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:


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.


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

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Membership terms and conditions

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.