Membership to AWMS is open to those who have an interest in scientific wildlife management. The full details of membership are defined in the constitution, however all new membership applications need to be approved by the AWMS Committee.  Where possible, new members should seek nomination for membership by an existing member, however, if this is not possible, applications should still be submitted and the Committee will review the application.  Membership covers a wide range of natural and social science professions primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from other Pacific Rim countries.

All members receive discounted conference registration fees at all AWMS and AWMS affiliates conferences.  AWMS members receive access to the Members Only section of the AWMS website, and therefore access to a wide range of industry professionals plus the option to participate in discussion forums and community spaces.  If you're a student, take advantage of the wealth of experience amongst the membership and improve your knowledge and skills!  Plus, all members receive a newsletter three times a year, and discounted rates to the annual AWMS conference, as well as the conferences of our affiliated organisations the South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA) and The Wildlife Society (TWS).  All of this and more is waiting for you in our Members Only area.

Memberships can be paid 1–4 years in advance and run from the date of joining.

The current yearly membership fees (in Australian dollars) are:

Full Member                                 $70
Student Member                          $50
Institutional Member                     $100
Retired/Unemployed Member      $50