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Membership of SLAV comes with the following benefits

Download the Member Benefits Brochure: slav-member-benefits

The SLAV Secretariat – offers both individual assistance to members and a first point of contact for state government, parents, principals and other teacher associations on school library issues.

Professional Learning

  • A range of conferences, masterclasses, forums and workshops, both face-to-face and online, offer examples of best practice to all members of the library team
  • Our member journal FYI four times a year
  • Our online research based journal Synergy twice a year
  • An outstanding network of branches offer local support and advice


  • Substantial discounts for professional development activities

Professional Acknowledgement

  • Recognised and supported by the Department of Education & Training: Victoria (DET) & Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a recognised provider of professional learning.

Professional Representation

  • With the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) (APTA) which provides a national voice for over 120,000 teachers across all sectors through SLAV’s representation on the Council of Professional Teacher Association of Victoria (CPTAV).


  • Local, national and international with like-minded organisations and key stakeholders, such as:
  • Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • State Library of Victoria (SLV)
  • Education Services Australia (ESA) and SCIS
  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the
  • Department of Education and Training (DET).
  • SLAV is a partner association of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) which entitles SLAV members to access to the IASL members-only website area, newsletters etc. Through this partnership, and active cooperation with the international community, SLAV fosters international connections that facilitate access to global educational research, innovation and best practice in school libraries.
  • SLAV has collaborative working relationships with a range of tertiary institutions that offer training to those who work in school libraries at all levels.


    Student membership $125
    Retired membership $125
    Personal membership $185

    Fees  –  MEMBERSHIP

    Interstate/International - Primary membership
    Interstate/International - Secondary & K-12 schools membership $185
    Corporate membership (incl. 2 copies FYI) $295


    Fees  – PRIMARY SCHOOL membership

    Primary school only $175


    Schools with less than 500 students $175
    Schools with 500-1000 students $295
    Schools with 1001-1500 students $385
    Schools with 1501-2000 students $495
    School with 2001+ students $575

    All prices are inclusive of GST. 

    For Membership inquires contact the SLAV secretariat or phone: 0477 439 593. Download membership form or

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    FYI: the journal for the information professional. FYI is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.
    Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV).

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