Our vision

We work on behalf of our members to win the professional recognition, respect and rewards that they deserve.

Our commitment

Professional Scientists Australia (PSA) is committed to:

  • providing the highest standard of workplace advice and support to our members;
  • advocating on behalf of scientists so that they are heard by government and industry; and
  • uniting the collective voice of scientists to negotiate improved salaries and conditions.

Our Story

Professional Scientists Australia (PSA) has a long and proud legacy of making sure science professionals are treated fairly and with respect in Australia.

We bring scientists together – not only to work for better wages and to ensure their rights are protected – but also to help resolve the issues facing the profession.

We are a division of Professionals Australia – a not for profit member organisation representing 25,000 members from twenty professions, including engineering, IT, translators and interpreters, pharmacy, and architecture.

So, when you join PSA, you also become part of Professional Australia’s massive membership network and extensive range of member services and benefits.

Who we are

Who are our members?

Our organisation represents nearly 2,000 members from a broad range of specialisations, including:

  • Health science;
  • Biomedical science;
  • Ecology;
  • Veterinary science;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Mental health;
  • Genetics and genomics;
  • Astronomy;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Mineral processing;
  • Environmental science;
  • Defence research;
  • Synchrotron science;
  • Environmental science;
  • Immunology;
  • Surveying; and
  • Water science.

Our Governance

By joining Professional Scientists Australia (PSA), you will automatically become a member of the Scientists Division, which is governed by a Division Committee.

Being actively involved in your local branch or Division Committee is great preparation should you choose to stand for the National Assembly – Professional Australia’s overarching governing body. It is also the first step to having a say in the direction of PSA, as well as Professionals Australia.

Want to know more? Contact us on 1300 273 762 or [email protected], and we’ll put you in touch with your division committee.
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