Become a member

You are welcome to apply to join Families Australia. We have over 500 Members covering every State and Territory, as well as in urban, regional, rural and remote areas. Our Members operate in a diverse range of fields, such as community and family support work, program management, disability, research, grandparenting, children’s services, counselling, youth work, and research. Our Membership is comprised mainly of organisations as well as some individuals.

There are two categories of membership: General and Associate.

General Membership

To become a General Member, your organisation must:

  • be an incorporated national body, be in the process of incorporation, or be a body constituted by statute,
  • provide services in, or have member organisations from, at least three States and/or Territories, and
  • demonstrate support for the aims of Families Australia.

General Members of Families Australia have voting rights and are able to put forward nominees for election to the Board of Families Australia.

Two types of General Membership are available to your organisation: General Membership, where the national organisation only is a member and General Membership Plus. General Membership Plus offers reduced membership rates to General Members that have affiliates. An affiliate is defined as being one of the following: a member association, a subsidiary or an individual office bearing the same public trading name as the General Member. Each affiliate will (subject to Families Australia Board approval) become an Associate Member of Families Australia in its own right and receive all the usual benefits of Associate Membership.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to any individual, group, alliance or organisation who demonstrates support for the aims of Families Australia.

Membership benefits

  • National Family News, an electronic bulletin which is published twice a month, containing latest information on family policy, practice and research.
  • Opportunity for issues of interest to your organisation to be registered in Federal policy-making circles via regular Member surveys and forums.
  • Membership in a diverse network of people and organisations committed to family wellbeing.
  • Reduced registration fees at Families Australia-sponsored conferences and events.
  • Priority notification of National Families Week events and planning.

For further information about General or Associate Membership eligibility and fees, please see the Families Australia Constitution or contact the Families Australia office.

Families Australia Membership Application

General Membership fees are based on the organisation’s grant income.  General Membership Plus fees are based on the number of affiliate organisations.

Please select your membership type below.

    General Member (select one option only)

    More than $50,000 (Price: $400.00)Less than $50,000 (Price: $70.00)

    General Member Plus (select one option only)

    More than 20 affiliates (Price: $1,350.00)Less than 20 affiliates (Price: $800.00)

    Associate Member

    Full fee (Price: $70.00)