Individual Membership

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 and aged 35 and under - then start increasing your network and personal and professional development by joining as a Young Professional Member (YP).

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.

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    
NEW! One-on-one mentoring program
(run once per year, limited places available)
Yes No
Demonstrate your professionalism by using the post nominal MIPAA after your name Yes Yes
Be involved and nominate or vote for Institute Council Members Yes No
Group Member Mentoring (small groups of up to 8 members) Yes No
Invitation to nominate for IPAA WA's Achievement Awards Yes Yes
Priority invitation to member only events Yes No
Priority invitation to free member only events Yes No
Nominate to join the Young Professional Committee (YPC) (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
Access to discounted coaching services Yes No
$75 PD Voucher* Yes No
$25 PD Voucher* No Yes
Referral Reward - $25 CREDIT* Yes Yes
NEW! Free Cancellation for Events (with 24 hours notice)* Yes No
NEW! Receive a further 15% off when booking 3 or more Public Service Training courses at the same time  Yes Yes

Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA) Peer review journal - quarterly publication available to members online



One-off 3 month subscription to Business News***



**Total Value of Membership $1,645 $835

*Young Professional Complimentary members are excluded from these benefits.
**Value based on the savings received if attending two (2) courses or events.
***Valid where there are no other existing paid subscribers within the same organisaion.


Personal Membership $150 Associate Membership $60
Young Professional (YP)
(35 and under)
$130 Associate Young Professional (YP)
(35 and under)
Young Professional(YP) Regional
(35 and under)
$110 Full time Student $60
Regional / Retired $110    


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.
*Please confirm your personal situation with a tax professional.

Join online or download the membership form and email it to