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Interested in becoming a Member?

If you are interested in becoming a member, you will first need to register on the website (if you have not already done so) and then continue to complete the online application form which is linked from your user account page when logged in.

As part of your application, you will need to pay the membership fee to 31 August in advance. This will be refunded in full in the unlikely event that your application is rejected.

Please note our online payment system can only accept Visa or MasterCard (not American Express).  Credit card payments cannot be accepted by telephone.  

What are the member benefits?

Depending on your membership class there are different member benefits:

Individual Member Benefits.  Please click here 

Corporate Affiliate Benefits.  Please click here

Student Member Benefits.  Please click here

How much does it cost to be a member?

New memberships are charged per quarter on a pro-rata basis with the membership year ending on August 31st.

From 1 January 2022 the full year prices (inc GST) are:

Individual ($280.00)

Corporate Individual ($140.00)

Student ($82.50)

Corporate affiliate fee ($700.00)

Corporate Individual membership is only available to employees of current Corporate Affiliates

Our student membership is available to undergraduate and graduate students, both full and part time.


Financial members who renew their membership between 1 August and 31 October are eligible for a discounted fee as follows:

Individual ($252.00)

Corporate Individual ($126)

Student ($82.50)


Pro rata rates are as follows:

First quarter of membership year

1 September – 30 November

Full year fee

Second quarter of membership year

1 December – 29 February

75% of the full year fee

Third quarter of the membership year

1 March – 31 May

50% of the full year fee

Fourth quarter of the membership year

1 June – 31 July

25% of the full year fee


1 August - 31 August

Full year fee
(membership to 31 August of the next year)


Am I eligible to join?

Yes, if you are interested and professionally involved in construction law. Members come from all sectors of the construction industry, for example, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, developers, solicitors, barristers, arbitrators and experts.

Can I participate in the activities of SoCLA before joining?

You are welcome to attend events and participate in other open events before deciding to join SoCLA – this is a great way to get insight into what we do and who we are before you decide to sign up.

The Society has a policy to assist members who may be facing a temporary difficulty in paying all or some of the membership fee.  The policy can be viewed here.

Any questions or need any help?

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.



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