The home for association professionals

We’re Association Executives' professional body. Every day, we support our 1,200 members to be the best Association Executives they can be.

A place where you belong, connect with others, advance your career and be inspired

If you are passionate about your career in the association sector, AuSAE provides a full suite of educational and networking opportunities that focus on the evolving trends and challenges facing the industry; connect with like-minded leaders and invest in your career in associations. AuSAE welcomes all association professionals, from presidents and CEOs, specialist managers to entry-level coordinators, and everyone in between.

Joining AuSAE will be one of the most important decisions of your career.

AuSAE membership provides you with access to a broad collection of tools, content, and other practical resources, professional development opportunities in many topics and formats, and a smart and vibrant community of peers — all to help you do your job better.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve got years of experience, an AuSAE membership will give you the connections, resources and you need to succeed.

Membership categories
Association Executive (Individual) $239.00

Young Association Professional $146.00 

Association (Organisational) $956.00 (up to 5 members)
renewal date 1 January 2020 and Including GST 


Benefits of Membership


Expand your network by attending a variety of local events including Networking events, CEO Lunches, Sector Round-table gatherings. Connect with other members at National Conferences and Social gatherings.


You will have access to valuable information and insights through AuSAE Resources on 

  • Membership 
  • Governance
  • Compliance documents
  • Thought leadership
  • IT and social media
  • Business events
Our monthly Insider e-publication.
Full access to members-only content on the AuSAE models and samples , with documents you can adopt and adapt. 


From basic "101" skills and knowledge to CEO-level training, you will have discounted access to a range of quality educational opportunities on key trends and issues facing associations. Including Association Educational Programs, Future Leaders Conference & Assocation101.


Take advantage of the AuSAE Mentoring and Leadership Program, share your experiences through speaking engagements, write articles, volunteer for governance or leadership roles and be recognised for your contribution and commitment.


Connect the dots with your peers, consultants and industry partners through AuSAE online directory. 

If you are already receiving communications from AuSAE, all you need to do is change your membership from a subscriber/contact to the following categories above  by following below.

  • ‘Log in’ to the AuSAE website,
  • Click on your profile (edit)
  • At the ‘Membership level’ , click on ‘change’
  • Scroll down until you see y

    our respective membership category you wish to change to

  • Then follow the click through buttons to finalise the membership
You can email us to organise it for you. emails below 


Toni Brearley - Chief Executive Officer
1300 764 576 or
04 58 000 155

Brett Jeffery - General Manager NZ
04 889 2292
027 249 8677



The 2014 AuSAE Symposium was highly relevant and I heard many very competent speakers share great content. Convinced me to join your organisation!


Rod Severn, 
Chief Executive Officer, 

Professional Advisers Association New Zealand


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