Become a GSNZ Member

Join the GSNZ community

When you become a member of the GSNZ you will be joining the largest community of geoscientists in New Zealand. 

Our strength lies in our members and the diversity and experience they bring to our Society with their backgrounds in education, CRIs, local authorities and consultancies.

We are a volunteer led organisation and encourage all our members to participate.

All our members are eligible for a number of benefits including:

Students

The GSNZ seeks to inspire students to pursue a career in the geosciences.

We provide financial support to enable you to take advantage of learning opportunities in New Zealand and overseas.

We'll offer you a warm welcome and a supportive environment as you present your work for the first time. 

We also offer student groups discounted membership.

Professionals with an interest in the geosciences

Whether you're a professional geoscientist, educator or consultant, the GSNZ will support you throughout your career.

Our annual conference is New Zealand's premier gathering of geoscientists, where you can network with like-minded colleagues from New Zealand and overseas.

Our Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for more in-depth discourse across a range of specialist topics.

Each year we recognise the achievements of our community with a variety of awards covering the varied disciplines that make up the geosciences.

By taking a convenor's role in a branch or special interest group, or contributing at a national level to the executive committee, you can build your profile amongst your peers and gain valuable leadership experience.

Advocacy

We advocate for Aotearoa New Zealand's unique geological landscapes and heritage.

Looking for organisational membership?

You can meet some of our members here

Membership terms and conditions

Our annual conference is the highlight of the geoscience year

 

Apply for STUDENT membership

 

Apply for EARLY CAREER membership

 

Apply for FULL membership

 

Apply for RETIRED membership

 

Join the GSNZ community today

When you become a member of the GSNZ you will be joining the largest community of geoscientists in New Zealand. 

Our strength lies in our members and the diversity and experience they bring to our Society with their backgrounds in education, CRIs, local authorities and consultancies.

We are a volunteer led organisation and encourage all our members to participate.

All our members are eligible for a number of benefits including:

Membership terms and conditions

Advocacy

As New Zealand's only organisation dedicated to the geosciences we advocate for Aotearoa New Zealand's unique geological landscapes and heritage.

 

Full Membership $100

Full members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences.

Whether you're a professional geoscientist, educator or consultant, the GSNZ will support you throughout your career. 

Our annual conference is New Zealand's premier gathering of geoscientists, where you can network with like-minded colleagues from New Zealand and overseas. 

Our Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for more in-depth discourse across a range of specialist topics. 

By taking a convenor's role in a branch or special interest group, or contributing at a national level to the executive committee, you can build your profile amongst your peers and gain valuable leadership and governance experience. 

Each year we recognise the achievements of our community with a variety of awards covering the varied disciplines that make up the geosciences.

Apply for full membership

Early Career Membership $50

New for 2022

If it’s three years or less since your last degree this is the category for you.

Early Career geoscientist members have access to all the member benefits afforded to Full members, but at a discounted rate!

As an early-career professional you'll be able to build and develop your skills and networks.

You can join our dedicated Early Career special interest group which works to advance the interests of Early Career geoscientists.

You can apply for support to attend our annual conference, and from 2023 you’ll receive a discount on your conference registration fee.

We’ll help you raise your profile through our awards and presentation opportunities.

You’ll be able to network with professionals from a range of specialities to expand your knowledge and career options.

Apply for early career membership

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"I have always loved connecting with other enthusiastic geoscientists and wanted to get more active in the scientific community"

Sebastian Naeher

Organic Geochemist and Lead Scientist of Organic Geochemistry Laboratory, GNS Science.

GSNZ Committee member and Special Interest Group Convenor.

Student Membership $40

Student membership is available to anyone studying a geoscience related subject full or part time.

Joining the GSNZ as student enables you to get a head start while you are still studying.

You can apply for support to attend our annual conference, and you’ll receive a discount on your registration fee.

There are opportunities, including financial support, to have your work published.

You'll be able to improve your communication skills by presenting a poster or session at our annual conference.

There's a range of scholarships specifically for students to assist with overseas travel.

You'll be able to explore you career options by networking with professionals already working in your chosen field.

Apply for student membership

 

Retired Membership $50

Retired members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences who is no longer in full time employment.

Contribute your extensive skills and experience for the benefit of others.

Keep up to date with current research and development in the geosciences.

You’ll have access to New Zealand’s Earth science journal, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics.

Be inspired by the next generation.

Apply for retired membership

 

 

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"As a nervous student presenting my research for the first time, I couldn’t have asked for a more receptive audience.  I experienced a warm welcome into New Zealand’s geoscience community which reinforced my desire to pursue a postgraduate degree."

Sophie Briggs
Teaching Fellow | Kaiwhakaako
Department of Geology, University of Otago

Student member

Available to anyone studying a geoscience related subject full or part time

Joining the GSNZ as student enables you to get a head start while you are still studying.
There are opportunities, including financial support, to have your work published.
You'll be able to improve your communication skills by presenting a poster or session at our annual conference.
There's a range of scholarships specifically for students to assist with overseas travel.
You'll be able to explore you career options by networking with professionals already working in your chosen field.

Full member

Full members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences

As an early, mid or senior-career professional you'll be able to build and develop your skills.
Network with professionals from a range of specialties to expand your knowledge.
Meet colleagues working in a range of roles, expanding your own career options.
Opportunities to gain valuable leadership and executive experience.
Raise your profile through our awards and presentation opportunities.

Retired member

Retired members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences who is no longer in full time employment

Keep up to date with current research and development in the geosciences.
Be inspired by the next generation.
Contribute your extensive skills and experience for the benefit of others.