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ACTS member institutions include universities, TAFEs and polytechnics throughout the Australasia region (Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea and neighbouring Pacific Islands).

Members benefits

ACTS member institutions include universities, TAFEs and polytechnics throughout the Australasia region (Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea and neighbouring Pacific Islands). In addition, corporate organisations, businesses, NGOs, higher education associations and government departments can join ACTS as corporate or affiliate members.

  • Access to the members-only web content, including comprehensive resources.

  • Access to the EAUC (a UK based association) and AASHE (a USA based association) member resources – as part of an exclusive international collaboration.

  • Free member access to our popular webinars.

  • Access to the LiFE Index guidelines, a comprehensive performance management and improvement system.

  • Exclusive member access to Sustainability Contacts – a unique online database of key sector relevant sustainability professionals and experts.

  • Eligibility for the ACTS Scholarships.

  • ACTS Annual Conference at member discounted prices.

  • The prestigious Green Gown Awards Australasia, including exclusive member only eligibility to the ACTS Award of Excellence and the recently announced International Green Gown Awards.

  • ACTS regional events, including professional development and networking.

  • Exclusive discounts and opportunities on sustainable products and service from our corporate members and sponsors.

  • Subscription to enACT.

  • Publicity of your institution’s sustainability achievements, including the Member Spotlight.

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Membership types

Institutional membership


Institutional membership connects Universities, TAFEs and Polytechnics in Australia and New Zealand who are working to create a sustainable future. ACTS provides the opportunity for individuals, teams and whole institutions to share both problems and solutions among a wide network of peers within the sector. We utilise case studies, interactive forums and networking opportunities to facilitate the collaborative sharing of sustainability knowledge and opportunities.

Any student or staff member of a member institution can register on our website to access a suite of member-only benefits.

EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load).

ACTS collects annual fees from Institutional Members on a sliding scale structure to ensure maximum representation of the tertiary sector within Australasia.

Australasian Universities

0 – 19,999


> 20,000


Australasian TAFES/Polytechnics

0 – 9,999


10,000 – 19,999


> 20,000



This connects your organisation with sustainability professionals throughout the Australasian tertiary education sector.




NFP Affiliate



Provides opportunities for your company or business to connect with a diverse and inspired community of consumers, including our institutional financial members, and enhance your presence in the Australasian tertiary education sector.




Sole Trader

University of Melbourne

Member directory

Membership is open to Tertiary Education institutions in Australia and New Zealand, corporations, businesses, government and non-government organisations. We run projects in over 30 countries in 5 continents.

Foundation members

The founding institutional members of ACTS have been instrumental partners in the development of the association:

Current members

Current number of institutions signed up

Affiliate members

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The ISSP is the world’s leading professional association of sustainability professionals. They work to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, education, knowledge sharing, research, and professional credentials.