Membership Benefits

Post Nominal(s)

Post nominal(s) indicate an attainment of grade, a commitment to practice in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards and a strong affiliation with the Planning Institute of Australia.

PIA Post Nominals can be used on your email signature block, on business cards, in résumés or in other formal correspondence, and all eligible members are encouraged to display them proudly (you may wish to check your employer’s policy regarding professional affiliation before doing so, however).

These are the post nominal(s) for each eligible grade:

Membership Type Post-nominal
Student PIA (Assoc.)
Graduate PIA (Assoc.)
Affiliate PIA (Assoc.)
Full Member MPIA
Full Member with CPP accreditation MPIA CPP
Registered Planner RPIA
Fellow MPIA (Fellow)
Fellow with CPP accreditation FPIA CPP
Registered Planner (Fellow) RPIA (Fellow)
Life Fellow MPIA (Life Fellow)
Life Fellow with CPP accreditation LFPIA CPP
Registered Planner (Life Fellow) RPIA (Life Fellow)
Honorary Fellow PIA (Hon Fellow)

News and Publications

PIA produces a wide range of member relevant publications in different formats and mediums to suit the different needs of our members. Members can subscribe, change their preference and unsubscribe to communications from PIA via the members portal at any time.

>State e-news< >National e-news< >Journals< > Event Invitations< >Policy and Advocacy News >Employment Bulletin< >Australian Planner Magazine<

Members Register

The register is searchable list Full members of the Planning Institute of Australia and the information is based on details provided by the member. Members are able to update their information at any time via the member’s portal

Professional Development

Advance your career and assert your commitment to being a Planner of the highest quality by completing continual professional development (CPD) each year. We can help you plan your annual CPD program and PIA host a range of seminars, workshops and conference specifically aimed at keeping you relevant.


PIA members pay on average 30% less than non-members to attend PIA managed events and CPD programs.

Services and Partnerships

PIA partners with leading suppliers to offer its members discounts and benefits not available to the general public. To see the full list of services available click here

Getting Involved

There are many and varied opportunities for PIA members can get involved with the Planning community via the PIA.

>join a state committee< >become a mentor< >Join the Young Planners< >Speak at an event< >attend events< >Intern<

The best way to find out what the opportunities are in your local area is to contact your state office.

Consultants Directory

The PIA Find a Planner Directory is a paid service that list professional consulting planners throughout Australia who are subscribers of the Directory.

Mentoring Program

This unique two-way professional development opportunity pairs experienced planners and urban designers with young professionals. The program enables wide ranging exchanges between mentors and mentees, across topics as diverse as workplace and leadership issues and the discussion of current affairs in planning.

This program allows mentors to develop leadership skills while giving back to the profession and earning PIA PD points. Mentees gain valuable direction and support at the early stages of their career journey.

Please note, spaces for mentees are limited and participants must be planners with fewer than 5 years of professional experience as, well as a PIA member.

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  • 02 6292 9970
  • PO Box 5427 Kingston ACT 2604