Why not join the only national peer support network for the entire illustration industry?
For illustrators working in Australia and New Zealand, or Australian and New Zealand illustrators working overseas.
It’s a friendly community of like-minded creatives:

  • Promoting each others’ work via events, awards, newsletters, social media and this website
  • Swapping questions advice via our members-only Facebook page, seminars and resources
  • Saving money regularly through discounted services and supplies

Find a full list of member benefits here.

Apply here 
Applications are peer-assessed to help find the membership level that suits best, so be sure to include a small PDF of 6-12 varied images.

See our membership levels and prices and industry partner discounts here.

Illustration courtesy of Richard Morden

Member benefits

IA membership includes:

  • An updatable portfolio on IA’s website featuring up to 12 images, bio, links and contact details 
  • Opportunities to promote your work to industry and peers via regular IA exhibitions, seminars, industry book, newsletters and social media 
  • 24/7 peer support via IA’s members-only Facebook page
  • Regular news about local and international illustration events and competitions via our newsletter and social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Discounts on goods and services from industry partners
  • Access to member-only online resources including copyright, pricing and client relationship guidelines 
  • Opportunities to learn new marketing and events skills by joining our committee or volunteering
  • Members of the Australian Society of Authors are eligible for discounted membership

Membership levels and prices


  • Gold (includes up to 12 portfolio images and inclusion on the App)
    $220 annually, $110 six-monthly, $55 quarterly
  • Silver (includes up to 12 portfolio images)
    $192.50 annually, $96.25 six-monthly, $48.15 quarterly 


  • ​For emerging and hobby illustrators and artists and educators affiliated with the industry
    (includes one portfolio image)
    $165 annually, $82.50 six-monthly, $41.25 quarterly


  • For current students (ID required) and those in their first year after graduation keen to learn more about illustration and connect with industry 
    (includes one portfolio image)
    $93.50 annually, $46.75 six-monthly, $23.40 quarterly 


  • Agency $330 annually
  • Institution $330 annually

Member Discounts

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

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