Membership FAQs

Membership FAQs

Do I qualify for discounted membership rates?  
The Australian Water Association currently offers a subsidised Student membership. A discount rate is also available for IWA members and employees of Association corporate gold, platinum and Principal members. Individuals who are seeking employed, retiring from the industry or moving to a different sector are welcome to become a "Water Supporter" which enables Association news and information at a much lower price point. 


Do I qualify for the subsidised Student Membership?             
Student Membership is available to those studying full time or under the age of 25 . Applicants should apply in writing, supply a completed membership application form, and a copy of a full time student card or other relevant documentation.
 
After I’ve joined how long before I start receiving benefits?
You should receive your first Source e-Newsletter within 2 weeks of sending your application. If joining online you can expect to receive your first Source e-Newsletter the following Monday evening. You will be eligible for member discounts and to access member only content online within 24 hours of receiving your membership receipt.


You should receive your first AWA E-News within 2 weeks of sending your application. If joining online you can expect to receive your first AWA E-News the following Monday evening. You will be eligible for member discounts and to access member only content online within 24 hours of receiving your membership receipt.
 Your new Membership Kit containing your membership Certificate will include the Water Directory and the current issue of the Water Journal and should reach you within four weeks of joining. The Membership Certificate enclosed in the New Member Kit will indicate your membership number, which can be used to log on to the members’ only area of the AWA website to access benefits such as past publications, event and seminar papers. You can also update your member details.
 
When will my membership begin and how long does it run for?
You can sign up for a new membership during any time of the year. Your Membership begins from the date it is created and runs for 12 months. 
 
I’m over 35 and don’t consider myself to be a “Young” Water Professional. Can I still be involved in the YWP Network?
The YWP network is open to all Association members, as are all events run by or listed as YWP events. In fact, interaction between younger and older members is encouraged, especially through schemes like the AWA Mentoring Program.
 
How do I update my member record?
You can log on to the website using your member ID (registered email address) and password and update your record details at any time. Please contact  membership@awa.asn.au if the Membership Services team can offer any assistance. 

Can I renew and pay for more than 12 months of membership?
Yes, simply note on your renewal invoice that you are paying two, three or  five years of dues and simply multiply the annual rate by the appropriate number of years. Our member services staff are happy to help and can handle multi-year payments over the phone.
 
What is a pro-forma tax invoice?
The pro-forma GST tax invoice issued for membership renewal is an ATO approved tax invoice. It is specifically designed for membership organisations who cannot enforce membership but must invite you to join or renew. Once payment is made against the pro-forma it automatically becomes a standard GST tax invoice/receipt. When payment is made a tax invoice/receipt will also be issued.
 
How do I join my local branch of the Australian Water Association?
The Australian Water Association is a national organisation where branches are fully integrated into the organisational structure. When you join the Association you automatically gain access to your branch activities and communications. The Branch committee will be looking forward to welcoming you aboard!

If I leave my current employment does my membership travel with me?
if you have a Professional membership status that you have taken out, this will remain valid for the remaining twelve months.  Unfortunately f you are a nominated corporate member representative  then this will not be transferable. The Membership team would be happy to arrange an individual membership for you. 
 
As an Australian Water Association Corporate Member are all our employees eligible for Australian Water Association member discounts for events and products?
Yes! If your organisation is a corporate member, all staff are eligible for the member rates. Please contact membership@awa.asn.au; we just need names and email address to get employees set up so the discounted rate will apply when booking online.