Become part of our professional community

Benefit yourself, your employer and your community by joining IPWEA and growing personally and professionally. An IPWEA membership will provide access to a range of career development opportunities and connections with peers, influencers and innovators throughout the public works sector, helping you to proactively shape the communities in which you live and work.

IPWEA is a professional association that embraces community. It provides opportunity and encouragement to all members to contribute and have fun.

Our value to members:


Provide the tools to build knowledge and skills to succeed


Ensure professional currency through learning and development programs


Provide information and training to support legislative compliance


Facilitate networking and connection through events and online community forums


Use our voice to build awareness and recognition as a trusted advisor in public works


Provide value through exclusive member benefits and discounts


Build recognition through awards and post nominals

Find out more about how to become an IPWEA member: Download PDF.

Membership options & benefits

4,000+ members and growing

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Benefits International & Student Memberships

New Zealand specific benefit: 10% discount on all NZ-based training

Corporate Membership

To find out more about corporate membership please click here

Student Member:
This grade of membership is available to persons not in full time employment and enrolled in full time or part time undergraduate studies in an accredited/recognised    educational program in Australia or New Zealand (University or TAFE). The maximum term for Student membership is 6 years.

Group Membership – Contact your local IPWEA Division for information on group discount membership pricing (min 10 or more members). 

*    Note:  Up to 10 discussion forum posts available on the Ask Your Mates forum.
** Note: Quarterly pro-rata membership rates are applied to the above $ amounts where not a full membership year. If you sign up in the last quarter, you will receive 15 months membership for the price of 12 months.

CIHT Reciprocal Agreement

Reciprocal Agreement with Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

A reciprocal arrangement exists between CIHT and IPWEA NZ which enables current CIHT members who move from the UK to New Zealand to work to apply for 1 year’s free membership of IPWEA NZ.

Similarly, IPWEA NZ members who move to the UK for work are eligible to attend CIHT branch events and have access to certain member services free of charge for 1 year.

To take advantage of this arrangement, CIHT members should contact Murray Pugh at IPWEA NZ

IPWEA NZ members should contact Sue Stevens at CIHT