Notice of Special General Meeting

The  consultation period for feedback on the proposed changes to the Association Rules has now closed. 

The Executive Committee of the Association have now called for a Special General Meeting to be held. 

Special General Meeting
Monday 23rd January 2017
5.30pm, for a 6.00pm start
Wolf Lane Rear 321 Murray Street Perth

The Special General Meeting is being held to allow members to vote on the proposed changes to the Association Rules. A copy of the proposed Rules, along with the agenda and motion for vote are available in our SGM Briefing Pack.

Download a copy of the SGM Briefing Pack here.

Special Presentation

The SGM will also include special presentation from Tim Hoffman. Tim is the Senior Engineer / Global Network Lead at Twitter and an IAA Executive Committee Member.

SGM Voting
Postal voting is now open, download your voting slip here. We encourage members to review the voting contact information in the portal to ensure the information is up to date.  For any assistance with the portal please contact

We hope you can join us either in person, or via our live webstream. Association members can RSVP now via the Members Portal, and non-members may register to attend the SGM here.

For any additional information regarding the Special General Meeting please do not hesitate to contact For event enquiries please contact

We welcome the input of all our members as we work towards compliance with the new legislation.


David Allen
Secretary, Internet Association of Australia Inc.

Proposed Changes to Association Rules

The Internet Association of Australia Inc. (IAA) operates in accordance with the rules of its Constitution that have been in place for a number of years. Those rules address matters such as eligibility for membership, the composition of the Executive Committee, voting at meetings of the IAA and certain other matters concerning the administration of the IAA.

As the IAA is an association incorporated in Western Australia, it is subject to the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA), which came into effect on the 1st July 2016, replacing the previous Western Australian incorporated associations legislation passed in 1987. The IAA, like other Western Australian associations, is required to update the rules of its Constitution to ensure compliance with the new legislation.

In order to comply with the new laws the Executive Committee has prepared a new set of Rules that it proposes should replace the existing IAA Constitution. We are happy to discuss the proposed new Rules with Members before putting the proposed new Rules to a vote at a Special General Meeting of Members.

Membership Consultation
The proposed new Rules are being distributed to members for review prior to a Special General Meeting to be held on the 23rd January 2017.

Members are encouraged to provide feedback to the Association on the proposed new Rules through to the end of a consultation period expiring on the 16th December 2016.  A full Member Briefing Pack is available here, and feedback can be provided to

Special General Meeting
Following the consultation period the Secretary will call a Special General Meeting, to be held on the evening of the 23rd January 2017. The SGM will be held in Perth, and streamed online for all members.

We welcome the input of all our members as we work towards compliance with the new legislation.

21 Today

Today marks 21 years since the Association began.

Beginning in Western Australia the association was instrumental in the growth of the internet in the Perth. In 2012 our services expanded nationally, and 2016 saw the change to our new name, the Internet Association of Australia Inc. and we are now proud to represent members from across Australia and the globe.

We are now 349 members strong. Our fabric is now proud to deliver services through IX Australia offering peering services over 27 POPs throughout Australia, and has supported the growth of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc.

We’re engaging our members with industry activity such as the ACCC market study into the communications sector , and delivering interesting presentations, such as Dr Mark Gregory’s talk on the NBN at our AGM last month.

The Executive Committee for 2016/17 are looking forward to building on this momentum and delivering more in the coming year.

As we celebrate the Association’s successes of 2016, we hope you can join us for our end of year celebrations around the country.


ACCC and IAA industry consultation

In August 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a market study into the communications sector.

The Internet Association of Australia has been approached by the ACCC to provide a better understanding of network interconnect topology and the associated market place in Australia.

As part of this process we would like to invite our members to contribute to the sector study.

If you are interested in providing feedback, insight or information to the ACCC, please contact us and we will connect you to the right team at the ACCC.

Kellie Ireland
IAA Executive Officer

Tom Berryman
IAA President

AGM 2016 – Call for nominations

IAA AGM 2016

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) will be hosting our 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 25 October 2016 and invites all our members, and any interested parties, to attend.

Special guest Dr Mark Gregory, from the RMIT School of Engineering, will be updating us on the current status and future of the NBN.

National Broadband Network – A Nation Building Project

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia’s largest infrastructure project and the potential for the NBN to provide Australia with a leading role in the global digital economy has been undermined by political interference since its inception. This presentation will provide details on the NBN, why it is a vital nation building project, what has gone wrong and what the future holds as the project moves towards completion.

Date:    Tuesday 25th October 2016
Time:    from 5.30pm with AGM proceedings commencing at 6.00pm.
Venue:  The Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Tce, Perth WA 6000
RSVP:   Members can register via the members portal, non members can RSVP by emailing

Nomination Information
As a not for profit the IAA is operated by volunteers who serve on the IAA Executive Committee. If you would like to be involved please consider nominating for a position. Click here for more details.

Postal Voting
Postal voting is now open. Members can download voting slips below. For Corporate members, it is important to note that the person voting MUST be nominated as the voting contact in the IAA Members Portal.

Completed voting slips should be posted to: IAA Secretary, PO Box 8700, Perth BC 6849 WA, or email a scanned PDF of your vote to:

Postal votes must be received by 3pm on Tuesday 25th October.

Corporate Members download your voting slip here.

Professional Members download your voting slip here.

Watch the AGM online
Watch the stream live from 6pm AWST.

Join us for networking drinks in July


We are excited to join with our switching partner Extreme Networks to host a series of networking events across the country.

This is a great opportunity to meet our members socially, to get to know you all and learn more about your networking and wireless needs.

Come along and join our Technical Manager Joe Wooller, Extreme Networks Sales Director ANZA George Siamos and members of the Extreme team, as well as members of the IAA Executive Committee.

Celebrate the 19th Anniversary of WA-IX
Bar Lafayette, Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Thursday 14 July from 5.30pm 

The Laneway Bar at Urbane Restaurant, 181 Mary Street, Brisbane
Monday 18 July from 5.30pm

Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of NSW-IX
Angel Hotel, Level 1, 125 Pitt Street, Sydney
Wednesday 20 July from 5.30pm 

Belgian Beer Café (upstairs), 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Thursday 21 July from 5.30pm 

RSVP now via the IAA Members Portal. For portal support please email or phone our Admin Team on 1300 653 132.

Corporate Members may RSVP for a maximum of four guests. Food and beverages provided.


New Name for Internet Association

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is pleased to announce the successful change of the Associations’ name, from the Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) (WAIA).

Association President, Tom Berryman said, “The executive is very pleased about change, the Internet Association of Australia better represents our membership and we are looking forward to undertaking our new projects under our new name.”

Founded in Western Australia in 1995, WAIA is a member-based association representing the Internet community. Membership has grown to represent a national base with major international organisations also holding memberships.

Members of the Association voted to support the name change at a Special General Meeting held in January.

As providers of Australia’s only not for profit and carrier natural Internet peering exchange, IX Australia, the Association will continue to provide quality services to our members.

IAA supports the launch of NZ Internet Exchange Inc as foundation member

“Following the overwhelming success of the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL-IX) trial conducted by the Internet Association of Australia (IAA), operators of IX Australia, we are pleased to announce the launch of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated (NZIX Inc),” said Chairman Davey Goode.

“Through the support of the team at IAA we have developed a member governed, neutral peering exchange which will provide easier and more cost effective interconnects for the internet community of New Zealand.

“Moving forward the NZIX Inc committee will take on overseeing the management and growth of the exchange with the ongoing support of IAA.”

“As a founding member of NZ-IX Inc we are committed to providing ongoing support to the exchange growth,” said IAA President Tom Berryman. “The development of an independent and neutral peering exchange in New Zealand benefits the internet community in the region by introducing more peering options and services, as well as our existing membership and peering base at home in Australia.”

The AKL-IX exchange has been in a trial period for 12 months, and the exchange will commence charging for services from 1 July 2016.

We are now inviting all our current peers to sign up as members of NZIX Inc by visiting and ordering the required port size, 1GB or 10GB, both sizes will be charged at $350 NZD per month (excluding GST).

NZIX looks forward to the support of our existing peers, and welcomes new peers to contact us to join.

For further information please contact or visit


New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated Foundation Members
CloudFlare, Inc
Connectivity I.T.
Full Flavour Ltd
Inspire Net Ltd
Lightwire Limited
Vibe Communications LTD
Vocus Pty Ltd
Internet Association of Australia Inc.

New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated Committee Members
Davey Goode, Vibe Communications LTD (Chairman)
Joseph Wooller, Internet Association of Australia Inc. (Secretary)
Petar Nikolich, Internet Association of Australia Inc.(Treasurer)
Chris Browning, Lightwire Limited
Dave Mill, Inspire Net Ltd
Tom Paseka, CloudFlare, Inc

SGM Results

The Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) is pleased to announce plans to change the Association’s name to the Internet Association of Australia (Inc.).

Members of the Association voted to support the name change at the Special General Meeting held in Perth on 12 January.

The executive is very excited about better representing our membership and we are looking forward to undertaking our new projects under our new name.

A special thank you to all the members that contributed to this process, providing input through our membership survey,  taking the time to vote, and those that attend the meeting either in person or online.

You can view the SGM proceedings on our You Tube channel.