Becoming a My APO+ member will:

  • save you time
  • tailor information to your needs 
  • help you get the most out of APO’s rich public policy repository.

How to become a member

My APO+ memberships costs $132 (inc. GST) for one year (and it's a tax deductible work expense in Australia). Click on the button below to pay by PayPal, Debit or Credit Card.

Already signed up to APO? You'll be asked to login to your APO account at time of purchase.

Not signed up to APO? Not to worry. You can create a new APO account at time of purchase.

Already a My APO+ member? You can renew your membership up to 30 days prior to expiry - make sure you're logged in.


Search Plus

Need more support to find what you are looking for? Search Plus offers advanced search of all full-text resources on APO. Access your free trial for a limited time.

My APO+ newsletters

Select from these subject-based newsletters, delivered to your inbox every fortnight:

  • Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Education
  • First Nations Affairs
  • Government & Business (includes national security)
  • Health
  • Natural & Built Environment
  • Social Justice (includes justice and international relations)

Saved searches

Get alerts when new resources meeting your search criteria are added to APO. Available in a standard search — choose from daily or weekly notifications.

Metrics button

Want to know how many times a resource has been used? Track page views, downloads and shares of any resource or classified on APO. Watch this video to learn more.

My experts

Curate and follow your favourite authors and researchers on APO.

Read later list

Don’t have time to read now? Don’t worry, you can search  the APO repository or click on resources from your newsletters and add them to your ‘read later’ list.

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APO has always offered a great free service, why are you charging now?
Adding My APO+ membership is a new step for APO. Since 2002, we have offered a free service to our newsletter subscribers and website users. To continue to grow and evolve, some of our new services will have a membership fee. This will allow us to continuously improve and meet our policy community’s needs, and to thrive as a self-sustainable public good. And it will mean that our repository and selection of generalist newsletters (Policy Weekly and Policy Pulse) can remain free.

Is My APO+ tax deductible?
Yes, within Australia My APO+ is a tax deductible work expense. Please email us at if you require a tax receipt (these are not automatically generated by PayPal).

Where will I see all My APO+ services?
Every logged-in user has a My APO dashboard — accessible from the top main menu. If you subscribe to My APO+ you will see all the relevant features there, as well as on the resource pages and in your search results.

If I subscribe to My APO+ can I still get my other free APO newsletters?
Absolutely, My APO+ is designed to provide added benefits to our free services.

How do I change My APO+ newsletter subscriptions?
Go to your My APO+ dashboard and under My APO+ on the left hand side, click on ‘My newsletter subscriptions’.
If you are subscribed to any of the free newsletters (Policy Weekly, Policy Pulse, or New Zealand Briefing) you can update your subscription preferences by clicking on the link at the bottom of any newsletter.

Does each subject-based newsletters cost an additional amount?
No. Once you join My APO+ the price is the same whether you choose one or multiple newsletters. My APO+ is a new step for us so we’ll continue to evolve and add to the service offering at no additional cost to your current subscription.

Do you provide organisational, department or team discounts?
No, at this time we do not offer this option. We want to keep the price affordable for everyone, and make it easy for you to tailor your subscription to your needs.

Can I get a refund?
We don't offer refunds if you change your mind, as you will be charged the full annual subscription price at the time of purchase. You will be able to change your details by clicking on ‘Edit my profile’ on your My APO+ dashboard, in case you switch jobs or wish to hand your subscription over to a colleague.

I still have some questions. Who can I contact?
You can always contact APO via email: