Don Burnside, acting for Matt Fletcher, Membership Officer. Email:


At 11 July 2023, the ARS had 225 active members, including 27 complimentary members.  Of these 130 members have paid for 2023 or have paid for three years, representing 65 per cent of those that need to pay.  Forty five (45) members have paid until 31 December in 2024 or 2025.


Membership at 11 July 2023


Category Standard Concessional Company Student Total
Complimentary members for 2023



Financial members in 2023


17 15 3 130*
Still to pay 59 5 4 1 69
ARS members 180 22 19 4 225
Institutional subscribers to the Journal 89 89

Grand total

269 22 19 3


* one member has paid for 2023 and 2024 as part of the Conference registration plus membership package


New members

Since 1 January 2023, we have welcomed 23 new members, which is great!  They come from a good geographical spread as shown below, as follows.

Queensland – 9

New South Wales – 2

Western Australia – 5

South Australia – 3

Northern Territory – 2

Victoria – 1

Washington State, USA – 1


It is worth noting that eight of the new members have joined via the combined Conference registration/ARS membership category which is pleasing.  Their memberships will expire at 31 December 2024.

All new members have been sent a welcoming email outlining ARS services and providing the most recent Annual Report.  We look forward to meeting many of these new members at the 22nd Biennial Conference in Broome, 18-22 September.


Members still to renew for 2023

There are still 69 members to pay for 2023 or beyond.  They are not being contacted for membership renewal until we are confident that they can renew either through the existing system, or a new system without difficulty.  This may take some time.  In the meantime, please be assured you have not been forgotten and we will contact you as soon as possible!


Members resigned

Since 1 January 2023, six members have resigned, either because they have retired, or because they have changed careers.  We thank them for their contributions to the society and the rangelands and wish them well.