Joining The Institute of Quarrying Australia

Membership of The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is open to everyone with appropriate qualifications and/or experience in, or supplying to, the surface mineral extractive and processing industries. This includes hard-rock quarrying, sand and gravel (both land-based and marine-dredged), recycling, special sands, cement, lime, gypsum, clays, coal, slate, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and concrete products. The Institute also embraces all the professional and consultancy services which support the industry, and there is a special section reserved for those engaged in the supply of plant, equipment, materials and services.

Along with its broad industry base, the IQA membership reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the business and all levels of specialisation. Members include geologists, surveyors, engineers, production managers, quarry and site managers, commercial and financial managers, technical and laboratory staff, landscape architects and environmental specialists, sales and service engineers, health and safety officers/inspectors, planning officers and many others in positions of responsibility.

You can apply for membership directly (Membership Form PDF 800 KB) as below or contact your State branch secretary .

Branch secretaries can recommend members to act as supporters of your application, and can supply information on local Institute activities.

To encourage employment diversity within our membership, the IQA is offering a $50 annual membership fee. This is only offered in conjunction with IQA Greet and Meet Operator BBQ’s being held around the country during 2018. (Operator Membership Form )

The following matrix will help you determine your entry grade to the IQA:

 Requirements for Grades 


 Technical Member 



Are you engaged in the industry?

Do you have a Certificate IV?  
Do you have a Diploma or above?

Have you supervised or managed up to 20 employees for more
than 3 years?

Have you been engaged in the industry for more than 7 years
as well as a Corporate Member for a minimum of 3 years?
Have you managed more than 20 employees or more than one
site for more than 4 years?

If through experience, qualifications and managerial charge, you choose to apply for a grade higher than Associate, your qualifications details (if applicable), and industry experience and responsibilities need to be sited. This information will confirm your membership grade. You can progress throughout your career, starting with the entry grade of Student, and leading to the highest grade of Fellow.

If you have any questions regarding applying for or renewing your membership please contact us.

Subscription rates for 2018/2019 are as follows:

Grade Rate (incl GST) Rate- 2 Year Subscription (incl GST) 
Fellow $295 $560
Member $280 $530
Technical Member $280 $530
Associate $265 $500
Retired $100 N/A
Student Please Contact Us N/A
Quarry Operator (for the 1st 12 months)
i.e. an employee who works in a 100% operational role in the quarry 
e.g. front-end/back-end loader driver, dump truck driver, weighbridge operator etc
$50 N/A
Entrance/ Upgrade $90 N/A

Note: All new memberships incur a one off entrance fee that is paid upon application and is non-refundable. Once payment is made via the credit card details on the form, an email will be sent to you with your tax receipt as well as your membership number.


In 2018-2019, the IQA will be offering reduced subscription rates to retired members and unemployed members.

Retired members:

Current Members wishing to apply for the reduced rate on the grounds of retirement should:
(a) be permanently retired from employment or paid work
(b) sign a declaration to this effect
(c) be aged 55 years or above
(d) have completed at least 10 years membership of the Institute of Quarrying Australia

Unemployed members:

Current Members wishing to apply for the reduced rate due to unemployment should:
(a) be wholly unemployed
(b) be actively seeking work within the quarrying and related industries
(c) sign a declaration to this effect

Reduced subscription rates require an application form to be completed and sent to the IQA's Chief Executive Officer for consideration. The IQA's Chief Executive Officer is the only person who can approve a reduced subscription rate to eligible retired and unemployed members.

Please click  here  to download the Reduced Subscription Rate Application Form before emailing it to


The Institute of Quarrying (IQA) is committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles, which are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy Amendment Act 2014.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of your Personal Information

By providing your personal information you acknowledge and declare that, and consent to:-

  1. IQA collecting and using your personal information for the following purposes:
    1. To assess your current and subsequent application
    2. To update your information
    3. To provide branches with your details for IQA and IQA approved functions and activities
  2. IQA collecting your personal information from, and disclosing it on a confidential basis to, the following:
    1. IQA related entities – CP Board (QMCS), AIQEF, Committees and Council
    2. IQA contracted agents and third parties – Professional conference organisers, Quarry Magazine publisher and Suppliers (for Industry Award purposes)
    3. Government departments and agencies (under law), law enforcement agencies, investigators, lawyers and medical providers (under law)
  3. IQA Products, Services and Marketing as follows:
    1. To provide information and offers about a range of products and services offered by us and our related entities whose products and services we promote
    2. For industry development and market research 

You will inform IQA if you do not want your personal information to be used or disclosed to our related entities 

If in doubt about these protocols or about the Australian Privacy Principles and its application, you are encouraged to seek guidance from the IQA Chief Executive Officer. Please contact Us.