Membership

Member Benefits

Ask yourself how you can afford not to be a member when you consider the advantages of joining.

Categories of Membership

Membership of the Society is open to any person who identifies with the objectives of the Society and may be obtained by filling out the Application for Membership form and attaching the appropriate fee in Australian dollars.

The Society has several categories of membership as defined in the Constitution of the Society. They are:

Upon application a person’s membership category is determined by the Committee according to their academic qualifications and professional experience. All membership categories, except that of Honorary Life Membership, are entitled to full voting rights. Further details on membership categories are provided hereunder.

The Society has the following membership categories which are determined on the basis of the details supplied by each applicant for membership. The supply of complete details as requested will speed completion of membership acceptance.

Member

Any person who is currently or has previously worked within the grape and wine industry, including employment in a responsible position in Commercial Production, or in teaching or research in viticulture or oenology, or in a field directly related to viticulture or oenology or directly relevant to employment in the grape and wine industry, or in any combination of these.

Student Member

This requires evidence of current study, relevant to the grape and wine industry (suitable study would be, for example, horticulture, microbiology, chemistry, engineering, business studies, marketing, plant science, soil science, viticulture or oenology). The study can be at university or a technical college; it can be technical, undergraduate or postgraduate in level; it can be on-campus or distance education, and it may be by coursework or research. The study load must be not be less than 33% of a normal full-time on-campus load.

Retired Member

Any person who has previously worked within the grape and wine industry, including employment in a responsible position in Commercial Production, or in teaching or research in viticulture or oenology, or in a field directly related to viticulture or oenology or directly relevant to employment in the grape and wine industry, or in any combination of these.

Wine Show Member

Any Australian capital city or regional wine show.

Fees

The following fees are current. The annual membership fee varies depending upon the category of membership and all fees are reviewed annually.

Member  $279
Member on-line  $249
Retired  $55
Retired on-line  $35
Student  $55
Student on-line  $35
Wine show  $55

Member

  • Member (Hard copy Journal) Annual membership fee includes home delivery & online subscription of the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.
  • Member (Online Journal) Annual membership fee includes online subscription to the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.

Student

  • Student Member (Hard copy Journal) Annual membership fee includes home delivery & online subscription of the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.
  • Student Member (Online Journal) Annual membership fee includes online subscription to the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.

Retired Member

  • Retired Member (Hard copy Journal) Annual membership fee Includes home delivery & online subscription of the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.
  • Retired Member (Online Journal) Includes online subscription to the Australian Journal of Grape and wine research.

Wine Show Member

  • Annual membership fee includes access to the Auditor and Wine Show judge registers.