When you become a member of IPAA ACT, you’re giving yourself and your team the edge, with access to new networks, invaluable resources, plus practical and inspiring development opportunities.

All IPAA ACT members receive access to a range of benefits, including:

Complimentary or discounted tickets to all of our events and initiatives, the IPAA ACT annual conference and IPAA national conference

Extensive networking opportunities with other professionals

Professional development opportunities including conferences, masterclasses and workshops

Voting rights in IPAA ACT bi-annual elections

Access to our capability programs, the Future Leaders Program and SES Program

Professional recognition as a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia

Access to an extensive suite of digital resources, including webinars, live-streamed events, our Work With Purpose and Integrity in the APS podcast series, the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the annual IPAA Speeches book, and much more

Development opportunities, including opportunities to participate in IPAA ACT committees, communities of practice, and other thought leadership initiatives


Organisational membership

A organisational IPAA ACT membership allows your organisation to build your impact and contribute to an even better public sector. With an organisational membership, your team can connect with leading public service professionals and organisations, share your innovation and grow your brand, access professional development opportunities and resources, and support the continual growth of a professional public sector.

Our current organisational members include all current commonwealth departments, a large number of agencies, the ACT public service, private sector organisations and academia.

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Individual membership

An individual IPAA ACT membership allows you to make your mark in the public sector, giving you instant access to a wide range of relevant resources, practical and inspiring development opportunities, and networking opportunities right across the sector, including with some of the most influential people in the public service and beyond.

If you are a current employee of a commonwealth or ACT government department, or an employee of one of our other organisational members, you are already an IPAA individual member.

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

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Membership fees are based on the financial year period from 1 July to 30 June, and include GST.

Individual membership fees


Organisational membership fees

Large (1001+ staff)$48,950
Medium (201-1000 staff)$19,690
Small (1-200 staff)$4,840
Large (1001+ staff) $14,740
Medium (201-1000 staff)$9,790
Small (1-200 staff)$4,840

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We support you in building connections, give you ideas and tools to help you succeed and give you the edge, and provide access to a platform where you can recognise and celebrate your impact.

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