I am a member of the WIA and have been since becoming an amateur in 2010.
I am a former Director of the WIA (served January 2017 - December 2017).
What is the WIA ?
The Wireless Institute of Australia – the WIA - is the national voice of Australian radio amateurs.
It is recognised as the voice of radio amateurs by the Australian regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The WIA is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union, the IARU, and an active participant in the IARU’s regional organisation.
The WIA publishes a monthly magazine, Amateur Radio, and through its website and its weekly broadcasts keeps anyone interested in amateur radio up to date on news, events and activities. Through many dedicated volunteers it manages amateur activities such as contests and awards. Since 1992 the WIA has conducted the examinations that are required to be passed to qualify to be licensed as a radio amateur, today ranging from the entry level Foundation qualification to the internationally recognised Advanced qualification. The WIA qualifies and accredits over 200 Assessors who conduct the examinations, working with over 100 affiliated clubs across the country to provide as easy an access as possible for those who are interested in becoming a radio amateur.
The objectives of the WIA.
The objectives of the WIA as set out in its Constitution are:
to promote, advance and represent in any way it thinks fit Amateur Radio and the interests of radio amateurs, and without limiting the generality of the forgoing,
to promote and enhance the privileges of radio amateurs,
to encourage awareness of the value of Amateur Radio,
to educate and encourage potential radio amateurs,
to represent radio amateurs both nationally and internationally, and
to provide services for radio amateurs and those interested in Amateur Radio, including the publication of the magazine 'Amateur Radio' and other publications.
As of 31st December 2019, there were 3,216 members of the WIA.
WIA office - Bayswater, Victoria.
WIA Presidents Commendation certificates.
Certificates of Appreciation.
Norfolk Island AGM 2016
Presentation delivered to the South East Radio Group's Convention, June 2016