Australian Web Awards


AWIA is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on your membership. It can’t exist without the support of its members, so you can help AWIA award incredible work and host inspiring events by becoming a member today. Or, if you’re already a member, help us encourage others with a keen interest in the web industry to join.

Our membership options are:


Perfect for creative agencies, corporates and online businesses, AWIA’s Business membership is a yearly subscription that demonstrates your commitment to Australia’s booming digital industry. On top of special discounts, you can list your business on our directory to advertise jobs, find clients and connect with potential partners and freelancers.

Benefits include:

  • Official recognition as AWIA member with the ability to add the AWIA logo to your website, proposals and marketing
  • Exclusive member-only events and networking opportunities
  • Business specific templates and resources (coming soon!)
  • A business listing in the AWIA member directory
  • Discounted entry into the Australian Web Awards
  • Special discounts on popular digital tools and platforms (coming soon!).

To join AWIA as a business, you’ll need to provide your ABN/ACN that’s registered in Australia (not a sole trader).

Price: $499 (incl. GST)

Join AWIA as a business

Freelancer & Independent

Perfect for sole traders and freelancers (sole trader ABN), AWIA's Individual membership is a yearly subscription loaded with value. Get special discounts on popular digital tools and platforms, AWIA events and access to industry specific templates and resources.

Benefits include:

  •  1 x individual membership
  • Exclusive member-only events and networking opportunities
  • Freelancer and small business specific templates and resources
  • An independent listing on the AWIA member directory
  • Discounted entry into the Australian Web Awards.

Price: $199 (incl. GST)

Join AWIA as an individual

Digital Professional

A Digital Professional membership is for those of you who work in digital – from agency, to corporate, to client side – who have a passion and interest in supporting our booming industry. Being part of AWIA demonstrates your commitment to your peers, the industry at large and increasing the value of the work we do.

We encourage everyone and anyone who works within a digital team to join AWIA as a Digital Professional. It’s ideal for people who aren’t business owners but who want to contribute to and support the industry.

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive member-only events and networking opportunities
  • Industry specific content to stay up-to-date on digital trends, and
  • Invitations to industry events at discounted rates.

Price: Free

Contact [email protected] to join as a digital professional 


Students are the future of our industry, which is why we have a special student only membership for anyone enrolled in an Australian education institution studying an industry related discipline.

To join AWIA as a student, you need to be:

  • Studying in a digital discipline (design & development, marketing & communications, computer science, data and analytics, etc) at a university, TAFE or college in Australia, or
  • Be a recent graduate of a digital discipline course of program (up to 2 years post-completion).

You’ll need to show proof of enrollment in the form of your student ID, a letter from your school or a recent academic transcript.

Price: Free

Contact [email protected] to join as a student 

AWIA Partner

Perfect for businesses with 50 or more staff who would like to play a more active role with us, becoming an AWIA Partner carries a level of prestige and commitment to industry excellence. As an AWIA Partner, your business will be exposed to thousands of digital professionals (and their networks) working right around Australia. It’s an opportunity to be seen as a leader in digital and expand your reach while also contributing to your peers and the wider industry.

Benefits include:

  • Free AWIA yearly membership for you and your team
  • 4 x free entries into the Australian Web Awards
  • Logo featured on AWIA and AWA website for the year
  • Monthly newsletter feature
  • Monthly social media promotion across all AWIA channels.

Price on application (POA)

Contact [email protected] for more information

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