Membership

The ASA is the peak body for archives, archivists and recordkeepers in Australia. The ASA has over 1000 members across Australia and Internationally. Membership is open to a broad range of individuals working in archives and recordkeeping, as well as individuals and corporate bodies in allied professions or that support the Society’s objectives.

ASA membership includes archivists working in:

  • Commercial organisations
  • All levels of government
  • Galleries, Libraries and Museums
  • Newspapers and radio stations
  • Educational institutions
  • Religious Institutions
  • Community organisations including historical societies
  • Consultants
  • Alone as 'Lone Arrangers'
  • Non-professionals
  • People interested in archives

Individual members of the Society can apply for Professional Recognition as:

  • an ASA Accredited Member (post-nominal ASAAM) i.e. an individual member holding a university qualification in a course accredited by the ASA (or equivalent)
  • an ASA Recognised Professional (post-nominal ASARP) i.e an individual member holding a university qualification (or equivalent), and a minimum of two (2) years of work experience at a professional level in archives and/or recordkeeping
  • an ASA Accredited Professional (post-nominal ASAAP) i.e. an individual member holding a university qualification in a course accredited by ASA (or equivalent), and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience at a professional level in archives and/or recordkeeping.

Membership of the ASA brings the advantages of receiving our professional literature, making useful contacts with other archivists (socially and professionally!), and keeping up-to-date with the world of archives and archives management in Australia.

Please contact our office at office@archivists.org.au or our Membership Officer at membership@archivists.org.au for more information.