ACOSS engages with our membership to develop policy and advocacy strategies to improve the lives of Australians

For nearly 60 years ACOSS' membership has brought together a diverse cross section of the community sector to be a voice on the issues impacting the lives of people experiencing poverty. Our collective voice has played a strong role in supporting action to prevent poverty and inequality in Australia.

Our members play an important role in informing ACOSS' policy development and strengthening the impact of our advocacy. Our membership continues to expand and we look forward to welcoming more organisations, and individuals, in to our networks to stay informed and get involved.

-Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

Membership types

There are two categories of ACOSS membership:

For national organisations - click here to apply for national membership
National members have voting rights at AGM and Board elections

For individuals and other organisations - click here to join today

Membership benefits

ACOSS members benefit from the opportunity to stay up to date with ACOSS activities and participate in policy development, meetings and events.

What your membership includes:

  • Regular member newsletters to help you stay on top of public policy developments, community sector news and advocacy initiatives
  • First access to ACOSS publications and policy submissions
  • Invitations to join ACOSS policy and advocacy activities such as roundtables, alliances, working groups, and joint press conferences
  • Discounts to attend ACOSS events held across Australia
  • Free advertising for your jobs, events or training on the ACOSS website

Membership fees

For organisations, member fees are set on a sliding scale determined based on your organisations' annual income.

Individual membership of ACOSS is free.

ACOSS also has Deductible Gift Recipient status and accepts donations online to go towards supporting our policy development and advocacy initiatives.

Click here to make a donation today.

For more information contact the ACOSS office on 02 9310 620002 9310 6200 or email members@acoss.org.au