The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs



Membership categories are split into voting and non-voting categories. Voting members may nominate for a position on the APSAD Council and vote at the Annual General Meeting, held as part of the annual conference.

APSAD offers various forms of professional development to support the varied interest of its members. These include:

  • Subscription to the Society's scientific journal theDrug and Alcohol Review
  • Online access to all back issues of the Review via the APSAD Website
  • Discounted registration to the annual APSAD Scientific Conference
  • Discounted registration at selected AOD conferences including the DANA Conference
  • Subscription to the bi-monthly APSAD e-newsletter
  • The right to nominate and be elected for Council
  • The right to participate in and form various APSAD subcommittees and special interest groups


Membership is for one financial year. Members joining later in the financial year will receive back issues of the Drug and Alcohol Review for that year. Renewal notices are posted to all members in June.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES (all prices include GST)

Membership Fee Changes from 1st July 2020

APSAD Council after consultation with members is pleased to now offer student membership free.

Individual: $210
Concession: $163 for those with a gross income < $50k
Student: FREE
Retired: $150  for long term APSAD members (>6yrs continuous membership) who have retired
Small Institution: $468
Large Institution: $914