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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for full membership of AIPIO a person should
a) have successfully completed an approved academic course of study in the theory and practice of intelligence or the equivalent within their career field, and
b) possess a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in the intelligence field.


Membership of the Institute shall be by online application

A Membership Sub-Committee comprising the President, Secretary and one other Board Member shall determine the appropriate membership category for applicants in accordance with their qualifications and experience. The Board reserves the right to refuse and/or revoke membership. Fees for new members are:

Membership Type   Annual Fee AUD  
Member   173  
Associate Member   149  
Associate Student   102  
These fees include a, once-only $33 joining fee. All fees are due at the time of application for membership.   
For group applications a tax invoice can be sent - please contact   

If an application for membership is not accepted by the AIPIO any annual subscription fees paid will be reimbursed to the applicant at the time that membership is declined.

Apply Here

The link will take you to a secure site - to enable you to enter information, upload your CV and process your payment.

NOTE: You will receive acknowledgement of your application. Please understand that the membership application process involves a review and third party validation that may take several weeks to complete.  The provision of an accurate CV and current referee details is mandatory to the process and will expedite the review.


The Institute maintains the following categories of membership:

Member:    A person who meets the eligibility requirements may be granted membership and be authorised to use the post-nominal MAIPIO
Associate Member: A person who does not meet the eligibility requirements may be granted associate membership.  Associate members do not possess voting rights or the right to seek elected office.  Associate members with three years of good standing in the Institute may, at the Board’s discretion, be awarded full membership.
Associate Student:      As for Associate, but with a reduced fee.
Fellow: A member who, in the expressed opinion of the majority of the members present at the Annual General Meeting, possesses a high level of professional standing and displayed an outstanding level of achievement in the field of Intelligence may be granted the membership category of Fellow.  A Fellow is authorised to use the post-nominal FAIPIO.
Life: A member who is worthy of special recognition for their efforts on behalf of the Institute over an extended period may be granted Life Membership.  A Life member has no voting rights unless they are financial.

Student Recruitment Scheme

Students currently studying an intelligence-related course (bachelor degree or post graduate study), may be offered 12 months free membership.  You should include proof of enrollment and one of your tutors as a referee, to enable us to confirm your status and bona fide as a student (does not apply to waged students). The free membership offer concludes after 12 months. Students may then apply for the 'Student Associate' membership or other appropriate membership level.

Lapsed Member?

Lapsed member of AIPIO? Please send an email to the Secretariat (see below) with your current CV attached and we will contact you. Membership questions should be directed to the office of the AIPIO Secretariat:

Ph: 1300 411 036  (business hours) & Live Answering Service (02) 8316 8852



AIPIO – Corporate Opportunities
Corporate / Group / Agency / Organisation Membership[1]

     - A Corporation / Group / Agency / Organisation has a number of members who fulfil the already established membership criteria and seek to pay the membership fees for them.
       Exceptions – Student Recruitment Scheme

     - Any person nominated by the Corporation / Group / Agency / Organisation under this category is entitled to full member benefits

     - Costs:[2]   
Package   5 Persons 10 - 19 Persons 20 - 29 Persons Saving

5 - 9  $133.20/person     20%
10 - 19
  $125.50/person   25%
Over 20 
    $117.80/person [3] 30%

Corporate / Group / Agency / Organisation Support to Events and Professional Development

Corporate / Group / Agency / Organisation personnel
     - attend any AIPIO event free of charge 
     - are not required to AIPIO membership criteria
     - have no access to the members only area of the website and receive no member benefits

Three packages are available

     1. All events (national conference; 2 national one day events and any regional event
     2. Two national one day events and any regional events
     3. Regional events only (3 per year in any state or territory as a minimum)​
Option   5 Persons 10 - 19 Persons 20 - 29 Persons Saving
Support Package 1 Min 5 persons
$8000 per annum for 5 + $1500 for each additional person up to 9
$15,000 per annum for 10 + $1500 each additional person over 10
$24,000 per annum for 20 + $1500 for each additional person over 20
Approximately 20% saving on non-member rates for events.
Support Package 2 Min 5 persons
$1800 per annum for 5 + $300 for additional persons up to 9
$3000 per annum for 10 people +
$300 for each additional person

$5000 per annum for 20 person +
$300 for each additional person

Approximately 20% saving on non-member rates for events.
Support Package 3 Min 5 persons
$ 400 per annum for 5 + $80 for each additional person up to 9
$700 per annum for 10 persons +
$80 for each additional person
  Approximately 20% saving on non-member rates for events.

     [1] This option is likely to appeal to international affiliates  
     [2] Based on full membership cost of $154 but it will be proportional based on the type of membership
     [3] This figure is indicative; the higher the number the more flexible we can be on the per person fee


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