About Us

The Western Australia Institute of Public Administration Australia established in 1945, is a not-for-profit professional association which enables those with an interest in public administration and public sector reform to exchange ideas on trends, practices and innovations. Our purpose is to advance excellence in the public sector.

Click here to download the Strategic Plan 2012 - 2014

At the Institute we believe that members of the public service make a difference, which is why we are committed to helping you succeed.

We foster positivity and creativity by offering opportunities for sharing and learning through our wide range of events, training courses and networking opportunities.

We are not a union, so we don’t comment on public sector industrial relations issues or other political situations. Rather, we strive to make the general public and wider community aware of current and potential future issues to promote ethical governance and overall excellence in the sector.

As a strong membership organisation, we welcome new members from both the public and private sectors who are passionate about the professionalism and future of WA.

Click here to find out more about membership benefits.

History of IPAA WA

Years Full Title Acronym
1945 - 1953 The (British) Institute of Public Administration WA Regional Group IPA (WA)
1954 - 1979 Royal Institute of Public Administration WA Regional Group RIPA (WA)
1980 - Nov 1982 Australian Institute of Public Administration WA Regional Group AIPA (WA)
Dec 1982 - Nov 1991 Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration WA Regional Group RAIPA (WA)
Dec 1991 - Feb 1996 Royal Institute of Public Administration Australia WA Division RIPAA (WA)
Mar 1996 - Current  Institute of Public Administration Australia WA Division IPAA (WA)