Become a Member

Membership Benefits, Categories and Fees

There are four categories of membership

• Full Member
• Associate Member
• Life Member
• Honorary Member

Life-time and honorary memberships are conferred at the Board’s discretion.


Membership Benefits

Full Member

Associate Member

Voting Rights
Participation in Committees & Board
Contribution to Advocacy
GESA Event Discounts (incl. workshops and training seminars)
Access to GESA Grants & Awards
Monthly Journal (JGH)
Support of Philanthropic Activities
Electronic Membership Communication 
Targeted Job Advertisements and Free Online Advertisements 
Networking (Access to National and International Opinion Leaders and Mentors)


How to become a GESA Member


Please download the membership form (MS Word document or PDF) and fill in your details.

Note – both your Proposer and Seconder must:

• be a Fellow of an Australian Medical College;
• be a current financial GESA member (Full Member or Advanced Researcher, trainees or stuents are not eligible to nominate), and
• provide their GESA membership number (this is to be included on the application form).

Submit your application form, your CV & headshot via email to


After you submit your application you will be contacted by GESA Member Services and your application will be submitted to the Board for approval.

Once your application is approved you will be sent an invoice containing an online payment link. Upon receipt of payment you will be able to access member benefits and services.  

If you require assistance please email or call 0423 601 523.


2020 Fees

The Board has considered GESA members' feedback regarding the Society's fee structure.

We are delighted to introduce reduced fees for early to mid-career researchers, full time research fellows with no clinical practice, non-GE Basic and Advanced Trainees as well as students.

For the first time in five years a CPI increase in fees for GE fellows, GE Advanced Trainees and senior researchers is applied - effective from 1 January 2020. 

For more detailed information see the table below.


2020-21 Membership Criteria


2020 Fees  

A Fellow of either RACP or RACS with clinical practice in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal or hepatobiliary surgery FULL $ 670
A person undertaking RACP or RACS Advanced Training in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal or hepatobiliary surgery. FULL $ 335
A person with a higher degree (Masters or Doctoral) and more than eight years since postgraduate research, currently employed in gastrointestinal or liver research and no clinical practice. FULL $ 305
Early to mid-career researcher (within 8 years of completing postgraduate research) currently employed in gastrointestinal or liver research and no clinical practice. FULL $ 200
A Fellow of either RACP or RACS, enrolled in a full-time research degree in gastroenterology or a related discipline, with no clinical practice. FULL $ 200
A Medical Practitioner not fulfilling the criteria for voting member e.g. RACGP, ANZCA. ASSOCIATE $ 200
A Basic Trainee (BPT) or Advanced Trainee (AT) not undertaking training in gastroenterology or gastrointestinal or hepatobiliary surgery. ASSOCIATE $ 200
An Allied Health Professional, not fulfilling the criteria for voting member e.g. Nurse, Dietician, Nutritionist, Nurse Practitioner etc. ASSOCIATE $ 200
An enrolled student undertaking a course of study (full or part time) related to gastroenterology or hepatology. e.g. MBBS, Nursing or BSc etc. ASSOCIATE $ 30

All fees are in AUD and include GST. 

2020 fees apply: 1 January - 31 December 2020
2021 fees apply: 1 January - 31 December 2021


Suspending Your GESA Membership While On Leave

We understand that a change in your circumstances may mean that you are unable to maintain your full GESA membership for a specific period of time. Such circumstances include:

  • parental leave or
  • overseas placement.

For a minimal annual membership fee of $30 including GST ($31 in 2021) you can suspend your full GESA membership and receive access to the following limited benefits:

  • an active membership profile with continued online access to your member login and
  • GESA online communications – such as Snapshots and quarterly Newsletters.

Please note that while your membership is suspended you will not have access to:

  • discounts for AGW and education courses and
  • voting rights.

To suspend your membership please:

  • before you want the suspension period to begin notify us of your suspension request in writing by emailing detailing when you expect your suspension to begin and end then
  • log in to your GESA member account and pay the reduced fee – you will be guided through the necessary steps once you sign in.

Once your suspension period ends you will be sent a membership renewal notice to re-activate your full GESA membership.