About AIPS

The Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) is an independent and non-partisan not-for-profit organisation first founded in 1932. We have grown with Australia’s public policy history and work to:

  • Increase public engagement in science
  • Promote excellence in research, innovation and the promotion and communication of science
  • Inform and influence policy and policy-making
  • Invest in a scientifically inspired, literate and skilled Australia that contributes to local and global social challenges

AIPS achieves its objectives through an extensive network of partners spanning university, government, industry and community sectors.

Get Involved

AIPS offers numerous ways of getting involved, whether as an individual volunteer or a corporate supporter for a state-wide or local initiative, or as a commentator or contributor on our website. AIPS is committed towards mutually satisfying partnerships, and offers many potential benefits to supporters.  ...Read More


The Australian Institute of Policy and Science is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our ABN is: 71 000 025 507. The Institute has full paying individual Members who have rights to vote at Annual General Meetings, and also non-paying, and non-voting Associate Members. The Institute is governed by a voluntary Board... ...Read More

Our People

The Institute relies on its people to promote and implement its work. They include our voluntary board of directors, patron, ambassadors, Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners and our staff and volunteer team who all contribute valuable time and expertise in support of the Institute's work. Our people can be contacted via... ...Read More


The Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS) is an independent and not-for profit organisation. Established in 1932, the Institute has undertaken diverse activities to achieve its aims over its long history. For decades, the AIPS was a premier forum for engaged Australians to debate, explore and become more informed on... ...Read More


National Office E: info@aips.net.au T: +61 (02) 9351 0023 F: +61 (02) 9351 0197 Accounts (National) E: accounts@aips.net.au T: +61 (02) 9351 0022 F: +61 (02) 9351 0197 ABN 71 000 025 507 General Manager Stephen Burke E: director@aips.net.au T: +61 (02) 9351 0023 F: +61 (02) 9351 0197 AQ – Editor - Grant Mills AQ Subscriptions... ...Read More

Privacy Policy

At the Australian Institute for Policy & Science (AIPS), a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. It is a requirement of the Privacy Amendment Act (Private Sector) Act 2000 that you be informed about the type of information we hold about... ...Read More