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AVS Membership is open to Australian, New Zealand and International Researchers.

AVS Membership Benefits

Benefits of the Australasian Virology Society

  • Advocacy
  • Strong commitment towards promoting gender equity and diversity including indigenous Australians and Maori

  • Initiatives to promote members with young children to attend AVS meetings

  • Affiliation with the Australian Society for Medical Research, which represents health and medical research societies in Australia

  • Making representations to the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses

  • Interact with peers via the growing Twitter community: followed by journalists and media

Benefits to you as a Member

  • Stay connected with a unique society building links among virologists globally
  • Members receive a minimum 15% discount to the following prominent journals: (Viruses, Retrovirology and the Journal of General Virology)

  • Virology Lab head profile on the AVS website

  • Take advantage of your membership to gain access to AVS Awards including the Rising Star Award, ECR, Student and Indigenous Awards

  • Access reduced registration fees to attend AVS education opportunities, including the biennial meeting – the premier meeting for virologists in Australasia

  • An opportunity to attend mentoring and training sessions at AVS meetings
  • Exclusive access to AVS symposia talks
  • Access to industry job listings, virology, and education resources via the society website
  • Free membership for students if your supervisor is an AVS member, otherwise discounted rates are available (half of a full membership)
  • Discounted membership for members retired from work force (half of a full membership)
  • Intermission of membership available at discounted rate because of unemployment or temporary absence from workforce
  • AVS membership entitles you to voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
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Membership Fees

NOTE: Next Period of Membership: 1/11/2022 – 31/10/2024. You will be asked to renew your membership at the end of each AVS financial year (every 24 months).

All prices are inclusive of GST (Excluding Overseas Memberships)

Type of Membership Price (AUD/NZD)
Full Membership $200.00
Student Membership 1
(Supervisor is not an Existing Member)
Student Membership 2
(Supervisor is an Existing Member)
Retiree Membership $100.00
LMIC Researcher Membership*
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Please note: By signing up for membership of AVS, you agree to support the purposes of the society and to abide by its rules. Your rights and obligations as a member of the society are outlined in the AVS’s current rules (Constitution)

Members Only

All new members will be sent their login details to access the below Members Only Portal.
In this portal you will be able to access upcoming, new and important information as an AVS Member.

If you are having trouble accessing the below link, and are an existing AVS Member then please contact Ariana at Leishman Associates –

Members Portal