Part of Professionals Australia


We represent scientists right across Australia.

Professional Scientists Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve.

We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia.

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


Learn more or Join online.

Latest News & Updates

ADF facing similar pay offer to Defence civilians
Monday, 28 July 2014

Uniform personnel may be faced with the same paltry pay offer likely to be put to Defence civilian employees.

Vale George Weston (Distinguished Life Member)
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It is with regret we note the death of Distinguished Life Member George Weston. Members Greg Clark and Stephen Cimpoeru have written of George’s enduring contribution to the Association

Professionals Australia slams cuts to workplace counseling in face of redundancies
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s ACT director David Smith has condemned DSTO’s cuts to workplace counseling services, in The Canberra Times today.

Degrees of doubt: STEM fees must be off-limits, says Chris Walton
Monday, 14 July 2014

For the sake of Australia’s economy, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science and engineering degrees to be off-limits in the face of university deregulation.

President’s message
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Welcome to the Professional Scientists Australia Winter newsletter.

Summary of market rates for Professional Scientists
Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Degrees of doubt: Science degree fees should be off-limits
Tuesday, 8 July 2014

For the sake of Australian science, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science degree fees to be “off-limits”.

Military scientists and engineers appeal to Tony Abbott to stop cuts
Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts they say are weakening Australia’s ability to defend itself.

Cuts to Defence science and engineering undermine national security
Monday, 30 June 2014

Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence.

Professionals Australia slams TasWater’s use of fly-in consultants
Sunday, 29 June 2014

TasWater’s own scientists, technical specialists, managers and engineers say their confidence in TasWater’s ability to effectively manage the state’s water has reached an all time low.

Medical Science Matters - SA Public Sector EBA 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014

Wednesday of this week saw the first Enterprise Bargaining meeting between Medical Scientists, Public Sector Workforce Relations (PSWR) and Health.

Notice to members: Advice of rule change from Fair Work Commission
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members please note a rule change in relation to the Association’s governance structure.

SA Budget delivers challenges for medical scientists
Friday, 20 June 2014

The SA Budget has foreshadowed significant cuts to health and raises concerns for medical scientists in SA.

Geoscience Australia pushes for nine extra minutes a day
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Professionals Australia has criticised Geoscience Australia’s move to force staff to work an extra nine minutes a day and slash entitlements.

The role of science, research & technology in lifting Australia’s productivity
Thursday, 5 June 2014

Queensland Budget: What it means for members
Thursday, 5 June 2014

In handing down its 2014 Budget, the Queensland Government has announced a major sale of government assets designed to fund new infrastructure projects and reduce government debt.

What the Budget cuts mean for Science
Monday, 2 June 2014

Liberal MP critical of Government cuts to science and DSTO
Friday, 30 May 2014

Liberal MP Dr Dennis Jensen this week launched a strong attack on the Government’s proposed cuts to science and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).

Submission - Software as Medical Device
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Chris Walton discusses the impacts of higher priced degrees
Monday, 26 May 2014

Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton has raised the impacts of rising university costs on engineering graduate career choices in an interview with the ABC’s Jon Faine.

Still the Clever Country?

Still the Clever Country? A Professional Scientists Australia member survey ...

Realising Innovation Through Science and R&D

Realising Innovation Through Science and R&D - a Professional Scientists Australia framework for addressing barriers to innovation and productivity ...

Market rates for professional scientists

View analysis and summary of current market rates for professional scientists

CPD for professional scientists

Read about the links between organisational performance and CPD, and understand the unique characteristics of CPD for professional scientists

Science scholarship - $500 towards CPD

Read about our $500 CPD scholarship for professional scientist members

Science meets Parliament

Read about this year's Science meets Parliament event

News and views

Keep up to date on the latest developments and media in science ...


Read the Winter 2014 Science newsletter