Organisation Memberships

The ICOM's definition of a museum as of August 2022 is,“A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability. They operate and communicate ethically, professionally and with the participation of communities, offering varied experiences for education, enjoyment, reflection and knowledge sharing.” 

The following types of organisations are eligible for AMaGA organisational membership:

  • social history and folk museums
  • art galleries and art centres
  • natural, archaeological and ethnographic monuments and sites and historical monuments and sites of a museum nature that acquire, conserve and communicate material evidence of people and their environment
  • institutions holding collections of and displaying specimens of plants and animals, such as botanical and zoological gardens, herbaria, aquaria and vivaria
  • science centres
  • cultural centres and other entities that facilitate the preservation, continuation and management of tangible or intangible heritage resources (living heritage and digital creative activity), such as Keeping Places
  • such other institutions as the National Council consider as having some or all of the characteristics of a museum.

Organisation Membership Pricing

Organisational membership of AMaGA is based on annual operating budget found in organisational annual reports or on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website


Organisation Level A - Less than $50,000 $161.00

Organisation Level B - $50,000 - 200,000 $261.00

Organisation Level C - $200,000 - $2 million $589.00

Organisation Level D - $2 million - $8 million $1,250.00

Organisation Level E - $8 million - $25 million $3,000.00

Organisation Level F State - More than $25 million $6,000.00

Organisation Level F National - More than $25 million $7,000.00


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Organisation Membership Benefits

  • AMaGA organisational members get discounts on awards entry fees, and access to enter the National AMaGA awards
  • Discounted premiums on volunteers insurance for small museums and galleries
  • Discounts on job listings 
  • Discounted prices to attend AMaGA events
  • Eligibility for organisational digital registration for the annual AMaGA national conference


more membership benefits can be found here