Corporate Membership

IPAA ACT Corporate Membership demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to excellence in public administration, while providing access to a platform for development, discussion and engagement across the public sector.

Collectively our membership base represents over 150,000 professionals in public administration, with our corporate members including all current Commonwealth Departments, a large number of agencies, the ACT Public Service, private sector organisations and academia. 

Corporate membership provides real value to an organisation, through us working with you directly to help you achieve your organisation’s goals and objectives from the membership. This may include providing a platform for speakers and topics from your organisation, connecting you with other organisations, providing development opportunities designed to enhance and build the capability of your staff, and supporting the continual growth of a professional public service.

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Become part of the IPAA ACT community. Contact IPAA ACT for more information.

Corporate Membership Benefits

As a corporate member, all ACT-based staff within your organisation receive instant access to corporate member discounts and priority booking to events. Corporate Member benefits include:

  • Complimentary or discounted participation in IPAA ACT events and initiatives;
  • Partnership opportunities for specific purpose initiatives and events;
  • Access to the IPAA ACT Mentoring Program (only open to members);
  • Access to the IPAA ACT Future Leaders Program (only open to members);
  • Discounted access to the annual IPAA ACT Conference and the IPAA National Conference;
  • Complimentary or discounted entry to IPAA ACT's Award programs;
  • Complimentary hard-copies of the annual IPAA book 'IPAA Speeches';
  • Online access to the quarterly publication the 'Australian Journal of Public Administration' (hard-copies provided upon request);
  • Networking opportunities with people who have common professional interests;
  • Professional development opportunities to update or acquire knowledge on public administration through conferences, seminars and workshops; and
  • Development opportunities through being involved in IPAA committees, communities of practice, and other thought leadership initiatives.

Corporate Membership Fees

Following a review of IPAA’s corporate membership, IPAA increased its membership fees in July 2016 to move towards a more streamlined three-tierd corporate membership fee structure. The table below outlines the current fees for corporate members, effective from 1 July 2016.

Corporate Membership is based on a financial year period from 1 July to 30 June. Membership fees are scaled, based on the number of staff in an organisation situated in the ACT. IPAA ACT determines corporate membership for Commonwealth departments and agencies based on Governance structures provided by the Department of Finance. More information on how IPAA ACT determines membership structures can be found here

The rates are as follows: 

Membership Level Annual Fee (ex GST) Annual Fee (inc GST)
1-200 staff members
$2,500 $2,750
201-1000 staff members
$10,000 $11,000
1001 or more staff members
$25,000 $27,500
Federal Government Portfolio Department $25,000 $27,500