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The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals. We have over 20,000 members from around Australia and across the globe.

Whether you want to develop your career, get HR support, stay in touch with the latest industry developments, or help to grow the HR and management skills of your team, AHRI membership is for you.

AHRI provides education and training services in HR, people management and business skills; produces world-class conferences; and holds seminars and networking opportunities all over Australia – including our biggest annual event – the AHRI National Convention.

AHRI also sets standards through accreditation of HR qualifications at universities across Australia, conducts research into people management practices, and assists governments in the development of policy and legislation that affects people at work.

AHRI is owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors with a Council of State Presidents that comprises an elected president representing each state and territory of Australia.

As a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and the World Federation of People Management Associations, AHRI belongs to a global network of HR associations that enables the open sharing of research and issues affecting the business of human resources worldwide.

AHRI acknowledges the HR experience of its members with a member certification program and commends excellence in HR practice across Australia through a number of awards programs.

Benefits of AHRI membership

AHRI membership will give you access to HR resources, member discounts on professional development programs, networking opportunities, and more. Read more about the benefits of AHRI membership.

Types of membership

For HR professionals from graduates to directors, and for companies, students and affiliates, we offer a range of member options.

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Join AHRI and start accessing your range of benefits today.


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

Did you know...

That AHRI represents around 20,000 HR professionals from Australia and around the globe?


In 2013, AHRI celebrates 70 years as an institute. In HRmonthly magazine, we reflect on how the profession has evolved.

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