AIRAH member types

Whether you work as a mechanical engineer, tradesperson, or in a role supporting the HVAC&R building services industry, we offer several AIRAH membership types – including programs for young members and/or students.

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For information on AIRAH membership fees, please click here.

AIRAH Affiliate member
Affiliate member

Open to: Anyone actively involved in or new to the HVAC&R building services industry.

Post-nominal: Affil.AIRAH

Please note: After joining AIRAH as an Affiliate member, you can apply to upgrade your membership to Member, Associate Member, or Fellow.
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If you do not yet have an account on the AIRAH website, please click here to create one.

AIRAH Student member
Under 30 Affiliate / Student member

Open to: Young members or current full-time students, apprentices, or trainees.

These memberships provide eligible candidates with a low-cost (under 30) or free (student) membership to AIRAH.

Post-nominal: Affil.AIRAH / Stud.AIRAH
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AIRAH Member
Member / Associate Member

Open to: Anyone that can show a mix of qualifications, experience, and responsibility working as a professional or practitioner in HVAC&R building services.

Post-nominal: M.AIRAH / AM.AIRAH

Please note: The grading process will determine whether you will be recognised as a Member or Associate Member.
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AIRAH Fellow

Open to: Industry professionals, practitioners, teachers, or researchers who have made significant contributions to the HVAC&R industry. Applicants will usually be members of AIRAH for at least 10 years or have an equivalent level of experience in a senior position.

Post-nominal: F.AIRAH

Please note: Fellowship applications are reviewed and approved by AIRAH’s Board.
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AIRAH Retired member
Retired member

Open to: Graded AIRAH members (Member, Associate Member, Fellow) who are over the age of 67 and no longer working full-time may enquire about qualifying for retired member fees.

Post-nominal: Post-nominal at time of retirement (M.AIRAH, AM.AIRAH, F.AIRAH)
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AIRAH Life member

Life member

Life membership is one of the greatest honours bestowed upon an AIRAH member. It includes recipients of the James Harrison Medal in recognition of the highest levels of individual achievement in the Australian HVAC&R industry.

Post-nominal: L.AIRAH
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Looking for information on professional registration and the AIRAH Professional Engineer register? Please visit AIRAH Professional Engineer Register

If you own a business that employs staff or if you’re a professor/instructor at a university or TAFE, you may be interested in learning about our Employer and Education Partner Programs.

AIRAH also offers a membership program for those residing in developing countries. For more information, please click here.

Have a question or need assistance? Please email [email protected]

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