Individual Membership

Membership with IPAA ACT demonstrates a personal commitment to public administration, providing opportunities for development, networking and engagement right across the sector.

Collectively our membership base represents over 150,000 professionals in public administration, bringing together Federal Government, ACT Government, private sector and academia. Connecting with IPAA ACT means connecting with some of the most influential people in the public sector.

Membership is offered at three levels; Individual Membership, Associate Membership*, and Corporate Membership.

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To become part of the IPAA ACT community, click here to join now.

Please note that all APS Departments, the ACT Government, and a number of agencies are current members of IPAA ACT. A complete list of Corporate Members is available here

Individual Membership Benefits

As an Individual or Associate Member, you will receive instant access to member benefits which includes:

  • Complimentary or discounted participation at IPAA ACT events and initiatives; 
  • Access to a digital suite of products including our 'Work with Purpose' podcast series, webinars and live-streamed events;
  • Discounted access to the annual IPAA ACT Conference and IPAA National Conference;
  • Online access to the annual IPAA book 'IPAA Speeches';
  • Online access to the quarterly publication the 'Australian Journal of Public Administration'
  • Professional development opportunities to update or acquire knowledge of public administration through conferences, masterclasses and workshops;
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals who have common interests;
  • Development opportunities through being involved in IPAA committees, communities of practice, and other thought leadership initiatives;
  • Professional recognition as a Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia; and
  • Voting rights in IPAA ACT bi-annual elections. 
View our Individual Membership Kit here.

Individual Membership Fees

Membership fees are levied from 1 July each year. The table below outlines the current fees for individual members, which came into effect from 1 July 2016. If you join part-way through the year, IPAA ACT offer a pro-rata membership rate through to 30 June. As with all professional associations, your IPAA membership is fully tax deductible. For more information on our fee structure, please contact the Membership Manager

Membership Type

2023-24 Individual Membership Fee
Jun 2023 to 1 June 2024 

Individual Member $220 (inc GST)
Associate Member  $110* (inc GST)

*Associate Membership includes full-time students, part-time employees and retirees earning less than $70,000 per annum.


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In-kind partner

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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