The Society is run by its members for its members and enthusiastic involvement is encouraged.

Membership runs for a financial year from 1 July to 30 June. New subscriptions received after 30th June will have a pro-rata rate of the membership fee applied.

The Society provides its members with four issues of the journal, Australian Geomechanics, each year and offers membership of the international societies for soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering (ISSMGE), rock mechanics (ISRM) and engineering geology and the environment (IAEG) as required.

Individual membership is open to all members of IEAust and AustIMM and to others who are suitably qualified and have an active interest in geomechanics. Special provision is made for full time tertiary students and members who have retired from an active professional career.

In addition, undergraduate students receive free membership. Undergraduate membership does not include membership of the international societies.

The basic AGS membership fee provides membership of one international society of a member’s choice. For a small additional subscription, members may join two or all three societies.

Corporate membership is available to corporate bodies, including government departments and statutory authorities, whose activities are clearly related to geomechanics. Corporate members may nominate two members of their staff to receive full membership rights, including membership of all three international societies.