ACWA’s membership is made up of child, youth and family service agencies operating in NSW who share our vision for a truly civil society based on equal opportunity and social inclusion that actively nurtures the wellbeing and civic contribution of all children, young people, families and communities.
As a member of ACWA, you will join a solid network of organisations dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of children, young people and their families and committed to enhancing the skills and capacity of the community services sector.
ACWA Members Benefits include:
- Discounts on CCWT courses and workshops
- Consultancy support for policy, advocacy, program and service development
- Invitations to participate in policy and practice forums and seminars
- Member newsletters and regular bulletin updates
Who is eligible to join ACWA?
ACWA membership is open to not-for-profit organisations involved in delivering direct children, youth and family support services (including out-of-home care) or related services, and these members can then nominate a representative for election to ACWA’s Board as well as vote at general meetings of the Association.
Apply now via the Application Form below:
2019 Membership Categories & Calculations
There are two main categories of membership: Full and Interested Parties. The eligibility for Membership of the Association as outlined in the Constitution is provided below.
Any not-for-profit organisation that provides care or associated family support services in NSW or the ACT may apply to the Board for Full Membership.
There are two categories of 'Interested Parties', namely:
Any for-profit organisations, or individuals, with an interest in or a sympathy for the objects of the Company, and whose work focuses on child, youth and family welfare, including service providers, government departments, universities, tertiary education institutions, research institutions, advocacy groups, interest groups, and peak bodies, may apply to the Board to be an 'Interested Party'.
Important things to know:
- Membership fees are due on 1 January annually.
- Organisations must nominate a contact person as delegate. We suggest that this person is the CEO or Director. The delegate is the only person who can endorse the nomination of a candidate for the Board of ACWA. In addition, for ‘full members’ the delegate is the only person who can vote on behalf of the organisation and/or stand as a candidate for election to the Board of ACWA.
- It is the responsibility of the member to advise ACWA of any changes to their contact details, including those of the contact person.
- Organisations are asked to provide a copy of their annual report with the return of the membership form.
How to calculate your membership fee
|Up to $3M||$280|
|Up to $5M||$709|
|Up to $10M||$2112|
|Up to $25M||$3518|
The membership fee for individuals who apply for 'Interested Party' membership is $174.00.
The membership fee for organisations that apply for Full or Interested Party Membership is based on the child, youth and family services revenue of the organisation on for the previous financial year, 2017-2018.
Example only: A large charity had an annual turnover of $54 million for 2017-2018. Of that amount, $36 million is utilised for child, youth and family services. This agency’s membership fee for 2019 is $7018.
Example only: A small not-for-profit agency has an annual turnover of $2.4 million for 2017-2018. Of that amount, $2.3 million is utilised for child, youth and family services. This agency’s membership fee for 2019 is $280.
Organisations are asked to provide a copy of their Annual Report and other supporting documentation with the membership form, as follows:
- Code of Ethics
- Disclosure of Conflict of Interests form
- Annual Report
- Code of Conduct
- Board self-assessment processes
- Evidence of engagement the Office of the Children’s Guardian ‘Child Safe Organisations’
Fill out the webform on the right or send us a completed membership form.
If you require further information about becoming a member of ACWA, please contact our Membership Support Officer:
Phone: 02 9281 8822