Associate Membership

For those who wish to be affiliated as a member of the Institute, but have not yet completed their horticultural qualifications. 

This category recognises knowledge, skills and experience over time as equivalent to that obtained through formal qualifications. Associate Members are entitled to use the post nominal AAIH following their name. 

An Associate member may apply for Registered Horticulturist accreditation on the attainment of their qualification and may also be at the discretion of the AIH National Executive at the initial application.

How to Join

Joining is easy. Simply read the terms and conditions and then complete your details online below or complete the PDF form. Registering will create a member account for you.

You can pay by Visa, Mastercard or by invoice (if you choose to pay by invoice, we will provide a pro-forma invoice after you register).

Membership Application Form

You can apply with the PDF or online below.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive the AIH National Newsletter and other notices. 
  • Concessions for attending AIH events and workshops.
  • You get access to job opportunities and AIH mentors.

Simply complete your details below and get started. This will create your AIH membership account.

You can pay securely by Visa, MasterCard or invoice (bank transfer). Please complete the form to continue.

Associate Membership is the ideal choice for those with recognised work experience in horticulture, all for just $230 inc GST plus a one-off joining fee of $110.


Please login to your account, then choose ‘My Membership’ from the main menu to renew your current membership.

You can pay by Visa, MasterCard or invoice (bank transfer).

If you wish to change your subscription, please email

If you are not sure or would like more advice, contact our membership manager via this form.

You can expect a response in less than 48 hours. You can also email