ECA Membership

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been a voice for young children since 1938. ECA’s vision is that every young child is thriving and learning. Our role in achieving this is to promote the rights and interests of all young children and to support the delivery of high-quality early childhood education and care.

ECA has enjoyed a long and celebrated history, commemorating 80 years of continuous advocacy for young children and those who educate and nurture them—work that has only been possible with the support of our members.

Membership of ECA ensures that you are kept informed of the latest practice, research and policy in the sector while also accessing exclusive benefits and discounts. Most importantly, you will be supporting ECA to be a voice for young children. Our membership encompasses service providers across a diversity of service types and governance structures (e.g. private, not-for-profit and public).

Service/School Membership

$246/year

  • For early childhood services, schools and other organisations working directly with young children and their families
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates on sector–related issues
  • Three registrations at the ECA member rate to each ECA event
  • Every Child magazine
    subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter
    subscription
  • ECA branch newsletters
  • ECA Code of Ethics brochure
  • Two free ECA Learning Hub online professional learning modules—voucher
  • Discount on ECA Learning Hub online professional learning annual subscription
  • Discounts on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Discounts on selected ECA Shop resources
  • Discounts on sector conferences and events
  • Annual membership
    certificate
  • New member pack

Professional Membership

$150/year

  • For early childhood education and care professionals who work with or for young children, their families and carers
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates on sector–related issues
  • One registration at the ECA member rate to each ECA event
  • Every Child magazine
    subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter
    subscription
  • ECA branch newsletters
  • ECA Code of Ethics brochure
  • One free ECA Learning Hub online professional learning webinar—voucher
  • Discount on ECA Learning Hub online professional learning annual subscription
  • Discounts on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Discounts on selected ECA Shop resources
  • Discounts on sector conferences and events
  • Invitations to attend ECA branch networking events
  • New member pack

Student/Concession Membership

$11/year

  • For individuals studying early childhood education or equivalent, or unemployed, retired or on extended leave
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates on sector–related issues
  • One registration at the ECA member rate to each ECA event
  • Every Child digital magazine subscription
  • ECA Voice national quarterly  newsletter—digital
  • ECA branch newsletters
  • ECA Code of Ethics e-brochure
  • One free ECA Learning Hub online professional learning webinar—voucher
  • Discount on ECA Learning Hub online professional learning annual subscription
  • Discounts on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Discounts on selected ECA Shop resources
  • Discounts on sector conferences and events

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  • New student member pack

Institution Membership

$366/year

  • For universities, research institutions, RTOs, local, state and federal government agencies, and other institutions
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates on sector–related issues
  • Five registrations at the ECA member rate to each ECA event
  • Every Child magazine
    subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter
    subscription
  • ECA branch newsletters

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  • Two free ECA Learning Hub online professional learning modules or webinars—voucher
  • Discounts on
    ECA publication
    subscriptions
  • Discounts on selected ECA Shop resources
  • Discounts on sector conferences and events
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  • New member pack

* Applicable for ECA Learning Hub produced content only. Excludes co-partner modules.

Multi-Service Member Packages

These member packages are for large provider organisations and authorities with multiple services or schools (five or more) that would like to coordinate access to ECA products.

Price on application—bundled discounts on multiple services and schools also available. Centralised discounted invoicing across multiple sites with an account manager and discount code.

Contact us today: eca@earlychildhood.org.au or call 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia).


Your membership of ECA enhances our capacity to be a strong voice for children. Membership is tax deductible for individuals who work in the sector.

Non-Australia residents can also sign up to ECA membership—additional charges are applied to cover postage of information and resources.

Members also benefit from our strong media profile and policy development capabilities, with opportunities to contribute to the national policy debate and demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of the early childhood education sector more broadly. We also provide members, who wish to be involved, with the opportunity to participate in media stories.


Current third-party discounts:

  • ECA members can access a reduced rate on QANTAS club membership
  • To receive a discount when hiring a car through Hertz Car Hire, members can quote ECA’s corporate discount code when booking online, over the phone or at the counter
  • The Hanen Centre offers online seminars with a 20 per cent discount for ECA members.
  • ECA members can apply for a 30 per cent discount on the Torrens University Master of Education in Early Childhood. For more details contact Course and Career Advisor Alexandra Phillipou at enquiries@tua.edu.au
  • ECA members can save 10 per cent on accommodation bookings with HotelClub.

Gift membership

Do you need a gift for the person who has everything, or wish to thank a colleague? An ECA membership is the perfect gift!

You will both be contributing to ECA’s advocacy work in supporting high-quality experiences for young children and those who care for them.

Simply call at 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia) or email us at eca@earlychildhood.org.au.


Renew

If you have received a renewal notification from ECA, or wish to renew or extend your membership please click here to login to your account online. If you do not know your login details please follow the prompts or call ECA on 1800 356 900.  You can also update your details on your account once logged in.

Thank you for your continued support of ECA.

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