2019 award nominations

WA State of the Soil Science conference

4-6 December

Become a member

SA National Soil Judging Competition

3-6 October

2020 National Soils Conference

QLD 29 Nov – 4 Dec

Welcome to Soil Science Australia

The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as 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. Soil Science Australia has seven branches and is governed by an elected Federal Council. Each branch has its own committee responsible for organising local educational, professional development and networking events.

Soil Science Australia is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and contributes to the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST).

In 1955, a resolution “that the Australian Society of Soil Science be inaugurated from this meeting” was recorded in Melbourne. The following year the first official meeting of the Society took place in Queensland, with a Federal Executive and presidents from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australian and Victorian branches forming the Federal Council. In later years the Executive expanded with the addition of the Western Australian branch in 1957, the Riverina branch in 1962 and most recently the Tasmanian branch in 2008.

Upcoming Events



NSW Harald Jensen Lecture


NSW Wollongong Regional Forum and Field Trip


FED Basic Soils Refresher Course


FED Soil Survey Course


VIC Leeper lecture




WA State of the Soil Science conference


Soil Science Fundamentals Exam


VIC Ian Sargeant Awards


2020 National Soils Conference, Cairns