Economic Development Australia is the national peak body for economic development professionals; building capacity, promoting excellence and providing leadership on issues that matter to our members.

Why join EDA?

  1. Connect with your industry and raise your visibility
  2. Boost your knowledge, skills and practice
  3. Drive the development of policy

Download the Membership Prospectus      


Membership Levels and Rates

Individual EDA Membership– $440 (inc GST)


  1. Free registration to EDA’s Webinar Program
  2. Regular professional development, workshops and masterclasses
  3. Local networking through State Practitioner Networks (SPN)
  4. Member discounts for the National Economic Development Conference
  5. National recognition through EDA’s Awards for Excellence
  6. Grants available through EDA’s Study Tour Scholarship Program
  7. Best practice research and case studies through EDA’s Journal and website
  8. An on-line, careers board
  9. On-line forums offering resources and peer support
  10. The opportunity to drive advocacy and policy development through EDA national working groups

Apply for Individual Membership                 

Corporate EDA Membership – $2200 (inc GST) – provides unlimited individual memberships within that organisation.


  1. Individual EDA membership to all nominated employees within the organisation (individual membership benefits above)
  2. Acknowledgement as a Corporate Member on the EDA website
  3. Opportunity for case study / content / project to be promoted via EDA website and social media
  4. Promotion as a Corporate Member at the National Economic Development Conference (through presentations, speeches, collateral)
  5. Promotion as a Corporate Member at the National Economic Development Gala Awards (through presentations, signage, speeches, etc.)
  6. Permission to use the EDA logo on approved collateral
  7. Inclusion of your logo on selected EDA marketing collateral
  8. Discount rate to EDA events
  9. Discount rate to professional development opportunities

Find Out More About Corporate Membership                 

All memberships are on a ‘rolling’ basis, i.e. commence from date of application and are renewable one year later.

  • For Individual Membership, please apply here
  • For Corporate Applications, please apply here

If you have any questions regarding membership you are welcome to contact us.

Membership Cohort

Click the map below to view a live map of EDA’s current members: