Welcome to IABC Victoria

Since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has set the standard of global excellence for communication professionals.

IABC Victoria is the world’s largest IABC chapter outside North America. We run an active program of events, networking opportunities, professional development, international certification and global industry awards.

Our members are part of a rapidly growing communication association and one that is fiercely focused on the needs of Victorian communication professionals.

It’s one of the best industry membership groups in the world.

Elevate Your Value

We deliver internationally-recognised professional development programs that increase our members’ credibility and value as strategic communication professionals.




Certification is a great way to validate your experience, benchmark your skills and measure your career progress. At IABC Victoria, we fully support our members to attain this goal.

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) offers two levels of certification: Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP).

IABC Academy

The IABC Academy is IABC’s online training hub. Sign up to online workshops facilitated by leading experts or join in a webinar to stay ahead of emerging issues in the profession.



We run an active program of events, networking opportunities, professional development, international certification and global industry awards. We offer you:

  • Professional development that can accelerate your communication, public relations, marketing or digital career
  • Connection to your local peers and a dynamic network of business communication professionals in more than 70 countries worldwide
  • Global recognition that will set you apart from the rest.


At IABC Victoria we’re always busy planning our next event, providing our members with many opportunities to develop, connect and be recognised. From our regular members-only mid-week mingles to professional development workshops with top industry experts, we’ve got everyone covered.

See all our upcoming events below and check back regularly for updates and registration.

Focusing on our collective strength and ability to impact the world around us and the continuous, evolved state of change we’re wading through each day, we’ll discuss what’s next and how we’ll set about accomplishing “it,” no matter what “it” is to you.

Connect with peers from around the globe, hear from leading industry experts through exceptional sessions, and leave this virtual event with knowledge that creates value for your company and elevates your career.

When:  28 – 30 June

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We’ve seen how important communication professionals are to organisations and cultures in a climate of setbacks and global upheaval but how do you set yourself apart and maintain your professional development?

Please join us in conversation with Sia Papageorgiou FRSA, SCMP about how you can navigate the pathway to professional global GCCC* certification in Communication and give yourself that edge.

We’ll ask the burning questions of Sia: ‘Why and how is this is important and why should one care? What’s involved? The cost?’ We’ll also hear from others who have received certification and who can share their experience.

*The Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certifications are two certifications offered by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC®).

The Global Standard was developed by IABC through research and consultation with the wider profession and states that communication professionals around the world embrace a shared career purpose and six core principles as the building blocks of their work. Those principles are:

– Ethics
– Strategy
– Analysis
– Context
– Engagement
– Consistency

When: Thursday 22nd July, 3pm AEST
Where: Virtual webinar

Read here for more details on the GCCC and the Global Standard.

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Join us for our annual gala to celebrate the great achievements of our Bronze Quill Award winners.

More information to come.

When: Thursday 12th August
Where: ACMI, Federation Square

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