Institutional/Corporate membership

Australia ICOMOS has a range of Institutional/Corporate members, which are organisations that devote all or a substantial part of their activities to the conservation, protection, restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement or animation of historical monuments, buildings and sites and/or other items of cultural heritage significance. For a list of our Institutional/Corporate Members, visit this page.


Institutional/Corporate Membership is suitable for any organisation that:

  • is concerned with the conservation, protection, restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement or animation of historical monuments, buildings and sites; and/or
  • owns or has in its charge historical monuments, buildings and sites; and/or
  • devotes all or a substantial part of its activity to one or more of the objectives listed above in relation to monuments, buildings and sites

To qualify, an organisation should provide evidence of its focus on cultural heritage, for example in a strategic plan or annual reports.

The commitment must apply to the organisation as a whole and not just an individual or small group of employees.

Please note that Institutional/Corporate Membership does not provide the same benefits as being a Full International Member of ICOMOS. Professionals working in organisations as outlined above, who wish to access the full range of benefits of ICOMOS membership, are encouraged to apply for Full International (including Young & Emerging Professional) membership.

Under the ICOMOS International Statutes, Institutional/Corporate members are not eligible to be members of the Executive Committee, International Scientific Committees or other ICOMOS committees. Voting rights in Australia ICOMOS are only available for those accepted as Full International Members.

An Institutional/Corporate member is not eligible to use the post-nominal M.ICOMOS as this is only available to Full International Members. However, Institutional/Corporate Members may state on their website and include in promotional materials a statement similar to the following statement: “<insert company name> supports Australia ICOMOS through being an Institutional/Corporate Member”.


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
  • Up to three International membership cards, which can be shared amongst staff and used for discounts for some historic properties, museums and heritage organisations internationally and in Australia
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Discounts at Australia ICOMOS functions and conferences. Discounts for three full attendances or their equivalent are given to Institutional Members eg. this could equate to six half-time attendances
  • Discounts on Australia ICOMOS publications

Application requirements

  • A statement outlining how the work of the organisation relates to the conservation of cultural heritage, which also notes the organisation’s 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, which should be signed by a senior person with direct responsibility for actions in relation to cultural heritage
  • An organisational statement that outlines the key personnel involved in heritage conservation and the lines of responsibility and decision-making, including the names, qualifications and roles of key people in the organisation who promote good heritage conservation practice and outcomes
  • A current curriculum vitae, prospectus, strategic plan, annual reports or more detailed listing of relevant heritage projects or involvement in cultural heritage to demonstrate the extent of commitment