Members are encouraged to participate in local Sections and Special Interest Group activities. Sections are in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, South Australia, Southern Tasmania and Brisbane. Each has an elected Committee and runs a variety of technical and social activities for Members.

Special Interest Groups are for members with particular interests. Like Sections, they have Committees which arrange activities in their area of interest. Current Special Interest Groups are: Appita Asia, Engineering, Environment, Industrial IT, Management and the Suppliers Group.