ICOM membership is open to museums and galleries, their staff and volunteers, museum sector providers, museum retirees and post-graduate students undertaking museum related study.
Individuals and organisations who deal in cultural or heritage objects for profit are not eligible for membership.
Three reasons to join (561kB)
Code of ethics
Members of ICOM undertake to abide by the ICOM Code of ethics for museums . This code is a cornerstone of ICOM. It sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff.
Membership rates (2017)
Membership is for a calendar year commencing 1 Jan.
GST does not apply.
Discount for Museums Australia members
Museums Australia individual members receive 5% discount on ICOM Australia individual membership.
Payments are only acceptable in Australian Dollars.
Please note that the issuing of new member cards from Paris takes at least 4-6 weeks.
International committees and affiliated organisations
Members of ICOM are eligible to apply for a range of international committees and affiliated organisations.
The on-line application service is currently unavailable since we are migrating to a new database. As an alternative please see the manual application section below.
Manual applications for new memberships can be made by completing and sending one of the appropriate forms below. For assistance contact the ICOM Secretariat in the Museums Australia National Office:
p: (02) 6230 0346
On-line renewals are not available currently since we are moving to a new database. Members will be advised once on-line renewals are again available.
Manual renewals can be made using one of the following renewal forms below. For assistance contact the ICOM Secretariat in the Museums Australia National Office:
p: (02) 6230 0346