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Join the Australian Association of Social Workers and become part of an active and vibrant professional community of more than 16,000 fellow members committed to maintaining high standards, ethical practice and ongoing professional development. Benefit from a range of products and services designed to help you learn, grow and evolve throughout your social work career.

Find out more about the benefits of being a member in the video below:

We look forward to welcoming you to our member community.

Are you eligible for membership?

Membership of the AASW is available to applicants holding either an AASW approved social work qualification from an Australian tertiary institution or qualifications from overseas that have been recognised by the AASW as comparable to an AASW approved social work qualification. Find out more.

How to join or reinstate a previous membership

There are two easy ways to become a member of the AASW. Simply choose one of the following options:

1. Joining online is quick and easy! Follow the prompts in the 'Join online now' link below

Join online now

2. Our preference is that you apply online via the link above, however if that is not an option you may complete the Ordinary Membership or Student Membership application form and email in
Download the Ordinary Membership Application Form

Download the Student Membership Application Form

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are completing the interactive membership application form, please save it to your computer first before completing.

3. For more information, please refer to the Membership team at or on 1800 630 124

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers