Membership Types

Our AssociationYour Migration Institute of Australia membership runs for 12 months from the day your membership application is approved.

All fees and charges are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST.

Once you are a member, you may be able to claim your MIA membership fee as a work-related expense. Check with the ATO before lodging your tax return.

Got a question about becoming a Member? Contact our friendly membership team today by phone +61 (2) 9249 9000 or email

Membership for RMAs

Member (commercial)

According to the Office of the MARA, a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) is classified as Commercial if they charge a fee for giving immigration assistance, therefore making a profit.

For the purpose of joining the Migration Institute of Australia there are two types of membership under this category, each with their own fee:

  1. New Commercial RMA: agents with a current or previous year MARN (i.e. 2014 or 2015 MARN)
  2. Commercial RMA: agents with 2 or more years industry experience (i.e. 2013 MARN or earlier)

If you are a migration agent who is registered as fee-charging with the Office of the MARA then you should join the Migration Institute of Australia as a 'Commercial' Member.

To help our members, this coming financial year the MIA will be introducing instalment membership subscriptions payment options for Commercial Members. The MIA appreciates and understands the financial pressures many members face.

Commercial Members for the 2015-2016 financial year will be able pay membership fees in quarterly instalments. Members who choose this option will receive quarterly notifications to prompt them for their next payment, which can be made simply and quickly online.

Please note, members who choose the option of quarterly instalments will have 28 days to complete each payment. If payment falls outside of the time period, their membership will be suspended.

By selecting to pay in quarterly instalments, you agree to enter into a 12 month membership contract with the Migration Institute of Australia and will be liable for the full 12 month fee, paid in 4 quarterly instalments throughout your membership period. There will be a minimal administration fee of $4.49 per annum for instalment payments.

Member (non commercial)

According to the Office of the MARA, a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) is classified as Non-Commercial if they do not charge a fee for giving immigration assistance, therefore not-for-profit.

For this category of membership the Migration Institute of Australia offers a discounted rate to registered migration agents and we also waive the usual joining fee. Join the MIA as a Member (Non-Commercial) today for only $121 (GST inclusive)!


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