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Membership of IPEd is available in a number of categories.

Membership fees

Membership of IPEd is available in several categories.

The categories of IPEd membership and fees are listed below.

Honorary Life Member Nil
Professional Member $247
Associate Member $182
Student Member $90
Joining fee (new members and rejoining lapsed members) $32
Concessional subscriptions (available for any of the above categories):
Retired or temporary leave (>6months) $89
Concession-card holders: $68
Hardship consideration (for existing members only) $68
Corporate Members
2–3 editorial staff $504
4–6 editorial staff $1009
7–10 editorial staff* $1703
Editors Directory subscription (optional for Professional and Honorary Life Members only)            $63

* For more than 10 staff, add additional subscriptions as appropriate.

To determine which category is the most appropriate for you and the documentation you will need to apply for membership, please read the Categories page.

Terms of membership

The term of membership is 12 months from the date of joining or renewal.

For new members of categories that require the supply of documentation for the approval process, the ‘subscribed until’ date of their initial term is the anniversary of the date on which their membership is approved.

If a member resigns membership during their membership term, there is no refund; membership benefits continue until the last day of the membership term. Memberships may not be transferred.

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Lapsing of membership

Membership renewal is due on the anniversary of joining. A member is considered unfinancial if membership has not been renewed 30 days from that date.

Membership will lapse if the payment of the subscription is overdue by 90 days. At the end of that period, the member is deemed to have resigned, and the membership will be recorded as inactive.

If a lapsed member has an entry in the Editors Directory, that entry will also be made inactive, regardless of the date of payment for the entry.

If a lapsed member of any paid category pays the subscription due before it becomes 12 months overdue, the membership may be reinstated. However, the term of the reinstated membership will remain unchanged; that is, the ‘subscribed until’ date will be that of the overdue subscription.

If a member wishes to rejoin 12 months or more after the end date of their last active membership subscription, they will be required to apply for membership as if they were joining for the first time, including payment of the joining fee.

Branch membership

Membership of any one branch will confer reciprocal rights from any other branch, or sub-branch, including member discounts for professional development and access to the IPEd member portal, which contains member-only information such as discounts.

Members must nominate a home branch. Those with multiple memberships must nominate a single branch as their home branch.