Become an ACWA Member

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 (excludes courses in Step by Step Training and Assessment Tools Stream)
  • Consultative Representation on policy, advocacy, program and service development matters
  • 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 Eligibility and Fees

The eligibility for Membership of the Association as outlined in the Constitution is provided below.


Any not-for-profit organisation that provides child, youth and family welfare services in NSW or the ACT, and who supports the purposes of the company, is eligible to apply to the Board for Membership.

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, 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

Category   Full Price
Up to $3M $280
Up to $5M $709
Up to $10M $2112
Up to $25M $3518
Over $25M $7018


The membership fee for organisations that apply for Membership is based on the child, youth and family services revenue of the organisation 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.

Supporting documentation

When applying for membership of ACWA, you will need to provide the following documentation to support your application:

  • Most recent Financial Report
  • Most recent Annual Report
  • Organisation Code of Conduct


Fill out the webform on the right or send us a completed Membership Application Form.

If you require further information about becoming a member of ACWA, please contact our Membership Support Officer:

Phone: 02 9281 8822

Supporters of ACWA

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 a Supporter of ACWA.

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