The Australian Optical Society

Benefits of AOS Membership

In addition, your membership will give you a voice, via the activities of the AOS Council, in the development of optics in this region, for which the AOS is the primary representative body. The AOS has members working in commercial, academic and teaching areas in visible optics, laser optics, IR & UV optics, X-ray optics, spectroscopy and atom optics, neutron optics, quantum optics, medical optics, imaging, and applications, to name a few broad categories of interest. Our conferences are usually very strong in visible and laser optics and applications, and usually have good representation in the other areas. Typical conferences have 200-400 attendees when not enhanced by collocation with other conferences.


Student MemberA$20
New Student MemberFREE* (For Australian and New Zealand Citizens, Residents and International Students studying in Australia)
*Note that you can ignore the payment form, but please send an email to the treasurer advising where you are studying and preferably use your uni email address on the membership form.
Corporate MemberA$350
*Multiple year membership, for three, five and ten years, is also available. The membership rate is the single year membership rate at the date of application multiplied by the number of years. Contact the treasurer if you wish to take advantage of this option.

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Special opportunity for AOS Regular Members—Join the Optical Society of America (OSA)! The Optical Society of America (OSA) was organized in 1916 to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. OSA serves over 18,000 members worldwide; its activities include technical conferences, publications and special student and education outreach programs. OSA Members receive a wide range of information, including complimentary subscriptions to Optics & Photonics News and Physics Today, professional networking benefits, substantial registration and subscription discounts and much more. Visit to view a full list of benefits.

Just enter the VIP discount code "AOS15" when joining or renewing online to receive the following pricing for OSA membership

Individual MembershipA$115

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