About Us

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

As an international leader in public participation, IAP2 has developed tools that are widely used and acknowledged. These are the Core Values for Public Participation for use in the development and implementation of public participation processes; and the IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum which assists with the selection of the level of participation that defines the public’s role in any community engagement program. And, the Quality Assurance Standard for Community and Stakeholder Engagement, is recognised as the international standard for public participation practice.

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 2018. The Strategic Plan will play an integral role in managing the Association and achieving its goals over the next three years.

A copy of the IAP2A Strategic Plan to 30 June 2021 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.