Associate membership


Applicants who do not meet the requirements for Full International Membership can be admitted as Associate Members until such time as they are able to qualify for Full International Membership. Once an Associate member meets the eligibility requirements for Full International Membership, a new application for Full membership needs to be submitted.

Individuals who have a professional interest in heritage conservation and who may undertake some work in this area, but do not have cultural heritage as their core focus, may also apply to be Associates. This category is also suitable for prospective members who are studying full- or part-time. Please note use of the post-nominal M.ICOMOS is only available to Full International Members.

A discounted membership rate is available to Associate membership applicants who are retired or unwaged, or to those who are full-time students (this rate is not available for those studying part-time).


Full List of Benefits

  • Fortnightly email news with information about national and international activities, current heritage issues and employment opportunities
  • Subscription to the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment
  • Opportunities to participate in national ICOMOS activities, and working and reference groups
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at Australia ICOMOS functions and conferences
  • Discounts on Australia ICOMOS publications

Application requirements

  • A personal statement of relevant professional experience, which notes your demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members
  • Agreement to abide by the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members
  • Signed Statement of Commitment form
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • For RETIRED/UNWAGED applicants – evidence of retired/unwaged status at the time of application is required
  • For STUDENT applicants – evidence of full-time enrolment in a recognised course at the time of application is required

Associate Fee

  • The Membership Fee is set by the Australia ICOMOS Executive and published on the web, in brochures and in the email news
  • Associate Members pay three quarters of the Full International Membership fee
  • Student, Unwaged or Retired Associate Members pay one quarter of the Full International Membership fee
  • Student Associate Members pay one quarter of the Full International Membership fee
  • A set of pro-rata fees applies to applications that are approved part way through the financial year.