New membership FAQs


What is ATEC’s 20/21 new member offer fine print?

This year, ATEC is supporting the industry with a special #buildbackbetter 25% off all new memberships. 

  • Pro rata membership fee listed online includes 25% discount
  • All amounts in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST
  • Discount is only valid for 2020/21 membership year & offer is only valid for new members joining before 31/12/2020
  • Membership expires 30/06/2021 regardless of join date


What supporting documents do I need to complete my application? 

To maintain our quality standards within the ATEC membership, certain documents listed below are required to accompany your application. 

  • Copy of certificate of registration of business name certificate OR certificate of incorporation
  • Company extract including names of all directors, shareholders and amount of shares held by each shareholder/s. In the case of a sole trader or partnership, the proprietor or partner should be listed. In the case of a government department a list of governing board members would suffice. Please note failure to provide these details will result in an AU$50.00 administration fee to source these details. 
  • Copy of certificate of currency for public liability insurance - min. cover AU$20 million 
  • Copy of certificate of currency for professional indemnity insurance – min. cover AUD$500,000 (Buyers only) 
  • 150-word company profile which promotes your company and the unique features and benefits of your products/services
  • Letter from accountant confirming financial viability OR certified copy of financial statements
  • Your company logo (optional)
  • Two references from existing ATEC members are mandatory. Please contact ATEC for assistance should you need to confirm the main contact. Please note that references for Buyers must be from a current Seller member of ATEC. Your referees will be contacted to confirm their support of your application.


Where can I view the ATEC Code of Business Practice? 

The ATEC Code of Business Practice laid down by ATEC can be viewed on ATEC’s website.


What's displayed on the directory and who has access to the member directory?

The contact details and company profile/ description will be published on the membership database. The database is accessible by all ATEC staff, ATEC Board members, ATEC Branch Committee members, ATEC member companies, and ATEC’s database software company. 


Payment methods

ATEC offers two options for payment of membership fees. One-off total payment in full by Visa or MasterCard ; or instalments by direct debit (see below).


How can I pay my fees by direct debit in one single, quarterly or monthly instalments?

Please note that you will have to select 'Cheque/EFT' as the payment method upon checkout. You must complete a direct debit form here or your application will not be presented to the ATEC National Board for review. You can choose to set up single, quarterly or monthly direct debit facility with us and your fees will be automatically deducted from your account if your application is approved. 


How long does it take to complete the online application form?

If you have all of your above-mentioned documentation ready to be uploaded, completing the application should take 15-20 minutes to complete.


What's next after completing the application?

Following the completion of the application form and confirmation of the supporting documentation, your submission will be presented to the ATEC National Board for approval. Please note, final approval of membership resides with the ATEC National Board and under no circumstances is the Board required to provide any reason for their decision (including declined applications). Once your application is approved, we will be in touch again to formally welcome you to the Australian Tourism Export Council. 


What will ATEC be delivering in this current environment? What my return on investment?

We are very focused on delivering value to our members - particularly in this difficult time.  Our ongoing support programs, advocacy, training and leadership webinars are critical to industry's recovery. Learn more about our activities here.


I need more help!

Contact the membership team or your Branch manager anytime, we’d be delighted to help.