Have the big picture discussions with your networks, across departments and sectors Australia-wide

  • IPAA SA Event Program – your professional association holds over 50 events, forums and workshops per year where you can meet with other professionals, share experiences and build your networks. These events are free for members or offered at a heavily reduced member rate. Our members find out about events first and receive preferential access and seating.
  • National Community – your membership is nationwide. Attend IPAA events interstate and the National Conference at discounted rates and be part of nation-wide debate on policy issues and network with influential professionals.


Make a difference and share your opinions on the issues that matter to you.

  • Surveys – take part in short surveys and discussions to help inform IPAA SA activities.
  • Current Issues – you can share your experience and views on current topical issues affecting the public sector through various online channels.
  • IPAA Governance – your IPAA membership means that you can vote at your professional association’s AGM and elect Council members, you will also have the opportunity to elect to join IPAA Councils and Subcommittees and have your say about IPAA’s annual agenda of events and training.


Share your advanced knowledge with those beginning their career

  • Contribute – provide content by writing articles for your professional association’s publications, blog or media channels on public sector topics that you are passionate about. Speak at an IPAA event and share your experiences with other IPAA members.
  • Membership Certificate for your CV – show your potential employers that you believe in making a difference in an ethical, innovative, dedicated public sector.
  • Brand yourself – show your contacts that you stand for excellence in the public sector by using the members email signature badge, and the Postnominals MIPAA.



Stay up to date with the latest findings in the sector


  • AJPA – stay up to date with the latest research with unlimited online access to the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
  • Online Resources – access distilled relevant, innovative information from key thinking, papers and research.

About Membership

You training voucher can be used at any time for the full 12 months of your membership unless otherwise stated.

Personal Members of IPAA SA hold individual membership with IPAA SA and are bound by the Institute’s Constitution.

Personal Members of the Institute are champions, ambassadors and leaders in the public sector at all levels. Membership demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public sector and demonstrates a commitment to your professional association.

Personal Membership offers exclusive development and networking opportunities not available to other membership categories.

Personal Membership is not linked to an organisation and therefore remains from job to job and even state to state, as Personal Membership is transferrable between interstate IPAA divisions.

IPAA SA has seven different Personal Membership options offering specific and unique benefits based on professional status and career goals.

  • Graduate & Student
  • Young IPAA (YIPAA)
  • Emerging Leader
  • Manager / Next-Exec
  • Executive
  • Professional
  • Affiliate

Personal Membership recognition awards include

  • Life Member
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australian (FIPAA)

Non-Personal Membership Types include

  • Individuals under only Corporate Membership
  • Individuals under only Stave Government Membership

Application for Personal Membership

Personal Membership is open to any individual who is:

  • Older than 18 years of age at the time application
  • Applies to a specific category of Membership applicable to them
  • Agrees to the terms and conditions of Membership and agrees to be bound by the Constitution of IPAA SA
  • Meets the criteria prescribed by the IPAA SA Divisional Council

The IPAA SA Divisional Council may reject any application for Membership at its discretion.

Yes, you are able to access members rates for training and events from any IPAA. Some IPAA’s will have a varied offering so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like specific information before you visit another division.

Your membership is valid for 12 months after you receive your Welcome Pack (unless you have chosen a 2 year or more membership period).