Benefits of Membership

  • Discounted registration at the annual conference 
  • Membership to up to three of our 25 Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Discounted registration to the Theory Workshops held each year
  • Full free access to AARE's journal, The Australian Educational Researcher
  • Full free access to other journals, Higher Education, Educational Change and Early Childhood Education
  • Opportunities to apply for our numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships

Categories of Membership

  • There are four categories of membership: Ordinary, concessional, overseas and honorary.
  • A member who is financially disadvantaged, is a full-time student, is retired or is not in full-time employment may apply to become a concessional member. Those seeking the concessional rate should contact the AARE office and provide evidence as to why they warrant concessional status. Students should provide proof of student status (e.g. a letter from the university).
  • Overseas membership is for those who reside outside of Australia. Overseas members do not pay the GST component. Members working or studying in Australia do not qualify for overseas membership.
  • Honorary life members have had this status conferred on them by the Association because of their outstanding contribution to research in education.
  • All the above categories carry the full rights and privileges of membership.


The AARE membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June in the following year.

These rates are:

  • Ordinary membership $198 inc GST
  • Concessional membership $99 inc GST
  • Overseas ordinary membership $180
  • Overseas concessional membership $90

Pro rata membership 

 Pro-rata fees will apply as follows,depending on the date of joining:

  • From 1 June to 31 December - full yearly rate membership will continue to 30 June following year.
  • From 1 January to 31 March - Full year rate plus 0.25 of the fee and membership will continue until 30 June the following year. 
  • From 1 April to 31 May - Full year rate and membership will continue until 30 June the following year. (Not the year of joining).

Your Membership Period from this transaction would cover until: 30 June 2020

Concessional Member

$90.00 (excl. GST)

Ordinary Member

$180.00 (excl. GST)

Concessional including hardcopy of AER

$160.00 (excl. GST)

Ordinary including hardcopy of AER

$250.00 (excl. GST)

Purchase a book with your membership

Challenges for Public Education

Challenges for Public Education  image
$31.82 (excl. GST)

Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand image
$10.00 - $100.00 (excl. GST)

Literacy, Leading and Learning

Literacy, Leading and Learning image
$31.82 (excl. GST)

National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment

National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment image
$31.82 (excl. GST)

The Relationality of Race in Education Research

The Relationality of Race in Education Research image
$31.82 (excl. GST)