Welcome to IPAA ACT

Welcome to the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT Limited.

Who are we?

IPAA is the professional body focused on the promotion of excellence and professionalism in public administration. We are a non-profit and non-partisan organisation that works in partnership with the public sector, the private sector, academia and other institutions, to provide a platform for debate and discussion about improving and striving for excellence in public administration in Australia.

IPAA ACT is a company limited by guarantee governed by a constitution. You can also read our Strategic Plan 2019-22 which outlines our current priorities.

Who are our members?

Our members include all current Commonwealth Departments, the ACT Public Service, a range of other corporate members and individual members. Collectively, our membership base represents over 150,000 professionals in public administration. You can view our current members here.

Our Leadership team

IPAA ACT is governed by a Board and Council consisting of senior leaders from across our membership, led by Katherine Jones PSM, Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department. Click here to meet our current Board and Council and click here to meet the IPAA team including Caroline Walsh, CEO of IPAA ACT.

Our History

IPAA is a federated body with divisions in most states and territories, you can access links to our other divisions here. The ACT Division was established in 1953 and has operated for over 60 years in the Canberra market, operating under several names including the former Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration.

Images below - a copy of an IPAA Journal from 1946 and the former Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration from 1987.



Tier 1 corporate partners


Tier 2 corporate partners

Digital content partner

In-kind partners

IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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