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Member benefits & fees

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Join our Australia-wide community of technical communication professionals.

The Australian Society for Technical Communication Incorporated (ASTC) is the national society for technical communicators and shapes the profession to promote their activities.
With member benefits to help you improve and maintain your skills, the ASTC gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from the challenges faced by others in your profession. You'll also keep up-to-date with emerging trends, new technologies and tools, and changing work practices. 

Individual membership includes full, student or retired member options. If you work as part of a technical writing team, you may want to consider a corporate membership. 

Learn more about the benefits of Individual Membership and Corporate Membership below.

New Members

To join the ASTC, go to our booking site:

Existing Members

For existing members, we'll email your membership renewal to you. The payment details are on your invoice.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are for 12 months from 1 July to June 30 the following year.

If you join after the July annual renewal, fees are charged pro-rata up to the next July.

ASTC membership is GST free. Our ABN is: 67 484 198 411.

Membership fees 


Membership fees are for 12 months from

1 July to June 30 the following year.

If you join after the July annual renewal, fees are charged pro-rata up to the next July.

  • Full Member $80 per annum

  • Student/Retired $40 per annum

  • Corporate Membership $250 per annum

Individual membership benefits

With individual membership, you have full voting rights for ASTC. You also have:

  • Full voting rights and eligibility to join the ASTC Committee.

  • Centralised access to resources and information through the ASTC website.

  • Regular email updates with information and offers.

  • Opt-in access to a job opportunities mailing list and links provided through LinkedIn.

  • Information about new and developing technologies.

  • Networking opportunities through social media, Members Meetings, and our Annual Conference.

  • A professional support network.

  • Access to the quarterly ISTC (Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators) Communicator magazine.

  • Access to the online International Journal of Technical Communicators (IJTC) (coming soon, in time for the new membership year!).

  • Training workshops and education programs.

  • Discounted access to our Annual Conference.

  • Discounts for sponsors’ products.

Tax-deductible costs

For individual members, your membership fee, meeting, seminar, and conference fees and expenses might be tax deductible. For more information, speak to your accountant or see Deductions you can claim.

Membership Individual
Membership Corporate

Corporate membership benefits

If your organisation has a team of technical communicators, ASTC corporate membership is a great way to provide them with real benefits, including:


  • All the benefits of individual membership for ALL your Technical Writers, except individual voting rights. Instead, your organisation nominates one person with voting rights on behalf of your organisation.

  • Displaying your company logo on the ASTC website.

Tax-deductible costs

For corporate members, membership is tax deductible as a fee paid to a trade, business, or professional association.


Meeting, seminar, and conference fees are also tax deductible because they're a form of self-education that maintains or improves your employees' knowledge and skills.


The ASTC promotes networking in many ways although these have changed since the advent of COVID-19. Our annual conference is the main networking event, but we also have formal and informal meet-ups conducted via Zoom. Technical communicators often work alone, or maybe in a small team. Our networking allows for support and sharing of information and ideas, and to meet other people in similar roles. Check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.


The ASTC supports professional development through education and learning to keep up with changes in the way we work and the tools we use.
We are always looking for new opportunities for members and non-members to update or advance our knowledge and skills.
Training delivery has changed dramatically and now allows access to content both locally and globally.


ASTC members can elect to receive our Job Opportunity emails. We publish details of jobs we hear about. If you are thinking of making a change, constantly looking for new challenges or just curious about what's out there, why not subscribe? It's free to our members, and to employers and agents alike. 

If you hear of a technical writer job going, let us know via our contact us page and we'll advertise it. 


We have agreements with related associations in Australasia and other regions around the world. 

Through this we open career doors for our members and provide resources and services at member rates. 

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