Their are many different professional associations to be part of, the main ones that I recommend is your states Science Teachers Association. For me, it is the Science Teachers Association of New South Wales (STANSW) and as a member of your states STA you also receive membership to the Australian Science Teachers Association.
sCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NSW
The Mission of Science Teachers’ Association of NSW is to advance the profession in NSW through the provision of quality professional development, information and advocacy for the teaching and learning of science.
aUSTRALIAN sCIENCE tEACHERS aSSOCIATION
The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), a federation of eight state and territory Science Teacher Associations (STAs), strives to be a national representative body of high distinction, considered among Australia's premier professional teacher associations.
We would like to invite you to participate in CONASTA 67, the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2018 CONASTA will be hosted by the Science Teachers Association of New South Wales (STANSW) and held at the University of Sydney from 8-11 July.