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Membership applications

Soil Science Australia welcomes new members. Further information on membership can be gained via the Membership tab on the top menu. The membership application form can be downloaded here.

Soil Science Australia awards, award winners and application forms

Each year the Society presents awards to recognise merit in Soil Science.  In the year of a National Conference support is provided for student members to attend the conference and enter the National Soil Judging competition.  In the year of a World Congress of Soil Science support is provided to members to attend the Congress. Applications are awarded on merit and the application process is competitive.

Click on the links below to find out more about each of the following awards:

J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. Publication Medal 

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science 

L.J.H. Teakle Award 

Nominations for these awards should be made using the form below, either in the Word or PDF format. Applications must be emailed to both the Federal Secretary and Federal Office by May 31.  The details and conditions for each award can be found using the links below the application forms.  If you have any questions regarding the award please email the Federal Secretary at  

Application form (WORD)   Application form (PDF)

Soil Science Australia Fellowships

The Society may honour up to three members each year. Click the link for the current Soil Science Australia Fellows. More information is available in the Fellowship Guidelines (PDF)     

Nominations for Soil Science Australia Fellows should be made using the form below.

Application form  (WORD)

Soil Science Australia Honorary Membership 

Honorary Life Membership may be given to peopole who have retired from active service and who have rendered eminent service to soil science and/or Soil Science Australia. 

List of Honorary Life Members 

Honorary Life Member nomination forms  Word Doc   

Soil Science Australia Conference Awards

Conference awards include the best oral presentation of a paper and the best poster display for students and experienced soil scientists. Awards are made on the basis of the most effective communication of the presenter's work. Click on the link below for more information.

Conference Presentation Awards

Student Conference Support

Support will be provided for a number of students to attend the 2018 soils conference.  Students must apply for support through their branch should have held membership for a mimimum of one year. Application forms will be available in the year of the Conference.

World Congress of Soil Science Support 

Support will be provided to assist members attend the Brazil and United Kingdom World Congress of Soil Science.  Applicants are required to have been a member of the Society for a minimum of four years.  Application forms will be available in the year of the Congress.

Student Soil Judging Teams Support

The Society supports the National Student Soil Judging Teams in the year of a national conference.  Applicants applying for either a State or University team should be financial members of Soil Science Australia.  Application forms will be available in the year of the Conference.

Award Conditions have been reproduced from the Rules of the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc (Revised September 2013)




Soil Science Australia


Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields.  It is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences



Visit Awards Page or download application forms below

J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award


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