Being a good community director is hard work.

Join the Institute of Community Directors Australia and we'll help you be great.

ICDA is the best-practice governance network for the directors serving on Australia’s 600,000 not-for-profit boards, committees and councils, and the senior staff who support them. ICDA members get access to a range of educational, capacity building and networking opportunities that build knowledge, connections and credentials.

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Membership options

Individual membership

For individuals looking to develop their understanding of their role, improve their professional capacity, and join a network of Australian community directors.


Organisation membership

For organisations wanting to harness the power of their board, seek out new and better ways to govern, and ensure longevity and success for their organisation. Membership includes up to ten individual accounts.


Why join?

1. Receive ‘responsible person’ status
ICDA members agree to be bound by our Community Directors Code of Ethics and Conduct. In doing so, members are recognised by the ATO as responsible persons, for the duration of their membership.

2. Recognition
Members may use the post-nominal AMICDA and download a membership certificate to signal their involvement in this professional body. Further post-nominals are available to members who go on to complete our Diploma of Governance. Further information about post-nominals is available in the Diploma of Governance FAQ.

3. Capacity building publications
Current trends, issues and emerging areas of risk via member-only newsletters and governance help sheets.

4. Policy Alerts
Receive notifications when changes are made to governance, human resources, financial management, values and communications policies you’ve downloaded through our Policy Bank.

5. Preferential member pricing
Members receive discounts for Festival of Community Directors events and online Compact Courses.

6. Alumni events
Access to deep connections and a vibrant network of believers and doers. There’s an online forum, as well as regular invitations to events like Communities in Control Conference.

7. Access to forums, networks, information and opportunities
Boost your confidence (and competence), expand your opportunities and open career doors.

8. Budget friendly
For as little as $65 (inc GST) a year, you get all the benefits outlined above and so much more.


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What people say...

“Thank you for yesterday’s forum. It was the best fun, most practical and productive networking I have attended in years.”
“It is very comforting to be connected to real subject matter experts.”
“Thank you for your assistance. Your support and information has allowed me to take emotion out of the equation and think clearly about this governance issue.”

Please note:

All members of the Institute of Community Directors Australia agree to abide by the Institute's code of ethics and conduct.

Membership is for 12-months, with an invitation to renew issued prior to your anniversary. We do not provide pro-rata refunds or discounts should you require less than 12-months membership.

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