Who can join DCA?

Unfortunately, due to conflicts of interest and protection of our intellectual property, DCA does not offer membership to businesses providing diversity and inclusion consulting.

DCA was originally established to assist workplaces, and our membership framework is designed with that in mind, so we are unable to offer individual memberships. However, our charitable purpose means that much of our website content is public, and we invite you to stay informed on Australian workplace diversity and inclusion matters by signing up for our communications.

Who has access to resources?

All employees of a DCA membership organisation can obtain their own login to access the complete member offering. Our vast range of resources is developed from our own evidence-based Australian research and membership is therefore restricted to Australian and New Zealand organisations and employees.

DCA’s Terms and Conditions of membership do not permit members to share our intellectual property (IP) with external organisations. Member resources can only be shared with your employees. All member organisations must adhere to these conditions. If your members are not already DCA members, you are welcome encourage them to join DCA to help create more diversity, inclusion, and equity within your industry.

Our membership Terms and Conditions only cover employees of member organisations, and our system works by matching employee email domains to an organisation’s membership to ensure our IP is protected. Therefore volunteers, board, and committee members cannot access member-only content. They are welcome to utilise our public website content and sign up for our communications. With 1390 current DCA members it may well be that their employer is already a DCA member. If not, they are invited to find out more about joining DCA here.

What if I'm not a member?

Our events and other resources are a significant membership value offering and so are open only to DCA members. However, we do offer a limited number of events that are open to non-members for a fee, and information about these events are shared in our communications. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to subscribe to DCA communications for regular updates.

A great deal of DCA’s website content is publicly available, so there is lots to explore.
We encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to get a taste for what’s on offer. You can also follow DCA on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and X to stay across the latest in D&I news, upcoming events, research and topics of interest.

What are the fees and what's included?

Membership fees are calculated based upon your total workforce numbers (full-time, part-time, and casual) using a tier system – view our membership fee structure. Only registered charities listed under the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission are eligible for a 50% discount on fees. This tiered fee structure has proved the most consistent and fairest way of calculating fees for all our member organisations, and the most inclusive for your entire workforce.

DCA is the not-for-profit peak body leading D&I in Australian workplaces, and we receive no direct government funding that supports our operations. Funding is generated from membership fees and sponsorships, enabling us to continually improve upon the value of membership for organisations by offering the latest in research, thought-leadership, events, leading-practice resources, and learning products.

DCA’s membership includes complete workforce access to a vast body of diversity and inclusion resources and events for all your staff. Additional products and services such as Knowledge Programs, eLearning, the Inclusion at Work Index, and Speakers Bureau, cost extra but are heavily discounted for DCA members.

This is sometimes asked by organisations from sectors such as manufacturing and consumer goods, where a proportion of employees don’t directly access the membership via their own work PC. Whilst complete workforce access is a significant membership bonus, the main value of DCA membership is as an extensive resource for building an organisation’s internal diversity and inclusion capability, ultimately benefiting all employees, regardless of their job type. It’s also worth noting that membership can be accessed via a range of devices and our events are recorded to watch anytime and anywhere.

We encourage enquiries from interested research partners and event sponsors, and regularly source event panellists from our member community. To find out more about potential opportunities please email research@dca.org.au or events@dca.org.au.

What our members say

The online events have been so valuable and the resources on the member portal are fabulous.

The membership has supported me with building my confidence as a D&I professional, expanding my knowledge on areas I have little experience and helps me to feel confident I am delivering the most current information from a trusted source.

Nothing beats DCA, it is the best asset I have to do my job as well as I do.

I cannot express in words the value I have personally benefited from DCA - suffice to say it has been INCREDIBLY SIGNFICANT.

Knowing there is a community of DEI professionals in Australia that we can reach out to - also the ongoing support from your team has been phenomenal. Thank you again!