Vision, Mission and Objectives

As the peak body for soil scientists and people interested in soils, Soil Science Australia educates, advocates and advises, at all levels, in the interest of Australian prosperity.

Our Vision

Our vision is that soils are valued and protected by all, so that current and future generations of Australians can thrive.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the importance of soil in the Australian environment, build a strong and collaborative soil science community, influence policy development, as well as advance the professional capability of our members.

Statement of Purposes and Rules

Soil Science Australia is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the Australian Capital Territory. The current Statement of Purposes and Rules was revised and agreed at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Equity & Diversity

Soil Science Australia is a vibrant community that reflects the diversity of people, interests and backgrounds around the world. Members include all genders at all career stages, from undergraduate students to eminent retired academics, research scientists, government employees, industry practitioners and consultants.

Soil Science Australia recognises the importance of equity and diversity and aims to:

  1. Proactively engage in practices that encourage diversity and equity.
  2. Promote and connect soil scientists within Soil Science Australia who proactively want to encourage diversity and equity.
  3. Promote soil science as an interesting and diverse career to all, irrespective of age, background and gender.

See our Equity and Diversity Strategy for more information.

Corporate Governance

Soil Science Australia’s governing body is the Federal Council, consisting of the Executive Committee, the President of each of the seven branches, and the Chair of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist Board.

Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.