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Mental Health Australia members share our vision for a mentally healthy nation where the wellbeing of all Australians is protected and enhanced by strong service systems and social attitudes that promote recovery. 

Our membership brings together a diverse range of organisations from across Australia to be a strong voice on mental health reform and stigma reduction. 

Membership of Mental Health Australia is available in 2 categories:

National mental health organisations (Voting)Non-national organisations with an interest in mental health (Non-Voting) 

Voting membership is for organisations operating in at least 4 states or territories with a primary mission, purpose or interest in mental health.

Alternatively, an organisation whose work is considered to have a significant impact at a national level may also be eligible to be a Voting Member.

Voting membership application

Non-voting membership of Mental Health Australia is for mental health organisations operating in at least 1 Australian state or territory.

Organisations with a primary focus on other areas of social services or welfare with a peripheral interest in mental health can also apply for Non-Voting Membership.

Non-Voting membership application

To apply for membership, please download and complete the relevant application form and return via email. If you have any questions, please call us on (02) 6285 3100.


Membership Fee Structure


The Board of Mental Health Australia aims to structure annual membership fees to support the ongoing activities of Mental Health Australia and ensure a variety of organisations are able to access the benefits of either Voting or Non-Voting Membership of Mental Health Australia.

The Board of Mental Health Australia also realises that many organisations operating in the not-for-profit sector rely heavily on grants, donations and philanthropy to conduct their business. As such, the Board has decided to lock in membership fee prices for the next three years (2019 to 2022) to provide members with certainty and clarity, as well as ensuring access to the continual benefits, value and events to advocate for mental health reform. These fees will continue to be applied on a sliding scale against members’ annual income.

If your organisation has difficulties meeting this fee structure, or your annual income has changed significantly, please contact to discuss, rather than just let your membership lapse.

The Board will consider all feedback from members on the fee increase and structure, and is prepared to consider a different application of fees, especially when an organisation has experienced or is expecting considerable cuts to funding.

Annual Voting Member Fees - 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22

Voting Members’ Annual IncomeAnnual Fee
$1 - $250,000$220
$250,000 - $500,000$325
$500,000 - $1m$550
$1m - $2m$650
$2m - $5m$875
$5m - $10m$1100

Annual Non-Voting Member Fees - 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22

Non-Voting Member’s Annual IncomeAnnual Fee
$1 - $250,000$110
$250,000 - $500,000$165
$500,000 - $1m$220
$1m - $2m$325
$2m - $5m$550
$5m - $10m$800


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