National Member Application

National Membership of ACOSS is available to national organisations with an active interest in promoting social welfare. National Members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, including the election of ACOSS Board Members.

Staff of National Members may receive the following member services:

  • ACOSS Daily Bulletin
  • Appointment as representative to any or all of the eight ACOSS Policy and Advocacy Networks
  • Invitations and discounts to special events
  • Opportunities to participate in member-only briefings on key policies and events e.g the Federal Budget
  • ACOSS CEO Updates, major campaign updates and Media Releases (emailed)
  • Free advertising of jobs and events on our website
  • Access to professional development scholarships for staff

Please note that membership applications will be considered by the ACOSS Board. Applicants will be notified of a result as soon as possible.

Successful applicants’ membership fees will be invoiced upon acceptance.

Please complete the form below. If you have any questions, contact us.

About Your Organisation

We need to know a few things about your organisation.

For information on how the annual income of members is determined, see the ACOSS Membership Income Assessment Guidelines.

Please upload a copy of your organisation's constitution, rules or charter. PDF format required.

If available, please upload your organisation's most recent annual report. PDF format required.

You may like to answer the following in your description: Does your organisation represent or engage in advocacy for a particular group of people? Does your organisation focus on service provision, advocacy or a combination of the two? What are the priority areas of work for your organisation over the next few years?

Application Contact

We need your contact details to update you on the progress of your organisation's application.