MIA Membership Categories

The Migration Institute of Australia is the peak association representing migration professionals across Australia and overseas. Only qualified professionals can join the MIA.

Belonging to Australia's leading association for migration professionals is your gateway to a range of benefits and services including high quality education, exclusive events, advocacy and  professional support. Read more about benefits of MIA membership here.

Become a member

Select the membership category that fits your qualifications and complete an application today. If you are unsure which category is right for you contact the Membership Team on [email protected]

Commercial RMA

For fee-charging migration agents registered with OMARA.

$610 annual investment, special 50% discount applies to newly registered agents.

If you registered with OMARA for the first time in 2023 or 2024 this discount will be applied. 


Legal Practitioner Member

For Australian legal practising certificate holders who are not RMAs and meet one of the additional eligibility conditions as outlined in the MIA Rules.

If unsure please chose Affiliate membership and we will assess you for upgrade to this voting membership category at no additional fee.

$610 annual investment.



If you have an Australian legal practising certificate and are new to migration this non voting member category is the one for you.

Your member application must be approved before you can register at the member discount rate for MIA courses such as Immigration Essentials for Lawyers.

$610 annual investment.


Non Commercial RMA Member

For Registered Migration Agents listed as non-fee charging by OMARA.

$149 annual investment.


Legal Practitioner (Non-Commercial)

For legal practitioners who meet the eligibility criteria for Legal Practitioner (voting) membership AND can demonstrate that they provide immigration assistance exclusively through a community legal centre or other not-for profit organisation.

$149 annual investment.


Corporate Member Plans

Our corporate Member Plans offer discounted rates for businesses with three or more eligible members.

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Support for Students

If you are studying migration law with a view to become a Registered Migration Agent, or undertaking your legal practical training with a view to working as a migration professional, you can apply to become an MIA subscriber.

This option is not available if you already have a MARN or Legal Practice Certificate. This free subscription service provides useful information to support your studies as well as discounted access to selected courses. Once you are qualified and registered you can apply for MIA membership in the relevant category as listed above.



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