Join Australia’s most trusted network of dam experts.

Become part of a community of 87 Member Organisations from both public and private sectors and over 300 individual members, together driving a sustainable dams industry future through education, engagement, and connection.

Why join ANCOLD as a Member?

Membership comes with a wide range of benefits that help improve the dams industry.

Industry Networks

Build industry relationships and your profile within the dams industry through volunteering opportunities, interest groups and events.

World Class Resources

Discounted ANCOLD Digital Guideline subscriptions and free access to ANCOLD papers, historical bulletins & seminars on demand.


Be recognised as a supporter of ANCOLD’s vision & mission, to advance excellence in dams technology and the management of dams in Australia.


Exclusive subscription to the quarterly ANCOLD eNews and other members' only communications and opportunities.

ICOLD Access

Use of ANCOLD’s member code to access the members section on the ICOLD website, where you can download technical bulletins.

Access Knowledge

Access to networks and industry experts for technical exchange and collaboration through a variety of platforms.

Members’ Rates

Discounted rates when offered at the annual conference and other ANCOLD workshops, seminars, and forums to support professional development.

Young Professionals

Dedicated group activities for those 35 and under and eligibility to apply for ANCOLD scholarships and awards.

ANCOLD is a unique industry association that improves dam safety in Australia by sharing knowledge and providing guidance.  GHD has been a strong contributor to ANCOLD over many decades. 

Over that time we have found that our active membership provides the opportunity for our people to grow their networks, contribute to the dams industry and ensure that we are providing relevant and up to date advice to our clients.

Colleen Baker
Technical Director, Dams and Hydropower

A GHD Principal


Public and private organisations with an involvement in dams and water resources are eligible to join as an Organisational Member. 

Organisational Members have access to all the benefits listed above for any number of their employees and the additional right for a representative to vote at the ANCOLD Annual General Meeting.

A join fee of AU$737 is payable when your application is approved by the Executive. Thereafter, the annual membership fee is currently set at AU$1,474 and is due on January 1st of each year. 

Organisational Members can nominate for Sustaining Membership on meeting certain criteria.


Persons of professional competence who are involved, or have an interest, in the field of dams are eligible to join as an Associate Member.

Associate Members have individual access to all the benefits listed above and the ease of not needing to get a new account/logon when moving organisations, your membership moves with you throughout your career.

A join fee of AU$68.75 is payable when your application is approved by the Executive. Thereafter, the annual membership fee is currently set at AU$137.50 and is due on January 1st of each year. 

Associate Members can nominate for Retired Membership on meeting certain criteria.

Geoff Watson
General Manager Asset Planning & Delivery


WaterNSW is a proud member of ANCOLD, which has been invaluable to our team in improving the safety and efficiency of our dams and reservoirs. 

The technical guidance and training programs have helped us develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage our assets, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our dams and reservoirs. Additionally, 

ANCOLD has given us the opportunity to share our experiences and insights with other industry professionals, collaborate on solutions to common issues, and advocate for the dam industry in Australia.

Sustaining Members