Benefits of Membership

Membership is valuable

“I have been a member of the AES since I graduated with my BSc, and still remember attending my first conference in 1997!  Since then, I feel that the Society has provided friendship, encouragement and support at every turn, as well as opportunities through grants and prizes to enhance my career in many different ways.  The AES provides an excellent journal in which members are strongly encouraged to publish, and I always look forward to reading the quarterly news bulletin Myrmecia for interesting news and tid-bits regarding my Australian and International friends and colleagues.  I consider the membership dues a very small price to pay for the benefits I have received over the course of my membership".

 Kylie Anderson, James Cook University

Our members

About three-quarters of the Society’s members are professional and one-quarter are amateur entomologists. Three State Societies—The Entomological Society of Queensland, The Entomological Society of New South Wales, and the Entomological Society of Victoria—are Affiliates of the AES. Business firms have membership as Sustaining Associates.

Society membership was 285 on 17 August 1965 and 331 at the end of 1966 when foundation membership closed. Currently the Society is over 500 strong, making it one of the largest biological sciences groups in Australia.

The details

Membership of the Society is open to any person interested in the study of insects and related groups.
Companies are especially invited to become Sustaining Associates of the Society.

Membership is annual, from July through June, with payments due 1st July.
Top 7 Reasons to Join
  • Australian Journal of Entomology four times per year, with electronic access provided by Wiley Online Library

  • Our news bulletin Myrmecia, produced four times per year, available in hard copy or online as pdf

  • Web site listing upcoming vacancies, conferences, workshops, and events

  • Reduced conference attendance fees

  • No page charges for publication in the journal

  • Candidacy for a range of prizes and travel grants

  • 35% discount on ALL books published by Wiley. See the updated AES member discount page at their website

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Additional student benefits
  • Meet entomologists, potential employers, stay informed about the latest issues

  • Participate in the student forum and student dinner at the Society’s annual conference

  • Apply for the Society’s Phil Carne Prize for excellence in a scientific paper

  • Become part of the community of entomologists in Australia