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Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

In the spirit of reconciliation the Royal Australian Chemical Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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We exist to support the needs, education and interests of chemistry professionals and enthusiasts. We play a leading role in promoting the science, practice and positive impact of chemistry to the public, educational sector, industry and government.

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    We have 14 divisions and one in development, each specialising in a field of chemical science, fostering networks and professional growth.
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    Our Branches, one in every state and territory caters to member networking across Australia, organising outreach events, and providing educational resources to foster science interest.


Congress 2026

Mark your calendars! Join Dr. Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, Prof. Kliti Grice and Prof. Zachary Aman at the National Congress 2026 in Perth, Western Australia from 06 - 10 July. The theme for Congress 2026 will be 'Enably innovation in a carbon constrained world', we look forward to a dynamic exchange of ideas. See you in Perth!

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