Become a member of the RACI

Welcome! We’re glad you’re thinking about joining Australia’s largest community for chemists, scientists, and enthusiast. Explore the benefits of membership, from professional development opportunities to networking events. Be part of a dynamic organisation shaping the future of chemical sciences in Australia and beyond. Membership in the RACI provides a rich tapestry of resources, connections, and opportunities that enhances your learning and career.

Discover the benefits of a RACI membership

As a RACI member you are part of a globally recognised organisation, benefiting from career and professional advancement through to wide-ranging opportunities to connect and network.

  • It's my community

    Prestige & status

    You're not just a member, you’re part of a community. As an RACI members you have access to a vast network of chemistry professionals in Australia and overseas. You’ll get internationally recognised post nominals that signifies professionalism and expertise (not applicable for associate & some student member types).

  • It's my chance to be heard

    Professional development & recognition

    Your accomplishments deserve recognition and we honour them with awards and prizes. You can seize the opportunity to present at our events, contribute to policy discussions, and volunteer your expertise on various committees internally and externally of the RACI. 

  • It's my professional circle

    State & special interest networks

    As an RACI member, you can join any one of our Divisions and you’re also part of your State or Territory Branch. Branches run events and programs to meet a range of local needs including education, industry, professional development and social events. Divisions promote and advance their individual areas of chemistry in a member community. Find out more about our Divisions and Branches under the About Us section of the website.  

  • It's my place for chemistry news, research and resources

    Member directory & networking opportunities

    You’ll have access to My RACI, Australia’s largest online community for chemists, scientist, and enthusiasts where you can stay up-to-date on research, national and international news, events, careers, educational opportunities and more. Network with chemistry professionals anytime and anywhere. We also have the Chemistry in Australia magazine, the RACI website, YouTube channel and other resources.  

Which membership is right for you?

We offer a range of memberships to suit all needs. For more details simply click on the membership type below that best represents you.

As a member of the RACI you will be part of Australia's largest community of chemistry professionals.


For students studying at a Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Honours, Masters, or PhD level.

Early Career/Commencing Chemists

Geared towards individuals who have recently completed their studies and are aiming to advance their career. 


For experienced professionals interested in expanding their networks and keeping abreast of the latest developments in chemistry.

School Affiliates

For primary and secondary schools seeking to provide their students and staff with access to chemistry education programs and professional development.


University and Vocational Education & Training Partners

For Universities and VET providers seeking to provide benefits to their students and staff, actively promote their expertise, and influence policy.



Industry & Government Partners

For companies seeking to expand their markets, secure new employees, influence policy, and keep abreast of the latest developments in chemistry.



I don't fit any of the individual membership types above.

For anyone that doesn’t fit into any of the above categories but is keen to stay informed and connected.