Our mission is to build the capacity, integrity and reputation of the public sector in Victoria.

Gill Callister, President, IPAA Victoria

Gill Callister
IPAA Victoria President

The Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victorian Division (IPAA Victoria) began in 1929. It is the professional association for people who work in or with public administration in Victoria.

As a professional association, we have a unique ability to bring together all 3 levels of government in Victoria, as well as relevant sections of the private and community sectors.

We offer a range of professional development courses and events, tailored to suit the needs of the public sector. Our programs are attended by more than 13,000 people each year.

IPAA Victoria is a self-funded, membership based organisation. Our Corporate Members employ more than 100,000 administrators and our Personal Members and Fellows include many of Victoria’s most senior and respected public administrators.


Read about the origins and history of the Institute.

About the Institute


IPAA Victoria offers 2 main types of value-based membership tiers: Corporate and Personal.

Our members have access to discounted member prices for our events and courses, free member-only events and a multitude of resources. We also offer elaborate networks such as our Communities of Practice and a Young Professionals program (YIPAA) that provides an opportunity for both professional networking, thought leadership and organisational renewal.

For more information on our great programs and networks, please visit here.

Our Corporate Members

IPAA Victoria is where the whole of governments meets; where public sector leaders share ideas, experiences and nurture the leaders of tomorrow. Our corporate members come from across all levels of government:

Strategic Direction

Read IPAA Victoria’s strategic plan for a full description of our priorities in public administration.

Building the capacity, integrity and reputation of the public sector in Victoria