Member Characteristics

AITPM is the peak body for traffic and transport practitioners in Australia and, thanks to our concentration of focus and the quality and level of engagement of our members, we have developed a niche position within the industry.

Our members benefit from their engagement with the Institute through extensive professional development and networking opportunities.

Our membership – currently in excess of 1000 – includes all levels of practitioner, from graduates to business owners and executive directors, with equal representation across all age groups. Generally characterised as decision makers, AITPM members practice in the fields of:

  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Administration
  • Economics.

Membership Periods

The AITPM Membership period runs from 01 April to 31 March annually, regardless of when a member joins.

Membership fees are pro-ratered so that members only pay for the time remaining on that annual membership.  


Our members are active and engaged and, through our website, events and newsletters, are exposed to consistent and extensive industry news and professional development opportunities.

Membership of AITPM is open to those who:

  • hold formal academic qualifications associated with transport planning or traffic management gained from a recognised tertiary institution and who have been practicing in the field of transport planning or traffic management for at least one year;


  • have had appropriate experience for a period of at least three years in the field of traffic planning or traffic management, including research, gained through a recognised organisation, and are actively practicing in the field of traffic planning or traffic management;


  • who are permanent residents of Australia.

Additional membership opportunities are available for students, retired practitioners and corporate organisations.