Membership of the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. (QAA)


Becoming a member of the QAA is an easy process and can be done online.

Once you become a member, your QAA membership will continue to renew each year until such time as you cancel it.

The QAA is an inclusive association. If you work to Australian Standards and promote the tree industry the best possible way through education, a QAA membership may benefit you.


Member Logins Now Active

Many of you would have received an email communication advising that you can now log into the QAA website. Please follow the instructions to log in and ensure all details are up to date. Membership renewals will now be completed through the website, if you have not paid your membership, you will have 30 days before it will lock you out of your account.

If you require a RESENT WELCOME EMAIL to be sent to you, please email your request to or alternatively call us on (07) 3821 1488.



The QAA facilitates a diverse range of training with different focusses for contractors, consultants, employees and employers, all of which are discounted for members.


The QTCC (Queensland Tree Climbing Championships) is run by the QAA and you need to be a current financial member to win major prizes.


Due to member numbers, the QAA are able to negotiate very competitive rates as a group purchaser on Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Event Discounts

Members receive discounted entry fees to QAA run workshops, training and events. The exact discount is based on your membership level.

Magazine Subscription

Membership also includes a subscription to the bi-monthly arboricultural industry publication, Arbor Age Magazine.


Members are entitled to free advertising on the QAA Website for employment positions.


General Membership – One Person

10% Workshop Discount

Annual Price: $200.00

Initial Joining Fee: $44.00

Qualified Membership – One Person

20% Workshop Discount

Annual Price: $214.00

Initial Joining Fee: $100.00

Corporate Membership

10% Workshop Discount

Annual Price: 1-5: $484.00 | 6-10: $847.00 | 10+: $96 per extra person

Student Membership

30% Workshop Discount

Annual Price: $85.00

No Joining Fee*


Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Due to member numbers, the QAA are able to negotiate very competitive rates as a group purchaser on Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. Membership and insurance renewals are invoiced before the end of the tax year. Further savings are achieved by offsetting these business expenses against your income tax liability soon after they are incurred. QAA membership fee is often fully recovered due to the discounted insurance.

Important Note: Qualified Members get 20% off of their Public Liability Insurance!!

QAA Website Advertising and Updates

By becoming a member of the QAA you are entitled to free advertising on the QAA website for employment positions. You will also have access to regular industry updates, downloadable PDF’s, our Events Calendar and links via the website, as well as regular updates via our FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter social media pages.

You are also entitled to a discount at our books shop and on QAA run workshops.

QAA Logo

Qualified and Approved Register members are provided with QAA vehicle stickers at renewal. These stickers will be dated for the Qualified Membership year. If required, we can also provide you with a dated logo for Yellow Pages advertising, web use or for your own business stationery.

Note: Use of the QAA logo is to show current Qualified Member Status only.

Workshops and Affiliated Training

Thanks to our Education Sponsor Interlink Training, the QAA provide regular workshops covering a wide spectrum of tree and industry related subjects, all of which are discounted for members. For a full list of upcoming events visit our Events page. Members will also be provided with other training opportunities run outside of the QAA.

Subscription to Arbor Age Magazine

The Arbor Age Magazine is a bi-monthly arboricultural industry publication that features industry specific news including updates on OH&S issues, articles on best practice work methods, machinery and equipment features, the Consulting Arborist section, industry events, and a classified section.

Queensland Tree Climbing Championships

The Queensland Tree Climbing Championships (QTCC) are run by the QAA. This event is a great networking opportunity and a fantastic way to showcase everyday tree climbing skills in an internationally recognised event. The top competitors go on to the National Tree Climbing Championship to represent Queensland and are sponsored by the QAA. You need to be a current financial member of the QAA to be eligible to win major prizes at QTCC.

MOU With The Following Arb Associations

– New Zealand Arboricultural Association
– Tree Guild of Western Australia
– South Australian Society of Arboriculture
– Victorian Tree Industry Organisation
– Australian Institute of Horticulture
– International Society of Arboriculture.

The QAA have recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the above organisations. We are very happy to be working to build international and national bridges within the industry and to have the opportunity to share industry information.

Through the support of our members, the QAA can continue to develop and provide additional benefits to our members and our industry. The QAA applies for grants on behalf of the tree industry to government bodies for support with health and safety, training, education, research, and development for the arboricultural industry. As QAA is a not for profit association and has limited resources this still remains a priority to further a growth industry within the state of Queensland.

Nevertheless, the QAA is committed to our industry and constantly strives to make it better by improving the value of QAA membership and maintaining the tree amenity and beauty of Queensland.

The QAA is the largest state based Arboricultural Association in Australia and we actively encourage all those that care about trees and the tree industry to join us in making the industry better and stronger for the benefit of all.

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