Anyone committed to engaging with Development Studies and furthering the objectives of the Association is eligible to become a member. Membership is open to academics, students and practitioners, in and beyond Australia.

To become a DSAA Member please click the relevant registration button, fill in your details and make payment for your membership via Credit Card or PayPal.

The Development Studies Association of Australia is incorporated under the Association Incorporation Reform Act 2012: Ref A0105938F.

The following are our categories of membership with their respective rates.

Academic (Salaried)

100 AUD a year / $190 two years

A person employed at a university, research institute or equivalent

Register (1yr)
Register (2yr)

Development Professional

100 AUD a year / $190 two years

A person engaged in the development sector

Register (1yr)
Register (2yr)

Unsalaried / Low Income

50 AUD a year

A person without salaried employment, or a salary defined as low income (currently AUD 40,000 a year)

Register (1yr)

Student (Undergrad/Postgrad)

50 AUD a year

Anyone enrolled at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a university, or equivalent

Register (1yr)


500 AUD for 2 years

An institution engaged in the development sector

Register (2yr)

Benefits of Membership

All members will

  • Be members of an Australian community of scholars / research practitioners and educators working in Development Studies
  • Have the opportunity to network with a diverse range of academics, policy makers practitioners from Australia and globally
  • Have access to shared teaching resources
  • Be entitled to a discount for the DSAA and Research for Development Impact Network conference
  • Be alerted to opportunities through regular newsletters and communications
  • Universities with institutional membership will have the opportunity to have a 200 word statement of their activities and a link on the website

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