Full International Membership


Individuals with appropriate conservation experience over a substantial period of time (the equivalent of at least three years full-time), whose current core professional focus is heritage conservation, and who practice within the terms of The Burra Charter and the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members, are eligible to be Full International Members.

A discounted rate of membership is available to eligible Full International Members under 30 years of age (known as Young Professionals) or those who qualify as Full International Members and who are retired or unwaged. Both Young Professional and unwaged/retired members receive the same benefits as Full International members and are subject to the same application requirements, with additional requirements for Young Professional or Retired/Unwaged applicants.


  • Weekly email news with information about national and international activities, current heritage issues and employment opportunities
  • Subscription to the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment
  • Regular newsletters from ICOMOS headquarters in Paris
  • International ICOMOS membership card, which can be used for discounts for some historic properties, museums and heritage organisations internationally and in Australia - click here for details
  • The right to use the post-nominal M.ICOMOS
  • Opportunities to participate in national and international ICOMOS activities including the national and international Executive Committee and International Scientific Committees/expert panels and advisory committees
  • Voting rights in Australia ICOMOS
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at ICOMOS functions and conferences
  • Discounts on ICOMOS publications
  • Access to professional information through the members only section of the website

Application requirements

  • The equivalent of at least three years full time professional experience with a core focus on heritage conservation
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Commitment Statement
  • Signed copy of the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members
  • A completed application form with signed nominations by two financial, Full International Members of ICOMOS
  • A brief (50-100 words) statement from one of your nominators supporting your application
  • A statement of relevant professional experience
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • Payment of the correct fee

Additional requirements

  • For RETIRED/UNWAGED applicants – evidence of retired/unwaged status at the time of application is required. After this time, evidence may be requested at the discretion of the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
  • For YOUNG PROFESSIONAL applicants – evidence of age under 30 years at the time of application (and subsequent renewal) is required. Upon turning 30, Young Professionals become Full International Members

Membership Fee

  • The Full International Membership Fee is set by the Australia ICOMOS Executive and published on the web, in brochures and in the email news
  • Unwaged or retired Full International Members pay half the Full International Membership fee
  • Young Professional Members pay half the Full International Membership fee

Download the Australia ICOMOS 2014_MEMBERSHIP Application Form.