Founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932, the RACI ( Royal Australian Chemical Institute ) is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

    The RACI has 5,000 members with an extensive nationwide network. It has a presence in every State and Territory and members working across all Australian industrial sectors, in food and agriculture, climate and environment, energy and resources, health and biotechnology, education and the public service. It represents and caters for the professional needs of the full range of chemists and those with an interest in chemistry, providing targeted activities and services that encompass the profession of Chemistry in Australia.


    ANCQ Past Papers now available


    Start practising for ANCQ 2020!!

    Next year, the ANCQ is being held on Thursday 30 July.
    Schools and individuals can purchase a range of Past Papers, as well as other educational materials, from our Shop. 

    Stories from the Periodic Table


    Do you have a story connected to a particular element?

    Whether it's from your work, studies or just everyday life, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) wants to hear of your personal connection to this element. Is there an element you love above all others, or one that you hate? Do you have a medical story associated with an element? Can you connect an important event in your life to an element?

    Whatever your occupation and whatever your story, we want to hear it!

    Chemical Resource Centre


    The RACI has produced a free resource database for teachers to use as a teaching aid.

    It has been divided into 4 units, and includes latest news, research articles and demonstrations that both students and teachers alike will find valuable for their chemistry knowledge and understanding.

    Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals: Structure, Properties and Reactions

    Unit 2: Molecular Interactions and Reactions

    Unit 3: Equilibrium, Acids and Redox Reactions

    Unit 4: Structure, Synthesis and Design

    Chemistry in Australia


    Chemistry in Australia magazine provides the latest information for and about science professionals. 

    Access features, news and views from our latest issue and our Chemistry archives.

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