Membership

Membership of IPAA NSW is essential for those who work in or with the public sector. By becoming a member of IPAA NSW, you will join a community of like-minded professionals with a shared interest in the public sector and a desire to improve the lives of citizens.

IPAA NSW membership offers many benefits that you would expect from an association dedicated to excellence and professionalism in public administration. Benefits include connecting with some of NSW’s most influential senior public sector leaders at a range of networking events, professional development opportunities tailored to the changing needs of the NSW public sector and access to thought leadership content which focuses on public sector best practice. We offer two types of membership, a Professional Membership and an Affiliate Membership.

Professional Membership ($250 per annum)
Full membership of IPAA NSW, also known as a Professional Membership costs $250 per annum. There are reduced rates available depending on your salary range and this cost is fully tax deductible.

Affiliate Membership (FREE)
This is a reduced level of membership available only to employees of NSW government departments. This is a great way to stay connected with no financial outlay.

  • Professional membership
  • Available to anyone who works in or with the public sector. As a Professional member, you will receive the following:
  • Our weekly electronic news service, Ignite, with full access to articles and insights on public sector best practice
  • Professional member rates (heavily discounted from the non-member rate) on professional development learning courses
  • Invitations (with heavily discounted rates) to around 40 networking events each year, featuring many influential senior public sector leaders
  • The opportunity to attend our Annual Spann Oration, Stewards of the Sector series of events and Picnic in the Park free of charge
  • The opportunity for pre-sale on our most popular events
  • Attendee lists sent to your inbox for the events you are registered for
  • An online subscription to the Australian Journal of Public Administration (valued at $80)
  • Free access to the Delivering Public Services in a Pandemic series which is only available to members
  • Free access to the Public Sector Fundamentals Program (valued at $800)
  • Voting rights for our elected Council which is voted upon annually in the lead up to the Annual General Meeting
  • The opportunity to join special networking groups including the Women's Leadership Network, the Young Professionals Network and NSW Public Sector Communities of Practice
  • A MIPAA post nominal to distinguish yourself as a Professional member
  • Access to private work space at the IPAA NSW office located in the Sydney CBD
  • $250 per annum

    (reduced rate on application only)

  • Affiliate membership
  • Only available to NSW public sector employees. As an Affiliate member, you will receive the following:
  • Our weekly electronic news service, Ignite, with access to articles and insights on public sector best practice
  • Affiliate member rates (discounted from the non-member rate) on some of our professional development learning courses
  • Invitations (with discounted rates) to around 40 networking events held throughout the year and featuring many influential senior public sector leaders
  • Free access to the Delivering Public Services in a Pandemic series which is only available to members
  • Free access to the Public Sector Fundamentals Program (valued at $800)
  • FREE