Membership with IPAA SA

IPAA SA is the professional association for SA public sector employees and works to enhance the standing and reputation of the public sector, by providing an unbiased environment for people to interact, collaborate and share knowledge regarding the latest thinking and most current research. It supports its mission by delivering a range of professional development programs that cater specifically to the sector and its highest needs, along with delivering seminars and forums of special relevance to the sector. There are three ways to join the Institute:

Professional Membership is taken up by members of the public sector with a personal commitment to their professional association and seeking high level networking, as well as professionals seeking career development. More Info Here.

Corporate Membership & Local Government Membership is taken up by government departments, agencies and statutory bodies at local, state and Commonwealth level, as well as organisations that work with government. Corporate benefits are provided to all staff. More Info Here.

State Government Membership means that almost 80,000 State Government public sector employees are members of IPAA SA due to an agreement between the Senior Management Council (SMC) and IPAA SA. More Info Here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on or 8212 7555 if you require any further information.






Corporate Members

Locher & Associates

Local Government Members


State Government Members

Attorney-General's Department
Auditor-General's Department
Department for Correctional Services
Country Fire Service
Courts Administration Authority
Defence SA
Department for Child Protection
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
Department for Education and Child Development
Department for Health and Ageing
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
Department of State Development
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Department of Treasury and Finance
Electoral Commission of South Australia
Environment Protection Authority
Legal Services Commission
Parliament of South Australia
South Australia Police
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
State Emergency Service


I have enjoyed the range of fantastic IPAA services for its Professional Members for over 10 years: from VIP access to the range of events with senior public sector executives to the regular Public Administration Australia Journal to the public sector specific training courses. At $189, I have received absolute value for money for my membership in this highly regarded association for Public Sector leaders and officers across Australia. Here in Adelaide, the customer focused team are always happy to answer queries and provide me with good advice at short notice!
Charles Moore
Director, Resources and Strategy
Olympic Dam Task Force, Resources and Energy Group
Department of State Development

Being a Professional Member of IPAA has entitled me to a wide range of benefits including complimentary registration and preferential VIP seating at IPAA events and forums, 25% fee reduction on all courses listed within the annual Professional Development Schedule, invitations to exclusive networking events during the year, membership certificate for my CV as well as use of the post-nominals MIPAA.  If you are committed to professional development and looking for opportunities to interact, collaborate and share knowledge regarding the latest thinking and most current research, I highly recommend becoming a Professional Member of IPAA.
Katherine Winton
Team Leader
South Australia Police