Full membership of AFDO

Full membership criteria

Full membership of AFDO is open to Not-for-Profit disability organisations in Australia, that meet the following criteria:

  • A Not for Profit disability organisation (your members can come from anywhere in Australia), and your members are:
    • people with disability, and/or
    • organisations of people with disability, and/or
    • organisations for people with disability
  • Your organisation’s prime role is to advocate for the rights of people with disability, and
  • Your organisation is governed by a Board where at least 50% of Board members are people with disability, OR
  • Your organisation is a national disability organisation representing the lived experience of advocating for a family member with disability;
    • Children with disabilities, or
    • People with Intellectual disability, or
    • Carers and family members.
  • Your organisation is either an Incorporated Association or a Company Limited by Guarantee, and
  • Your organisation does not have any purposes contrary to the purposes of the AFDO.

How to apply for Full membership of AFDO

  1. Complete the Full Membership Application Form
  2. Send your completed form to the AFDO CEO at ceo@afdo.org.au

If you have any trouble downloading the membership application forms, please email cheryl.gration@afdo.org.au to have the form emailed to you.

Current AFDO Constitution

The Board of AFDO considers all membership applications, and will notify you if your application is successful. All decisions made by the AFDO Board on membership applications are final.
Here is the current AFDO Constitution.