the paid membership level: Member full-time student or Associate full-time student 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.


Associates, Member and Fellows are encouraged to advise the AIP that they are retired or moving overseas to receive a discount on their membership fee. To do so please email the AIP:

New Members

New Members joining  from 1 November will have membership to 31 December of the current year, and all of the following calendar year.

New members joining between the 1 July and 31 October pay 50% of the membership subscription and have membership to 31 December.

New members  joining between 1 February and 30 June will receive $10 discount for the first year of their membership.

Contact to receive the appropriate new member discount code. 

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There are a wide range of benefits for being a member of the AIP.

AIP Benefits

Existing Members

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 or phone on 0478 260 533, if you have any questions.

Lapsed Members

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 or  0478 260 533 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.

Cognate societies

If you are a Fellow, Member or Associate and are overseas and/or retired a discount may be obtained by emailing

The AIP is pleased to offer discounts to members who are also members of AIP's Cognate Societies.

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