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2023 National Soils Conference

Darwin (Larrakia) 25 to 30 June 2023

2020 Save Our Soils 

Welcome to Soil Science Australia

The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated (Soil Science Australia) is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources.

Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource.

Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally.

Learn more about Soil Science Australia and what we do.

Registered Soil Practitioner
The Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation ensures soil practitioners can implement fit for purpose soil sampling and interpretation to improve the quality of soil data, reduce soil input and management costs and improve soil productivity.
Certified Professional Soil Scientist

The Certified Professional Soil Scientist accreditation is the mark of a professional soil scientist, providing certainty to industry, government and researchers that they are working with a highly qualified and experience soil scientist. Learn more about the Certified Professional Soil Scientist program.

Smart Farms Smart Soils

Soil Science Australia has established a Smart Farms Smart Soils Community of Practice bringing together the Drought and Innovation Hubs from across Australia, soil scientists, researchers and government to collaborate, network, learn and share knowledge. This work is supported by the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Program.

Read the July Smart Farms Smart Soils Update

Upcoming Events


Soil Science Australia hosts and supports a wide range of events.

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