The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) is the professional association for people interested in strategic issues, policy, reform and innovation in public sector management. It is the only professional association in Australia that provides a focal point for all three sectors of government – Commonwealth, State and Local.

The first division of IPAA was established in 1928 as a branch of the British Royal Institute of Public Administration. IPAA National was established in 1979, formalising the cooperation that had existed amongst the different divisions into the new national body.

As a not-for-profit membership association, IPAA has a diverse membership comprising public servants from all tiers of government, business executives, consultants and academics. Anyone with an interest in public administration is able to join as a member.

The organisation is made up of a National Council, plus a number of Divisions representing each State or Territory headed by Divisional Councils. Each division is separately incorporated, is a separate self-funding business and has its own membership structure. 
For more information, please visit the IPAA National website.

Become a Member of IPAA NSW

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.

IPAA NSW Membership is an important investment in your future – and your outlay is fully tax deductible.

Join online now. For further information, email info@nsw.ipaa.org.au.

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