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Membership 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.


Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership is open to anyone actively involved in or new to the HVAC&R industry.


Student Member

Student Membership is available for full-time students, apprentices, and trainees in Australia.


Graded Member

Open to Affiliate Members that can show a mix of qualifications, experience, and responsibility working as a professional or practitioner in HVAC&R.



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.

Postnominal at retirement

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.


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.

Become an AIRAH member

Join the only dedicated body for people actively engaged in Australia's HVAC&R industry.