Early Career/Commencing Chemists Membership

  In 2022, I joined RACI through the SA ECCG. This step expanded my network and led to my role on the National Young Chemists Committee. RACI's support has been crucial for my growth as a chemist. Membership offers invaluable networking, development resources, and collaborative opportunities. I highly recommend it to early career chemists and those aiming to establish themselves in the field. 

Eva Hayball 
PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
Secretary of the RACI South Australian Early Career Chemists Group (SA ECCG)
Co-Chair of the RACI National Young Chemists Committee (NYCC)

Early Career/Commencing Chemists Membership

This category of membership caters to individuals who have completed their studies and commenced their career journey. To benefit from this membership category you need to be in the first three years of your career journey. We understand that commencing your career can be a stressful time and in recognition of this we've created a tiered approach to membership and associated fees. When you apply for membership, the date of completion of your final degree will determine the tier of membership you will fit into. Our membership team will review your application to ensure that you are in the appropriate tier. In your fourth year of membership you can upgrade to a professional member. Please note that the first three years of your career is used only for the purposes of enabling the RACI to provide you with a tiered membership and is not a definition for an Early Career Chemist.  

Please note: Early Career/Commencing Chemists Membership of the RACI only applies if the last qualification you completed was obtained no more than three years ago. Anything beyond three years, please apply for a Professional Membership.

Please note the tiered approach will come into effect from 1 July 2024.

$80.00 inc. GST annually

Stage 1 - First year after graduation

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$110.00 inc. GST annually

Stage 2 - Second year after graduation

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$140.00 inc. GST annually

Stage 3 - Third year after graduation

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Please be aware that it may take up to 24 hours for your membership to become active in our system. During this period, access to the MyRACI space and RACI member rates may be restricted. If your account is not active after 24 hours, please contact us.

All RACI membership applications will be assessed by our Membership Unit, please ensure all relevant documents are uploaded (formal confirmation of enrolment issued by your institute of study).

Some events, programs and services may incur an additional charge which will be clearly noted. As a member these will be at a discounted rate.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Unit on +61 (03) 9328 2033 or via the contact us section on this website.

Discounted RACI event tickets

As a member you will be entitled to the much cheaper member rates at all RACI events.

Upcoming Events List

Enjoy the many RACI Early Career Chemist member benefits

   10% discount off Individual Membership if the employer or place of study is an Affiliate member


   Volunteering with the RACI

   Volunteering for the RACI on external matters/committees (i.e.: Government advisory panels)

   Chemistry Professions Jobs Board


   Speaking opportunities

   Engagement in Australian Chemistry Professions skills migration assessment reviews - through partnership with VETASSESS

   Speaking opportunities

   Chemistry in Australia Magazine

   Branch and Division News

   My RACI - Australia's largest online community for the chemical sciences

   Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums

   Networking and Social events

   Workshops, Roundtables, and Professional Development Programs

   Partnership - Co-design and deliver new events

   Speaking opportunities

   National awards

   Divisions awards

   Branch awards


   National communication campaigns promoting chemistry

   International promotion of Australia's chemistry capability, R&D, human capital