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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2019 Irene Longman Oration – broken down

On the 9th December 2019, IPAA Queensland was delighted to host about 75 distinguished guests  at its flagship annual Irene Longman Oration. Held at top of the iconic venue, 1 William Street, professionals from across the public purpose sectors converged to hear one of Australia’s most eminent public sector leaders, Professor Peter Shergold AC address

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2018-2019 Annual Report

IPAA Queensland is delighted to share our first Annual Report since Incorporation in November 2018. We invite you to peruse the document (link here), to see how we have performed over the past financial year. Keen to be included in more member communications and content?  Join now as a member and enjoy this benefit, with

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IPAA Queensland’s top 10 blogs for 2019

IPAA Queensland has been delighted to share a range of thought leadership event and content pieces over the past year.  We hope we have challenged your thinking, supported you in building your connections, and of course, kept you informed on the latest in best practice across the public purpose sector. Which articles have you found

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2019 Summer Reading List – in partnership with the Policy Innovation Hub

In partnership with Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub, we are delighted to share with you our top 10 summer reads as we approach the festive season and summer holidays. These reads will challenge your thinking and keep you informed over the summer, and have you ready and refreshed for 2020. Want to read more as

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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