Join the Alliance

Alliance Specialist Youth Members meeting in March 2015

Alliance Specialist Youth Members meeting in March 2015

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is a member-based organisation. Our members connect us to the experiences and knowledges of LGBTI people throughout Australia. We connect our members to each other and to opportunities for partnership. The Alliance provides a national framework supporting Members to collaboratively pursue our shared objectives.

The benefits of becoming a member:

As a member of the Alliance you have the opportunity to contribute to a national conversation about health and wellbeing. Membership opens up the possibility for your knowledge and experience to become part of our projects, policies, and submissions.

Individuals and organisations can become key supporters of The National LGBTI Health Alliance either as Full, Associate, or individual members and receive:

  • Member newsletters and regular bulletin updates
  • Invitations to participate in practice forums and seminars
  • Invitations to participate in policy, advocacy, program and service development activities and projects
  • Partnership opportunities

Who is eligible to join?

Full Members are organisations whose core mission/business involves delivering services to LGBTI people and communities (or related activities) are entitled to apply for Full Membership. Full members are entitled to nominate a representative for election to the Board as well as vote at general meetings of the Association.

Unfunded/Unincorporated Full Members share the same features and rights as Full Members. These organisations are those who are currently unfunded or unincorporated and whose work is primarily with LGBTI people and communities around Australia. 

Corporate Membership may be granted to organisations whose work supports the full inclusion and equal participation of LGBTI people and communities through their day to day business. The work of these organisations is broader than ‘LGBTI’ but there is a genuine commitment to the Guiding Principles of the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

Individual members are an important part of the Alliance. They contribute their voices and expertise to our projects, policies, and committees. Individual members also have a commitment to the Guiding Principles of the Alliance.

Our Guiding Principles:

Organisations and individuals who are members of the Alliance are respectful of each other’s differences and the ways in which we work.

Organisations who are members of the Alliance operate in the perceived best interest of the communities with which they work in that;

  • health consumers are empowered to control their health needs;
  • organisations act from within a framework that supports self-determination;
  • organisations operate within a framework of genuine stakeholder engagement;
  • organisations operate in a ways that affirm bodies, genders and relationships in all of their diversity through:
    • Respectful inclusive language
    • Bodily autonomy

Organisations that are members of the Alliance work from within a framework that supports social and human rights and are representative of our communities and their needs.


 

Becoming a Member: The Process

  1. Select your membership category from the table below.
  2. Complete the Application Form (including fee payment)
  3. The Membership Committee will assess your application and notify you of the outcome (Generally within the fortnight).

Membership Categories

Please note: these details are available in full detail in our constitution.

Who Membership Type Eligibility Features Fee Application Form
Individuals Individual Membership Individuals who support and affirm the Guiding Principles of the Alliance. Participates in the life of the Alliance through consultation; able to join committees and working groups; receives membership notices; and can attend general meetings. 25 Apply for Individual Membership Now
L,G,B,T,I focused organisations Unfunded/Unincorporated Full Membership

Organisations whose primary work is with L,G,B,T, or I people and populations and who are currently unfunded/unincorporated.

Can demonstrate commitment to the Guiding Principles

Can demonstrate community presence and ongoing organisational activities.

Participate in the life of the Alliance through consultations, and partnerships; able to receive notices of and attend, be heard and vote at general meetings; able to nominate and elect directors to the Board from their respective state or territory;

Free

Apply for Unfunded Full Membership Now
L,G,B,T,I focused organisations  Full Membership

Organisations whose primary work is with L,G,B,T, or I people and populations.

(and/or)

Organisations who house a significant project focused on the health and wellbeing of L, G, B, T, or I people and populations, (85% or greater of your overall budget)..

Can demonstrate commitment to the Guiding Principles

Are funded and incorporated organisations.

Participate in the life of the Alliance through consultations, and partnerships; able to receive notices of and attend, be heard and vote at general meetings; able to nominate and elect directors to the Board from their respective state or territory;

75-750

according to organisation’s income (see fee schedule below) – Fee assistance is available

Apply for Full Membership Now
Organisations (For-profit) Corporate Membership (FP)

Organisations whose work is broader than LGBTI Health, but for whom L,G,B,T, or I, people/communities/populations are significant.

For-Profit.

Can demonstrate commitment to the Guiding Principles

Participates in the life of the Alliance through consultations, and partnerships; able to attend general meetings; receives membership notices 1000 Apply for For-Profit Corporate Membership
Organisations (Not-for-profit) Corporate Membership (NFP)

Organisations whose work is broader than LGBTI Health, but for whom L,G,B,T, or I, people/communities/populations are significant.

Not-For-Profit.

Can demonstrate commitment to the Guiding Principles

Participates in the life of the Alliance through consultations, and partnerships; able to attend general meetings; receives membership notices 300 Apply for Not-for-profit Membership Now

Terms and Conditions of Membership

  • All members must support the objectives and values of the Alliance and abide by its constitution, policies and code of conduct
  • Individual members must be 18 years of age or over. Full Members and Associated Corporate Members (for-profit and not-for-profit) must be legal entities, e.g. incorporated associations or companies
  • Fees: All members must pay an annual membership fee. It is due on 1 July each year, or in the case of first admission to membership, on the date of first admission to membership. The fee depends on the type of membership, and in the case of full members, on the annual income of the organisation. Please refer to the current fee schedule
  • Liability: All members are required to guarantee funds in event of a winding up in accordance with clauses 2.2 and 19 of the constitution. The amount is defined in Schedule 2 of the constitution and is equivalent to the annual membership fee
  • Change of details: Each member must notify the Alliance in writing of any change in name, address, email address, telephone or fax number (or those relevant details of their representative or other contact person if applicable) within one month of the change.

Fee Schedule

Please note that fee assistance is available for Full Members. Please contact info@lgbtihealth.org.au if you would like to apply for assistance for your organisation. 

Membership Type Annual Income (Including Donations) Membership Fee
Full Members Less than $500,000 $75
  Between $500,000-$1m $250
  Greater than $1m $750
Corporate Member Organisation (not-for-profit)   $300
Corporate Member Organisation (for-profit)   $1000
Individual Member   $25