Benefits of membership

As the national peak body representing the mental health sector in Australia, Mental Health Australia advocates on behalf of a wide range of people working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. This includes consumers and carers, families and friends, practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers. Our members play a vital role in helping fulfil the advocacy role and ensure a united voice is heard in the development of key national mental health reform priorities.

One way to unite and contribute to reform is via the annual Parliamentary Advocacy Day – a key benefit exclusive to Members.

Along with the ability to contribute to the national debate on mental health, Mental Health Australia members enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

Benefits – Voting Members* – Apply Here

  •          Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  •          Ability to nominate for a position on the Board
  •          Invitations to the Mental Health Australia Parliamentary Advocacy Day x 2
  •          Invitations to the Members Policy Forum, twice annually x 2
  •          Invitations to the Grace Groom Oration and Members Dinners x 2
  •          Member ticket prices to Mental Health Australia events
  •          Opportunity to unite to advocate for mental health reform
  •          Opportunity to contribute to submissions and policy papers
  •          Opportunity to participate in working groups, webinars and forums
  •          Opportunity to partner for World Mental Health Day activities
  •          Opportunity to be featured in the weekly CEO update emailed to more than 3,500 people in the mental health sector

Benefits – Non-Voting Members** – Apply Here

  •          Invitation to the Mental Health Australia Parliamentary Advocacy Day
  •          Invitation to the Members Policy Forum, twice annually
  •          Invitation to the Grace Groom Oration and Members Dinners
  •          Member ticket prices to Mental Health Australia events
  •          Opportunity to unite to advocate for mental health reform
  •          Opportunity to contribute to submissions and policy papers
  •          Opportunity to participate in working groups, webinars and forums
  •          Opportunity to partner for World Mental Health Day activities

Your membership will help us to achieve our vision of mentally healthy people, mentally healthy communities.

Apply Here!

* Voting membership is restricted to organisations operating at a national level with a primary mission, purpose and or interest in mental health. National level is defined as “an organisation operating in at least four states or territories or an organisation whose work is deemed by the Board to have a significant impact at a national level.”

** Non-voting membership is for non-national organisations and/or organisations whose primary focus may not be mental health but who are looking to stay informed on the activities of Mental Health Australia and access Mental Health Australia’s many resources.