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Did you know that when you join Illustrators Australia, you are joining one of the only national peer support networks for Illustrators in the entire industry?  That makes us pretty unique. Much like our little Platypi friend.

Illustrators Australia is run by volunteer illustrators, for illustrators. We are a large community of like-minded creatives, you can learn more about us here. We promote our members work through exhibitions and events, advocate for greater visibility with our very own Platypi industry book and support our members with advice, education and resources.

Illustrators Australia is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents.  We welcome all types of illustration from traditional to digital and we'd love to have you! Check out our full range of benefits and memberships below:

Illustration courtesy of Richard Morden

Member benefits:

  • Showcase your portfolio and profile on IA’s website
  • Peer support via IA’s members-only Facebook page
  • Keep updated on industry news via our newsletters and social media, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Access to member-only resources including copyright, pricing and client relationship guidelines (contracts).
  • Contribute and learn new skills by joining our committee or volunteering
  • Discounts on goods and services from industry partners
  • Members of the Australian Society of Authors are eligible for discounted memberships
  • Join in social and online events such as drawing sessions and illustrator talks
  • Participate in Illustrators Australia events and opportunities
  • Connect with other illustrators, industry contacts and build community
  • Become part of the leading illustrator organisation in Australia
  • Contribute, advocate and create through involvement in the organisation and committee.

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Membership levels

All prices include GST

   
 

Professional Annual - $198

10% Memebership Drive discount special ends 30th June

(Normally $220)

For professionals looking to showcase their work, offer knowledge and support to other members. All Professional level applicants have their portfolio assessed by peers to ensure that the highest quality of work and professional business practices are met. 

  • Open to illustrators living and working in Australia
  • Open to Australian illustrators assessed as professional who are living overseas (less GST)
  • 12 images in portfolio via IA Website
  • Front page showcase
  • Access to member resources & discounts
  • Access to members only FB group
  • Voting rights

Please complete the application form and upload 6-12 PDF images, < 4Mb size file, which will then be reviewed by the committee.

 
 

 

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Establishing Annual - $135

10% Memebership Drive discount special ends 30th June

(Normally $150)

For Illustrators in the stages of developing a professional business practice looking to showcase their work, access resources and industry knowledge.

  • Open to Australian Residents or Australians living and working overseas (less GST).
  • 6 images in portfolio via the IA Website
  • Access to member resources & discounts
  • Access to members only FB group
  • Voting rights
 
 

 

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Student and Graduate Annual - $72

10% Memebership Drive discount special ends 30th June

(Normally $80)

For current students (ID required) and those in their first year after graduation keen to learn more about illustration and industry.

  • 4 images in portfolio via the IA Website
  • Access to member resources & discounts
  • Eligible for 2 years post graduation
  • Access to members only FB group
 
 

 

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Other membership types

   
 

Affiliate

$150 inc GST Annually

For professionals who are already members of similar creative bodies, associations, agency or industry representatives such as the ASA, AGDA or Cartoonist Association. 

  • 6 images in portfolio via IA Website
  • Access to member resources & discounts
  • Open to all interested professionals who are already members of bodies in a similar field e.g. ASA, AGDA, Cartoonist Association
  • Access to members only FB group
 
 

 

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Organisational 

$330 inc GST Annually 

For organisations like agencies, associations, publishers, festival producers and educational organisations wanting to Industry partnership with IA for greater benefit. 

  • Organisation members are eligible for an IA Affiliate membership
  • Prize supplied for educational institutions 
  • Speaking or sponsorship opportunities for educational institutions, festivals and seminars.
  • Cross-promotional support in newsletter & on social media
  • Link to Website

Email us directly memberships@illustratorsaustralia.com for more info.

 
  

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Member Discounts

IA members enjoy 10% discounts from the following high recommended suppliers and supporters:

10% discount

Melbourne 10% discount

Adelaid 10% discount

10% discount is still in place
Clients can sign up for an account on codeice.com.au, provide their IA data and we can send a 10% discount coupon to be used on their print orders (entered/applied at the checkout stage).
 

10% discount 

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10% discount
 

10% for orders over $100

10% discount 

10% discount on our SERVICES ONLY not PRODUCTS.
The digital ID cards are absolutely fine to use as proof of membership - they just need to first make an account on our website) and email it to us, then we'll apply the discount to their account.

Specialising in book illustration conversion files



20% discount available
on one-off subscriptions. 
Contact us at
office@illustratorsaustralia.com
for coupon code

Because art is messy

10% discount on fine art printing.
20% discount on print-ready digitisation of works 

10% discount with Melbourne Etching Supplies National/NZ

Reach out to the office for the members discount code.

 15% discount