a Member


Becoming an IPAA member is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to the profession of public administration.

Individual memberships are offered by all IPAA Divisions, with most also offering organisational or corporate memberships.

In return IPAA:

  • provides members with exclusive development and networking opportunities with public sector professionals, leading academics and others who share an interest in public administration
  • gives members full online access to IPAA’s journal — the Australian Journal of Public Administration
  • offers members discounted ticket prices to the annual IPAA National Conference and Garran Oration.

Additional member benefits are provided by each IPAA Division as outlined below.

membership benefits


Members of IPAA Queensland are connected to information, people and opportunities across all levels of government in Queensland. They also get opportunities to broaden professional connections through IPAA’s relationships with leading academics, industry leaders, and the leaders of community organisations.

Members receive reduced ticket prices and complimentary tickets to selected forums and thought leadership events, as well as priority invitations to members-only events.

IPAA Queensland offers two types of individual membership as well as organisational membership.

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Members of IPAA New South Wales get to connect with some of NSW’s most influential senior public sector leaders at a range of networking events, have the opportunity to participate in professional development tailored to the changing needs of the NSW public sector, and gain access to thought leadership content which focuses on public sector best practice.

IPAA New South Wales offers two types of individual membership: professional and affiliate.

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Members of IPAA ACT gain access to a platform for development, discussion and engagement across the public sector.

Members receive complimentary or discounted tickets to its events and discounted tickets to its annual conference.

IPAA ACT offers two types of personal membership: Individual and Associate.

Corporate membership is also offered, providing access to IPAA ACT’s highly-regarded Future Leaders Program.

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Members of IPAA Victoria have access to a wealth of accessible, online career development options, connections to peers and senior leaders across Victoria and to access to its suite of tailored resources.

Members receive exclusive priority access and pricing for selected events and professional development.

IPAA Victoria offer five types of individual membership.

Four tiers of organisational membership are offered with a dedicated membership account manager and a tailored membership package.

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Members of IPAA Tasmania are connected to information and opportunities flowing through all three levels of government in Tasmania.

IPAA Tasmania offers four types of individual membership and three corporate membership tiers.

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Members of IPAA South Australia gain access to events and forums on cutting-edge topics involving key public and private sector speakers, as well as professional development workshops and training opportunities.

IPAA South Australia offers seven types of individual membership as well as tiered corporate membership packages.

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Members of IPAA Western Australia get to participate in high-level networking and receive a host of quality products and services to enhance their career.

IPAA Western Australia offers two types of individual membership and five tiers of corporate membership. Corporate partner memberships are also offered.

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Members of IPAA Northern Territory gain access to exclusive events, networking opportunities and invaluable learning resources designed to develop their skills and enhance career in public administration.

IPAA Northern Territory offers individual membership and organisational partnerships.

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