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Why join AHRI?

Become an AHRI member to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in HR, access essential resources and information and advance your career with the establishment of professional networks. All members receive these benefits unless specified.

We offer a range of membership types for students, HR professionals, and those with an interest in HR.

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The benefits

Access HR resources with AHRI:ASSIST

Get access to our member-only service, AHRI:ASSIST - an online resource centre enquiry that provides HR support and information dealing with all aspects of HR. Make the search for essential HR information easy with AHRI:ASSIST and have full use of information sheets, tools, checklists, guidelines, and templates.

All members (with the exception of student members) also have access to the Ask:AHRI email service - submit an enquiry via the website and an HR expert will provide you with an answer.

* Student Members do not have access to the Ask:AHRI email service

AHRI ProCover - free insurance cover

AHRI's got you covered with AHRI ProCover – a professional indemnity master policy to protect you in case you are named and penalised personally in the course of doing your job. This gives all of our professional-level members the peace of mind that they are protected so they can focus on what's important every day.

* Excludes Affiliate and Student Members

AHRI Talent Community

Register for the AHRI Talent Community and connect with recruiters looking for skilled, motivated and passionate HR professionals. You’ll also receive quarterly benchmarking reports on the skills and capabilities of the HR profession.More about the AHRI Talent Community

GetAbstract business book summaries

Get up to speed on critical business knowledge in a flash. GetAbstract offers the largest online library of business book summaries. On the site, you’ll find thousands of summaries of the latest, most read and most relevant business books, all compressed in under five pages each. It will allow you to learn the key points of a book in just 10 minutes.

Discount on Australian Unity health insurance

AHRI members receive a special discount on Australian Unity health insurance.

Stay in touch with industry developments

AHRI members stay up-to-date with the latest information in HR, which includes important changes to workplace legislation, news, research results, industry developments and trends.

Demonstrate commitment to your career

Professional-level members are entitled to use a post-nominal after their name – which can really make you stand out from the crowd. Professional AHRI membership demonstrates a commitment to your career, and to the HR profession, which is important to your existing and future employers.

* Excludes Affiliate and Student Members

Special member offers

Members get discounted prices for AHRI's paid conferences, including the National Convention, as well as for our state-based conferences and special events. In addition, members receive discounts on AHRI webinars, short courses and education programs. Members have the opportunity to hire the AHRI training room for meetings or training, at discounted rates. Please email for further information.

Networking opportunities

By coming along to an AHRI networking opportunity, such as a conference, special event, short course, or a local area meeting run by an AHRI council or network, you are mixing with peers that are as motivated as you are about HR.

AHRI holds events and courses in broad-based HR and business subjects as well as in niche topic areas - so attending gives you the ability to learn something new, meet people that face the same challenges as you, present your stories and case studies to one other, as well as have a good time!

Our Network Forums are free to attend for members, and all members pay a lower "member rate" for our larger conferences and events.

See our current events and education programs held across Australia.

HR publications

All paying members (with the exception of student members, who have access to the online version) get HRM magazine in the mail each month, which alone is valued at $165 per year. Get a monthly dose of the latest news, interviews and opinions by business and HR thought-leaders in Australia and worldwide, as well as delve into the issues through feature articles on topics in HR that affect us at work every day. In between issues, members can stay up to date via HRM online, the site that complements the magazine and is updated each date with the latest news and editorial.

All members also get full access to the online-based Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources – an applied, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the results of research, theoretical and conceptual development and examples of current practice.

Read more about HRM magazine and the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources


HRM Magazine

Still undecided about membership? Register for a free 30-day trial of the digital edition of the print magazine and find out why HRMonthly magazine is one of AHRI's most valued member benefits. Follow the prompts to register and receive instant access.

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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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