Don Burnside,  Acting Membership Officer.  Email:


The summary

As at 17 March, we have 201 active members, including 30 complimentary members.  One hundred and thirty four members (134) are financial for 2022, with 37 still to pay.

Twenty one members (21) members who have paid to the end of either 2023 or 2024, and one complimentary member has paid for 2022.


Membership at 17 March 2022


Category Hardcopy Journal E-journal Total
Complimentary members for 2022* 8* 22 30
Members paid for 2022 already 64 70 134
Members still to pay 19 18 37
ARS members 91 110 201
Institutional subscribers  to the Journal 10 79 89
Grand total 101 189 290

* one complimentary member has paid for 2022


New members

We have welcomed three new members since the beginning of the year, and we hope they are enjoying what the Society has to offer in the way of resources and networking.


Complimentary members

We have 30 complimentary members, including Fellows, Chair of the PC and Editors of the Journal, Website, RMN, Social Media, Associate Editors of The Rangeland Journal, prize winners from the Longreach Conference, and the facilitator of a strategic planning workshop held for the Council and Publications Committee in Longreach after the Conference.


Developments with the membership renewal system

106 members were inadvertently sent automatic renewals on 30 December 2021, with 101 of those renewals being successful.  An apology was sent to all those members for the abrupt and untimely action, but fortunately very few members have asked for the automatic renewal to be removed.  Five (5) of those sent renewals need to be assisted in making payment (changed credit cards, changed passwords etc).

A further 32 members need to be sent manual renewals this month.


Seeking new members

Over the next month, invitations to join the ARS will be sent to all those who attended the Longreach Conference who are not already members (n = 248).