IPAA NSW is a not-for-profit professional association run for and by our members. This means we always strive to offer value to those who join us.

Members receive a discount of up to 25% on all our events and we also offer a number of special events that are free for our members.

Membership is a tax deduction if you work in the public sector and the value of our free events alone is more than double the membership fee.

Our free member events include:

Stewards On The Couch

Frank perspectives and career advice from New South Wales most senior public sector leaders.  Learn more about Stewards on the Couch. 

Picnic in the Park 

Bring a guest and build your networks across the sector. This event is held in February annually. 

International Women’s Day

Recognising the extraordinary contribution that women make to public sector in New South Wales in an evening of networking, conversation and inspirational speakers.  

Spann Oration

The most prestigious IPAA forum for the year where a prominent leader contemplates an aspect of the public sector. Learn more about the Spann Oration.  


2017 On The Couch with Deidre Mulkerin

Attendees enjoying the 2018 Picnic in the Park at the Botanical Gardens