MIA Membership Categories

The Migration Institute of Australia is the peak association representing migration professionals across Australia and overseas.

Our members provide migration advice to a broad range of clients including prospective and settled migrants, employers, workers, students, families and humanitarian entrants.

Read more about our association here.

Benefits of MIA Membership

The MIA provides high quality education, advocacy, professional support and advisory services for our members.

Read more about benefits of MIA membership here.

Become a member

The MIA offers a range of different membership options depending on your circumstances. Applicants must meet the relevant MIA membership eligibility criteria as outlined.


Commercial RMA

For fee-charging registered migration agents.

$610 annual investment
Special discount applies to 2022/2023 MARNs


Non Commercial RMA Member

For Registered Migration Agents listed as non-fee charging by OMARA.

$149 annual investment


Legal Practitioner Member

For Australian legal practising certificate holders who are not RMAs and have the requisite qualifications and experience in providing immigration advice and assistance as outlined in our Rules.

$610 annual investment


Legal Practitioner (Non-Commercial)

For legal practitioners who meet the eligibility criteria for Legal Practitioner membership AND can demonstrate that they provide immigration assistance exclusively through a community legal centre or other not-for profit organisation.

$149 annual investment



Apply for this non-voting member category if you are new to migration and intending to complete the Immigration Essentials for Lawyers course. Your member application must be approved before you can register for any MIA courses or events at the member discount rate.

$610 annual investment


Corporate Membership

Our Corporate Membership Plans offer discounted rates for businesses with three or more eligible members across any of the categories listed.

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Support for Students

If you are studying migration law with a view to become a Registered Migration Agent, or undertaking your legal practical training with a view to working as a migration professional, you can apply to become an MIA subscriber. This option is not available if you already have a MARN or Legal Practice Certificate. This free service provides useful information to support your studies as well as discounted access to selected courses. Once you are qualified and registered you can apply for MIA membership in the relevant category as listed above.



Do you have questions about becoming an MIA Member?