As of 1 January 2004, MEA has introduced a new membership structure. More information on the structure can be found at our Member Benefits page. Membership categories are based on business size, measured by the number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including all employees, not just those working in the business events area.
Please note: all costs are Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
Category A 1-5 FTE employees
The fee for Category A membership
is $450 AUD plus a $35 joining fee, a total of $485
AUD GST inclusive. Entitled to one mailing subscription*
and one vote**.
Category B 6-30 FTE employees
The fee for Category B membership
is $765 AUD plus a $65 joining fee, a total of $830
AUD GST Inclusive. Entitled to two mailing subscriptions*
and two votes**.
Category C Over 30 FTE employees
The fee for Category C membership
is $990 AUD plus a $65 joining fee, a total of $1055
AUD GST Inclusive. Entitled to three mailing subscriptions*
and three votes**.
Multi-site Membership - multiple
This category is for hotel chains,
major corporations (with offices in more than one state)
and franchised businesses.
As an alternative to joining as a member based on size, provided that a minimum number in the group become and remain members, the head office (or one location or hotel) must join as a Category C member and the fee for other members linked to that Category C member will be based on a sliding scale according to the number of properties/ locations. For up to 10 locations, the fee is $320 incl GST each; for locations over 10, $195 per location/hotel.
In-house Meeting Member
This membership category is only open
to meetings, conference and event organisers who are
working with Corporations, Associations or Government.
To be eligible the company must be an entity other than
a venue, which conducts or manages meetings or business
events as an adjunct to its primary purpose, and employs
people who are totally or partly dedicated to managing
those meetings or business events.
The fee for the In-House Meeting Member
is $290 AUD plus a $35 AUD joining fee, a total of
$325 AUD GST inclusive.
*'Subscriber' is the contact nominated by the company to receive communications from MEA
Membership Entitlements for the previous membership categories:
Company entitled to extra subscribers at a reduced cost
Membership subscribers are transferable in the event of staff changes
Complimentary listing in the Who's Who Directory plus complimentary copy of annual print edition
Access to favourable credit card merchant rates with Westpac
All employees can attend MEA professional development programs, the national conference, forums, networking activities and site visits at preferential rates
Company entitled to use MEA Member logo
All employees can apply for MEA Accreditation & Recognition
Eligible to enter the MEA Awards in company and individual
Access to Members Only section of the MEA website
Entitled to post job vacancies on the popular JobsMEA site for free*
* conditions apply
** ‘Vote' entitlement relates to AGMs or other meetings
requiring member vote as per MEA's Constitution
Other Membership Categories
Can be added to any membership for
a fee of $195 AUD GST inclusive.
One mailing subscription; ineligible to vote.
International Subscriber Member
Suitable for those who are domiciled
outside Australia and who have an interest in the Australian
meetings and events industry. Fee is $170 (no GST applicable).
Enables any full-time students or
part-time students not currently working in the meetings
and events industry to be part of the network. The fee
is $95 AUD GST incl.
Membership entitlements for above categories:
Receive all MEA national and relevant
A free copy of MEA's Who's Who
in Meetings & EventsDirectory
Attend all MEA functions, annual
conference and professional development programs at