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We welcome new members!

The council has three categories of membership – Individual, Organisation and Associate. The Membership period runs from 1st July to 30th June. Individual membership is free. We do charge an annual fee of $50 for members who want letters and Health Matters posted to them.

For Organisational and Associate membership there is a small fee, and invoices are sent out at the beginning of the financial year:

Membership Fee structure for organisationsFundingNot For ProfitOther organisations
< $50,000$35$40
$50,000-$200,000$65$80
$200,001-$500,000$95$115
$500,001-$1,000,000$125$150
$1,000,001+$200$240

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Individual Membership

As an individual member you can:

  • Join a strong network of engaged, positive, active consumer representatives
  • Receive free electronic Health Matters magazines and E-newsletters to find out about workshops & events
  • Hear about consumer representative opportunities
  • Be put forward for state and national committees as a Consumer Representative
  • Share ideas about what works
  • Submit items for eNews or Health Matters Magazine
  • Have a vote at our Annual General Meeting
  • Put yourself forward to be considered as a Board Member (this is voted on at our AGM)
  • Attend Member only events (AGM & End of year Celebrations)
  • Attend our HCC Consumer Excellence Awards ceremony

Click here to join as an Individual.

Organisational Membership

An Organisational Member is a community organisation which has a voice and one vote per organisation at Council meetings. The voice and vote of a community organisation is exercised through a nominated representative. Organisational Members are eligible for election to the Board.

As an organisational member you:

  • will receive free electronic copies of Health Matters magazines and E-newsletters
  • are able to submit items for eNews or Health Matters Magazine
  • enjoy discounted advertising in Health Matters Magazine
  • enjoy discounted attendance for Cultural Competency Workshops
  • are invited to contribute & comment on HCC submissions & policies
  • can ask HCC for support for submissions or initiatives of significance to the member organisation
  • have the opportunity to ask HCC to represent the views of specialist organisations in higher level deliberations
  • are eligible for discounted boardroom hire subject to availability
  • have access to partnership opportunities
  • are invited to Members only events (AGM & End of year Celebrations)
  • are invited to HCC Consumer Excellence Awards ceremonies
  • are entitled to one vote at meetings

Associate Membership

An Associate Member is one of the following:
• Commercial health care organisation;
• Government health care provider;
• Government department or statutory body

As an Associate Member you:

  • will receive free Health Matters magazines and fortnighly E-newsletters
  • are able to submit items for eNews or Health Matters Magazine
  • enjoy discounted advertising in Health Matters Magazine
  • enjoy discounted attendance for Cultural Competency Workshops
  • are eligible for discounted boardroom hire subject to availability
  • have access to partnership opportunities
  • are invited to Members only events (AGM & End of year Celebrations)
  • are invited to HCC Consumer Excellence Awards ceremonies

Associate Members have a voice at Council meetings but are not eligible to vote and are not eligible for election to the Board.

If you would like to join the Health Consumers’ Council as either an Organisation or as an Associate Member, click here to complete our membership form online.