Why Become a Member?

Your membership enables the ECA to collaborate with government and industry to promote the environmental consulting industry, provide input to government from our unique practitioners’ perspective and support the continual improvement of our members in the provision of environmental services and best business practices. As a member of the ECA your name, company, skills and profile will be available through the online ECA environmental consultant register. The register has been published since 1994 and is used more than 100 times every month by potential clients, employers and government stakeholders to find environmental consultants.

  • Representation– The ECA provides members with a direct conduit to policy making that affects our ability as consultants to provide good advice and best practice for our clients. The ECA sits on EPA and DWER Stakeholder Reference Groups, has regular meetings with DBCA and DMIRS and is consulted and receives early information regarding regulatory or policy changes at both the State and Commonwealth level. With a wide range of members, we can quickly distribute information between industry and government, to a potentially wider audience of stakeholders and backed with the depth of experience that ECA practitioners bring across a wide range of specialist services and technical disciplines.
  • Professionalism– Our collective members are passionate and knowledgeable about the areas in which they specialise. ECA holds regular training courses and seminars, often in partnership with government or universities, that speak directly to the challenges our members face on a daily basis in the provision of environmental services.
  • Community – ECA hosts regular events which promote networking opportunities within the industry and with key stakeholders. ECA events provide our members opportunities for sharing experiences and knowledge on common issues in a supportive and open environment. The Young ECA (or YECA) group provides networking events, mentoring and support for young professionals.

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