Eligibility for membership

As an industry association, membership of Consult Australia is corporate and as such the advantages of membership are available to all staff in your organisation.

There are three types of membership available:
  1. Full Membership is available to firms that provide consulting services in the built and/or natural environment and which are primarily run by professionals (i.e. those who are members or eligible to be members of a professional institute with a code of ethics). Examples of eligible firms include engineers, architects, planners, quantity surveyors, environmental scientists and project managers. Find out more.

  2. Associate Membership is open to any firm or business that is engaged in work with the built and/or natural environment but DOES NOT provide consulting services. Examples of business types that would be eligible for Associate Membership include contractors, suppliers, recruitment firms, non-professional businesses, banks, universities, management consultants, research consultants, lawyers and IT consultants. Find out more.

  3. Affiliate Membership is open to Government Agencies and Authorities. Find out more.

Terms and conditions of membership

Once accepted as a member you will be required to comply with Consult Australia’s Code of Ethics and Constitution as well as the Consult Australia Membership Terms and Conditions.

Membership of Consult Australia is Annual (1 July – 30 June) and can be paid in either a single payment (at 1 July) or in quarterly instalments (1 July, 1 October, 1 January and 1 March). Quarterly instalments incur a 5% Administration fee as do payments made after 1 September.

New members will be charged a membership fee based on pro-rating of the Annual subscription through to the end of the current financial year in their first year of membership and will then move to renew in the above cycle.

Membership Renewal invoices will be issued in May/June each year with an opportunity offered to members each April/May to update their details prior to invoices being produced. Details may also be updated at any time throughout the year.

Resignations must be in writing and received 30 days prior to the end of the current membership period however resignations received within 30 days of receipt of the Renewal Invoice will also be accepted.  Resignations received outside of this time will be applied to the next annual membership period (i.e. membership will not be pro-rated or refunded). Non payment of membership invoices does not constitute resignation.