Membership of ASFLA is open to individuals and schools/other educational institutions. There are two membership types:

Annual membership:

Full – $40

Student – $25

School/institutional – $50

Life membership:

Life – $250

We encourage full-time researchers and teachers to consider taking up life membership, as there are in-built sustainability measures in the life-membership category that aim to ensure the longevity of the organisation into the future, and to help fund large scale projects.

To join ASFLA or renew your membership, please complete both of the following steps:

  1. Register through the sign up form: ASFLA Membership Register
  2. Pay your fees by internet banking transfer, using the ASFLA bank details given here.

The ASFLA bank account details are as follows:

Account Name: Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association

BSB: 082-372

Account Number: 52 821 8788

Please quote your last name + MBR + the relevant year (e.g. Doran MBR16) so that we can allocate the money correctly.

If you wish to pay via another means, please contact Trish Weekes, the Treasurer, at


ASFLA members receive a number of benefits including discounts on registration for ASFLA conferences. Members can also apply for funding for projects which advance knowledge and practice in systemic functional linguistics. More details on funding and scholarship opportunities for ASFLA members will be provided here soon.


ASFLA has two revenue sources: membership and ASFLA conference proceeds. In recent years, when someone registers for an ASFLA conference, they receive one year’s membership automatically. In years when there is an ISFC in Australia, such as in 2017, an ASFLA conference is not held. That means there is no revenue for ASFLA for that year. For this reason, we encourage members to renew their membership on an annual basis, or to become a life member.

Here are some examples of the ways in which ASFLA membership monies have been spent:

  • Annual ASFLA conferences and upcoming in Adelaide in 2018
  • Appraisal symposia held at UNSW (2013, 2015)
  • Halliday Symposium at Sydney University 2015
  • Hasan Symposium at Macquarie University 2016
  • Register and Context Symposium at Macquarie University
  • International Educational Semiotics Website
  • Numerous international exchanges of scholars
  • Student scholarships to ASFLA Conferences
  • Over $16,000 in small grants awarded over the last four years
  • Supporting scholars and educators from Australia to present at the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) in Pakistan over the last twenty years.