Member Grade

Join the AusIMM

The main professional grade of the AusIMM is Member grade. Members are professionals with a tertiary qualification and a minimum of three years’ experience.

In addition to the key benefits of membership, Member grade advantages include:

  • The status to undertake important levels of work, e.g. as a JORC Competent Person
  • Global recognition of AusIMM membership and post nominals, reinforcing members’ qualifications and commitment to high standards and professional development
  • The opportunity to become a Chartered Professional
  • Discipline-specific societies and interest groups that allow you to develop in your chosen profession
  • Contributing to the status and development of your chosen profession and to the minerals sector as a whole
  • Lifestyle benefits and discounts through Austbrokers Countrywide, Member Advantage and other groups.

Want to know more? View a detailed list of the benefits of membership.

Application Requirements

Qualification and experience

A copy of your CV and confirmation of your degrees, diplomas, etc. should be included with this application form. The only exception is in the case of reinstatement or grade transfer where required information has previously been approved. (If your degree is in a language other than English please submit a copy in English).

The following forms of confirmation are acceptable:

  • Photocopy of the degree, diploma, etc. certified by at least one sponsor as a true copy
  • Formal statement from the tertiary institution specifying the degree, diploma, etc. granted.


This proposal for admission to the grade of Member must be sponsored by 3 Corporate Members of The AusIMM (i.e. Honorary Fellow, Fellow or Member).

The following Information is required:

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Organisation
  • Telephone
  • AusIMM Membership No*
  • Job Title
  • Email*
  • Grade of Membership*

*Minimum required information for Sponsor to be verified

Payment of Application fee

A $55 ($50 for Non Australian residence) is required to submit your application; this is a standard Application fee that is required on all new applications and reinstatements over 3 years old. Go to the subscription fees page to calculate your fees.

By-Law 10b

An application under By-Law 10b allows for applicants without a tertiary degree to apply for the grade of Member provided that the applicant has over 10 years' experience in the industry. If you wish to apply for By-Law 10b please email , or phone the membership department +61 3 9658 6130 to notify them of your intent .Go to the FAQ Page for more information on bylaw 10b.

Application Cancellations

All applications received for admission or reinstatement that are terminated or expired prior to election to membership will incur a A$55.00 (includes GST) administration fee prior to refund.

For assistance with your membership application, please contact the Membership Department:
Phone: 1800 657 985 (within Australia) +61 3 9658 6130 (overseas).