AMSRO – New membership information


Why Join?

AMSRO’s mission is to position our industry for the benefit of members.

The aims and objectives of the Association are to:

  • Represent and enhance the social and market research industry
  • Promote the interests of our members
  • Provide confidence and minimise risk in client decision making
  • Ensure industry standards remain relevant, are promoted and maintained

AMSRO provides member services and benefits across the following areas:

  • Privacy support and consultation
  • Quality assurance
  • Government and corporate relations
  • Industry self-regulation
  • Workplace relations

Through these activities AMSRO promotes industry development and helps achieve ‘preferred supplier’ status for its members.

AMSRO members receive a range of benefits:

  • Government representation
  • Workplace relations support and free advice (2 hours free p.a.)
  • Access to the AMSRO and NUW Agreement
  • Access to the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014
  • Quality Assurance and support
  • Eligibility to work under the industry Trust Mark
  • Member discounts
  • Access to industry statistics and salary survey
  • Annual Leaders’ Forum invitation
  • Regular updates on AMSRO initiatives and items of interest to members

To join 

Download the AMSRO New Membership Application Form 2016-17

To discuss membership renewal please contact AMSRO Secretariat on (02) 8017 6717 or email –

Membership fees fall on 1 July 2016 and members have until August 31 2016 to renew.

There are two types of membership available:

  • Full AMSRO membership (member organisations are certified to ISO 20252)
  • Associate AMSRO membership (no ISO 20252 certification required)

New Members

Download the AMSRO New Membership Application Form 2016-17

To discuss your membership renewal please contact AMSRO Secretariat on (02) 8017 6717 or email -



  • A pro-active approach to Privacy

    Working closely with government, AMSRO is the only industry with a registered APP privacy code.

  • Established Privacy Compliance Committee

    AMSRO has an established Privacy Compliance Committee dedicated to our new compliance system.

  • Training sessions and tools to support privacy compliance

    Training opportunities via webinars and materials are available to members to assist privacy compliance and ensure best practice.


  • Leading the way with the industry Trust Mark

    The AMSRO industry Trust Mark signals member compliance across the three key pillars - privacy, quality and ethics. AMSRO continues to promote accross client and media platforms.

  • Committed to Quality

    ISO 20252 training materials and tools are available to members and AMSRO continues subsidised access to certification for small and medium sized business members with support from the Cruse Partnership.


  • Expertise in the workplace

    The NUW-AMSRO Agreement for 2013-2016 is registered with Fair Work Commission and provides net benefits to the industry. Andrew Maher, CIE Legal provides two hours free industry specific legal advice to member organisations across workplace relations issues.



  • Continued regulatory representation

    Our government relations program remains strong and looks set to broaden research access to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) for telephone surveys.


  • Industry Statistics – The Salary Survey

    The results, available only to members, will be an invaluable tool for - Benchmarking within the market and social research sector, planning for new budgets, assisting with pay reviews and assessing existing terms and conditions and benefits packages.

  • Increased networking opportunities

    The Leaders Forum event is our annual conference and delivers an impressive line up of guest speakers and an opportunity for members to engage with peers and clients whilst enjoying world class dining and wine tasting sessions.