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.

Join us at our first mid-week mingle for the year to share a drink and to toast what should be a great year for communication professionals.

We’d love to hear what visions and goals our valued members have for 2020 and the amazing initiatives and projects you’re working on.

You’ll be able to connect with the new IABC Victoria board and learn how you can get involved in some of the projects and events we’ve got coming up.

Look forward to seeing you there!

When: Wednesday 4 March 2020
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: Natural History Public Bar, 401 Collins street, Melbourne 3000
Cost: Free (members only)

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Video is the missing communication skill of 2020 but outsourcing video is so 20th century! It’s time for IABC Victoria to get video smart. Discover agile, inexpensive DIY video strategies that use a smartphone and a smile that win trust so you improve relationships and results with your customers, prospects, employees, and recruits.

Why send a thousand words when you can send one video? Learn to create effective videos using the pocket-sized TV station called a smartphone as a primary tool.

Get insider secrets from a world-class videographer so you start to shoot video like a pro, no matter how low the existing skill level.

Learn how ‘video as email’ is set to change how we communicate.

Join us over a glass of wine on Wednesday 18th March 2020, for a workshop with Julian Mather. Julian will show you how you can get video smart, create and publish content more effectively to achieve better communication outcomes.

You will leave this high energy 90-minute session being able to produce videos that carry a message and look good … and you’ll be able to do it without breaking a sweat!


When: Wednesday 18 March 2020
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Hightail, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost: $30 (members), $55 (non-members), $15 (students)

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We’re thrilled to announce Janine Garner will be hosting a half day workshop to help you take a strategic approach to networking and drive success for your business and career.

This workshop will give you the tools you need to build more strategic contacts, network with ease, and position what you do with impact.

– You want to build networking confidence & capability
– You are in the business of lead generation & business growth
– You want your team to evolve from order takers to building long term client relationships
– You want your internal teams to work better together
– You want to strengthen your referral and lead generation

– Understand why networking is an essential skill to support professional and personal success
– Know how to strategically build your personal support network
– Build your powerful positioning to be remembered
– Learn how to build advocacy with your network
– Develop a Connection Plan to drive results, leverage time, and maximise value exchange
– Increase networking skill, capability and confidence

– Understand why a strategic approach to networking is critical for both business and career growth and key future proofing strategy.
– Identify the key ‘must have’ people you need in your network.

– Networking with ease – Learn the top 3 tips
– Be remembered – Learn a 9-step framework to position you and what you do with impact

When: Wednesday 29 April 2020
TIME: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: General Assembly, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: $125 (members)

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