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;
  • Access to a digital suite of products including our 'Work with Purpose' podcast series, webinars and live-streamed events;
  • Partnership opportunities for specific purpose initiatives and events;
  • 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;
  • Ability to nominate tfor IPAA ACT's Spirit of Service Awards;
  • Online access to IPAA book 'IPAA Speeches';
  • Complimentary online access to the quarterly publication the 'Australian Journal of Public Administration' (pre 2020 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, masterclasses and workshops; and
  • Development opportunities through involvement in IPAA committees, communities of practice, and other thought leadership initiatives.

Corporate Membership Fees

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 2023-24 rates are as follows: 

Membership Level Annual Fee (ex GST) Annual Fee (inc GST)
1-200 staff members
$4,270 $4,697
201-1000 staff members
$17,200 $18,920
1001 or more staff members
$42,800 $44,000
Federal Government Portfolio Department $44,940 $49,434
1-200 staff members
$4,270 $4,697
201-1000 staff members
$8,560 $14,124
1001 or more staff members
$12,840 $13,200

Not-for-profit rates are also available to eligible organisations. Contact the IPAA team for more information and to join.


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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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