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We believe lifelong learning empowers people to fully participate in the social, cultural, political and economic life of our communities.


For 57 years, we have been a strong national voice for the recognition and celebration of adult and community education. Becoming a member is a great way to support lifelong and lifewide learning. Our members play an important role in shaping our policies, informing our research and strengthening our advocacy.

Join our thriving ALA community to receive the following benefits:

  • Free access to ALA’s online professional development
  • Advocacy across community, business and government for an integrated and well-resources adult education sector
  • Subscription to the Australia Journal of Adult Learning and to ALA’s national quarterly magazine Quest
  • Access to exclusive member networks and content; including podcasts and resources
  • Invitations and discounts to special events including ALA forums, summits and conferences

PLUS for organisations

  • Free access to ALA’s online professional development, member news and information for staff and team members
  • Free advertising of jobs and events through ALA publications, website and social media platforms
  • Approval to use ALA member branding in your advertising and promotion
  • Free booking of our online training room
  • Priority listing in our national ACE course directory (for not for profit providers only)
  • Listing in our Community Education and Training website for ACE RTOs

Choose your membership

Individual membership
(Full price: $110, Concession: $90)
Organisational membership
(Cat A+: $595, Cat A: $310, Cat B: $235, Concession: $160)
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(Admission to any membership category requires acceptance of the ALA Member Code of Conduct and is at the discretion of the ALA Board.)