Connecting with IPAA Queensland is perfect for professionals in the midst of their career seeking to broaden their horizons, enhance their skills, and open up new professional opportunities. Through our strong relationships with local, state and federal government, academics and leaders from industry and community organisations, IPAA is uniquely positioned to connect you with the relevant information, people, and opportunities you need during this stage of your career journey.

What membership type is best for me?

We recommend Full Membership for Professionals.  Being a full member offers a range of benefits.  You will receive discounted tickets to events and access to the latest thought leadership on public purpose topics.  Find out more here.

EVEnts and resources

For ease, we have sourced and compiled a range of events and resources most relevant to you. Please take your time to browse our recent blog and thought leadership pieces and register for any upcoming events that spark your interest. If there’s anything you’d like to see here, please get in touch with us as we are regularly creating new content and evolving our events program.


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It’s about leadership and culture – 30 Years since Fitzgerald: Ethics and public purpose

About this time last year, IPAA Queensland launched its new Challenger Seminar Series, designed to bring together experienced and forward thinkers to examine matters of great public interest, a thought-provoking series that challenge thinking. The series kicked off with a seminar – 30 Years since Fitzgerald: Ethics and public purpose in the future economy –

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Open letter to the IPAA Queensland community

As President of the Queensland Branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), I wish to place on record the thanks of the Institute for your continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our State (and Nationally). We note that the media have consistently and regularly reported on and supported the work of our

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Meeting the 4×4 challenge: Preparing for the Australian COVID-19 vaccine – Webinar wrap up

The global race to develop a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus is one of the most consequential public purpose endeavours in our lifetimes. IPAA Queensland’s first pop-up webinar, Meeting the 4×4 challenge: Preparing for the Australian COVID-19 vaccine delivered in partnership with McKinsey & Company on 22 September, provided viewers with a fascinating account of

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Get ready for what’s next with the ‘Rethink’ Information Series!

The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged organisations in unprecedented ways. Most have moved past the initial reaction phase and are heavily entrenched in resilience – where the goal is to identify what will help the organisation succeed in the new normal.  In the midst of the current operating climate, knowing how to plan for ‘what’s

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What are members saying?

A lot of people join Government because they want to make a difference to the community and IPAA can help in improving that difference we make.

Heidi Bushnell, Professional
Queensland Government

The experiences are amazing, and the relationships and the people you meet are incredible.

Dave Stewart, Executive
Queensland Government

IPAA provides a fantastic meeting place.  There aren’t many forums where you can bring together a really diverse group of stakeholders and talk about really topical issues.  IPAA does this really well.

Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman

It is great to see IPAA thriving, bringing in so many people, the calibre of the people you meet is priceless.  I recommend everyone get involved and join in.

Fahim Khondaker, Professional

The forums, exceptional presentations –  it is learning in a relaxed way that you don’t see in other institutions.  I am very glad that IPAA is back in Queensland.

Katarina Carroll, Commissioner