Benefits of joining

If you have a special interest in communicating science and subscribe to the objectives of the organisation and our code of conduct you are welcome to join.

Current members include working journalists, public relations professionals, academics, science festival organisers, museum directors, policy advisers, students, scientists and researchers, science leaders and more.

Three Great Reasons

  • Networking – get to know other communicators both locally and internationally.

  • Events annual conference, regional events, workshops and professional development

  • Funding – apply for member-only travel grants

  • Recognition – enter your work into the biennial Excellence in Science Communication Awards


  • A regular newsletter

  • An annual conference to provide additional networking opportunities, an opportunity to learn more about effective science communication, and discuss topical issues

  • Regular functions in those parts of the country where it has members


“If you are involved in science communication in any capacity you really need to plug into the network and opportunities provided by SCANZ.”
Peter Griffin, founder of the Science Media Centre

“SCANZ is a great way to connect to science communication opportunities and professionals around the country. It’s relevant to you whether you want to be a science communicator, are a science communicator, or are a scientist interested in communication. I especially appreciate the diversity of people with expertise in both theory and practice, as well as the connection it provides to the latest activities and thinking in science communication internationally.”
Dr Rhian Salmon, Senior Lecture at Victoria University of Wellington Centre for Science in Society

“SCANZ is your national network of science communicators and your gateway to the international science communication community. Being a member has provided me with new connections, new friendships and new opportunities.”
Dr Fabien Medvecky, Senior Lecturer at University of Otago Centre for Science Communication

“SCANZ events provide me with insight into other organisations’ science communications activities and provide a forum to meet other communications professionals. This sharing of ideas and practices supports my personal and professional development.”
Emma Timewell, Communications Manager at Plant & Food Research


1 July - 30 June

Corporate membership
1 July - 30 June

Let your company or group stand out with a SCANZ corporate membership.

The corporate membership includes: 

  • 6 x individual full memberships

  • 10% discount of any additional individual memberships

  • Your logo on our website

  • The right to put our logo on your website

Need to purchase extra corporate individual memberships? Use the promotion code “corporate”.