The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) is a member-based incorporated association. We rely on membership to both provide us with revenue that in turns funds our activities, and to make us as representative as possible of our industry. The more members we have, the better job we can do for our members. You don’t have to be working in the web industry to become a member of AWIA. You just need to have an interest in it. Join now using the form below!

Benefits of Membership

Networking

  • Port80 meetups and events, where your peers gather to make connections, find collaborators and discuss work

Credibility

  • Use of the official AWIA logo demonstrates membership of our professional association
  • Listing in the AWIA Industry Directory (business members only)
  • Commitment to Widelines distinguishes your ethical approach from competitors

Information

  • News articles relevant to Australian web professionals
  • Listings of events of professional interest
  • Monthly newsletter emailed to your inbox

Professional Development

  • Listen to – and question – experts on industry topics at Port80 events
  • Details of conferences, resources, courses and training opportunities

Discounts

  • Access to industry-leading insurance package specifically tailored to the web industry
  • Discounted entry fees to the Australian Web Awards
  • Discounted registration fees to selected industry partner events

Voting

  • Voting entitlements at Annual and Special General Meetings
  • Opportunity to join the AWIA Committee

Membership Types & Cost

Business

AWIA Business Membership is open to companies, businesses and freelancers who make their primary income from the web. The category (and cost) of Business membership depends on the number of employees covered.

Less than three employees

For sole traders or businesses with less than three full-time employees (or equivalent in contractor payments) the cost of membership is $150 a year.

Three to ten employees

For businesses or institutions with more than two full-time employees (or equivalent in contractor payments) but less than eleven full-time employees (or equivalent) the cost of membership is $600 per year.

Eleven to 100 employees

For businesses or institutions with more than ten full-time employees (or equivalent in contractor payments) but less than 101 FT employees/members/FT students the cost of membership is $900 per year.

More than 100 employees

For businesses or institutions with more than 100 full-time employees (or equivalent in contractor payments) the cost of membership is $2,500 per year. For the purpose of calculating membership fees, part-time staff can be aggregated to full-time equivalents:
  • An employee who works 35 hours a week or more is a full-time employee
  • An employee who works 15 hours to 38 hours a week is a part-time employee
    • Three 15-21 hour a week part-timers – one full-timer
    • Two 22-38 hour a week part-timers – one full-timer
Join now using the form below!  

Individual

AWIA Individual Membership is open to:
  • Employees of web businesses
  • People with an interest in the web who wish to support AWIA
The cost of Individual membership is $50 a year. Join now using the form below!  

Student

AWIA Student Membership is open to full-time students studying multimedia, web or IT. The cost of Student membership is $20 a year. Join now using the form below!  

Bottom Line

AWIA is a not-for-profit organisation relying on raising income through memberships and quality events to enhance the interests of our industry – and can’t exist without the support of its members. Help us continue to do this by becoming a member, or if you are already a member help us encourage others with a keen interest in the web industry to join.  

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Please fill in your contact details and membership preference and our treasurer will forward a tax invoice, which can be paid by credit card or direct deposit. In the case of renewing memberships, the expiry date will be extended by one year upon receipt of payment.

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