About Us

IAP2 is an international member association which seeks to promote and improve the practice of public participation or community engagement, incorporating individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest throughout the world. IAP2 Australasia is the leading public participation Association in Australasia.

As an international leader in public participation, IAP2 has developed the IAP2 Core Values for Public Participation for use in the development and implementation of public participation processes. These core values were developed over a two-year period with broad international input to identify those aspects of public participation which cross national, cultural, and religious boundaries. The purpose of these core values is to help make better decisions which reflect the interests and concerns of potentially affected people and entities.

With the implementation of a new governance structure in 2013, the new IAP2 Australasia Ltd Constitution has been developed.

The IAP2 Australasia Strategic Plan was ratified by the Board November 2014. The Strategic Plan will play an integral role in managing the Association and achieving its goals over the next three years.

A detailed copy of the IAP2 Australasia Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 is now available. This plan outlines the goals and initiatives for our Affiliate as we work towards becoming the “go to” place for community and stakeholder engagement.

IAP2 Australasia is proud to be recognised as an affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). The Australasian Affiliate, created by a handful of far-sighted, dedicated individuals in 1998 is one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the International Association.