Member Benefits

Membership of the Institute is open to all individuals in the food and allied industries. The Institute is a go-to source in regards to the Australian food industry. Join today and connect with a network of members who are working or studying in a wide range of food sector disciplines. 

Your 12-month membership includes: 

  • food australia journal (Members can choose whether to receive a digital or printed edition)
  • Complimentary monthly technical webinars
  • Complimentary monthly professional development webinars
  • Member rates for AIFST events 
  • Members-only activities including site and factory tours
  • AIFST Annual Convention member rate
  • AIFST Special Interest Group access
  • BiteSize e-newsletter
  • Opportunities to profile your research, business or project through the AIFST digital platforms
  • Members-only website access
  • AIFST Consultants Register
  • AIFST Mentoring program 

IFT & AIFST Joint Membership

IFT and AIFST members based in Australia can become members of both organizations for only $118 (AUD) in addition to the AIFST subscription rate. As well of getting all the great benefits of membership with AIFST, IFT International Joint Membership provides members an expanded level of IFT benefits that they can use to inform their work in the science of food. These include:

  • Access to the digital version of Food Technology magazine
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on, all live and on-demand webcasts, IFT Connect (IFT’s online networking and discussion community), topic-based special interest groups, and the online membership directory
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals
  • Exclusive member discounts on IFT annual event registration,
  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science, IFT Press books, and more!

And this is just a sample of what you’ll receive as an IFT International Joint member!

For more information IFT/AIFST Joint Membership Program click here, or please contact Fiona Fleming at or call +61 447 066 324.

AIFST Membership Categories & Prices

What category is right for you? Take a look at each below for more details. All prices include GST:

Student  $100.00
Graduate  $115.00
Member  $300.00
Professional Member  $320.00
Fellow  $320.00
Retired and Life Members  -

Can we help?

The AIFST Membership Services team are here to assist! If you have any questions about membership, feedback about Institute programs or are looking for advice, please do get in touch via or phone +61 447 066 324.

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