Individual Membership

NEW! Individual membership is now a 12 month rolling membership, so you may join at any time and receive a full 12 months from the date of payment.

Individuals who become Members of the Institute are champions, ambassadors and leaders in the public sector. Being a member demonstrates a commitment to your career in the public sector and demonstrates your commitment to your professional association.

If you are new to the sector then start increasing your network and personal and professional development by joining as a Young Professional Member (35 years and under).

Members have the right to use the post nominal MIPAA (Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia), are invited to member only events, stand and vote in our elections, and more generally, become involved in the work and governance of your professional association.

IPAA WA have two categories of Individual Membership:

Personal Membership

Personal Members are fully engaged with the Institute and value networking and keeping in touch with the public sector. Being a Personal member demonstrates your commitment to your career in the public sector and the work of your professional association. Members remain up to date with the sector by attending member only events, receive up to date and engaging publications and online career enhancing tools. See a full list of benefits below.

Members can be nominated as an IPAA National Fellow or a WA Fellow. They are distinguished members who have been honoured by the Institute for their major contribution to the public sector and are generally selected from longstanding personal members.

Young Professional Member - Complimentary

Corporate Members are invited to nominate employees under the age of 35 for a complimentary Young Professional Membership. These members are considered a full IPAA WA Personal Member, however some benefits may be excluded. See below for a full list of member benefits.

NEW! Associate Membership

Associate members are friends of the Institute and keep up to date with their professional development through the Institute's learning and development program.

Membership fees are 100% tax deductible.*
*Please confirm your personal situation with a tax professional.

Membership Benefits


Personal Member 

Associate Member

Professional Development

Demonstrate your professionalism by using the post nominal MIPAA after your name Yes Yes

Stay connected and track your own professional development through the members only online resource centre iConnect & access career enhancing tools/articles/ member news/ Today Magazine & AJPA Journals online

Yes No

Be involved and nominate or vote for Institute Council Members

Yes No

Invitation to nominate for IPAA WA's Achievement Awards

 Yes  Yes


Priority invitation to member only events  Yes  No
Join special interest groups; Young Professional Advisory Committee (for members aged 35 and under)  Yes Yes


Up to 50% off all Institute events and conferences  Yes Yes
Up to 25% off all Institute training courses  Yes Yes

NEW! One Free Hour with an experienced coach OR Access discounted coaching services and choose from twelve coaches (valued up to $600)

 Yes No
 NEW! $75 PD Voucher*  Yes No
 NEW! $25 PD Voucher*  No Yes
 Referral Reward - $25 CREDIT*  Yes Yes


Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA) Peer review journal- Posted quarterly to members*  Yes No
 Public Administration Today (PAT) national members only magazine- Posted quarterly to members*  Yes No
Free 6 month subscription to  Business News  Yes Yes

NEW! The Mandarin - an electronic newsletter developed by IPAA National & Wiley Publishing

 Yes  No
 **Total Value of Membership  $1,645  $835

*Young Professional Complimentary members are excluded from these benefits and can only choose one subscription of AJPA or Today magazine.
**Value based on the savings received if attending two (2) courses or events.


Personal  Membership 


Associate Membership


Young Professional
(35 and under)


Associate Young Professional
(35 and under)


Regional / Retired


 Full time Student






Membership is an important investment in your future – and your outlay is fully tax deductible. Membership runs for a full 12 months from the date of payment.
Some of the most active, interested and influential people in the Australian public sector are Institute members. It is time you joined them.

Join online or download the membership form and fax to 08 9221 3733. For more information on your membership, email