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Membership Benefits

Our mission is to be Victoria’s leading source of informed debate, independent analysis and influential ideas on international affairs.

Membership of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Victoria provides the opportunity to explore issues, opportunities and ideas that transcend borders.  Become a part of our community of intellectually curious global citizens seeking to learn more about our world, where it is headed and the innovative approaches that are addressing the challenges that affect us all.

AIIA Victoria is a membership based institute which brings together people and organisations with an interest in international affairs.  We provide our members with an independent forum which allows them to interact in an open and impartial environment with leading business figures, academics, diplomats, the media, non-governmental organisations, policy-makers and researchers.

Your membership makes it possible for the Institute to organise more than fifty public programs every year, with individual members enjoying special reduced registration pricing for all programs.

Membership is open to any Australian resident, businesses, organisations, diplomatic representatives, schools and those studying in Australia.


Individual members represent a diverse and influential network.  Members have the opportunity to participate in open debate about significant developments in international affairs in a personal capacity.

Membership Benefits:

  • Member discount pricing for all Institute programs, in Victoria and other States.
  • The opportunity to meet others interested in international affairs, and to learn from speakers who are distinguished in their field.
  • Newsletters with details of the regular program of speakers.
  • The opportunity to participate in overseas study and leadership tours, including introductions to trade and diplomatic personnel.
  • Receipt of the “Australian Journal of International Affairs” five times a year.
 New – Premium Membership

Premium membership offers all the benefits of individual membership, plus free entry to all regular events.  It does not include free entry to special events such as dinners.  A great value proposition!

AIIA Victoria offers a number of tailored membership packages from 1 July, 2015:

Type Benefits Regular Premium
Standard Participation in all Institute events at reduced rates, regular newsletter, quarterly receipt of the Australian Journal of International Affairs $140 $250
Couple Member benefits for two, no second AJIA or newsletter $200 $340
Concession Standard benefits $90 $150
Concession Couple Standard benefits for two, no second AJIA or newsletter $135 $210
Student Standard benefits at reduced rates $70 $125
Corporate / Institutional Standard benefits for all registered staff $250 $450

All rates are GST inclusive. (ABN 42 727 001 279)


Premium members enjoy free entry to all regular Institute events, but not to dinners or lunches.

Concession membership is valid for retirees, individuals living overseas, and residents living more than 50km from metropolitan Melbourne.

Full-time students must include with their membership application or renewal a photocopy of a valid student card or proof of full-time enrollment and to show the card on request at events.

Memberships are for 12 months, starting from date of joining.

Corporate, Institutional or Educational Membership

Any school, university, not for profit, organisation, business or Government agency, taking up corporate or institutional membership, can nominate any number of staff members to receive individual membership benefits.  Premium corporate membership will confer free entry to regular Institute events on these individuals.  The organisation must nominate a point of contact for coordination and nomination of staff.  Please contact the Institute to arrange.

Correspondence by post incurs a surcharge of $30 (School membership exempt).