Your contribution to improving communications services for Australians is important! The benefits of becoming an ACCAN member are:
We put consumers first
We are a community-based, member-driven, not-for-profit, non- party political organisation.
Tell us about your issues and opinions through direct contact with us. We also have expert Standing Advisory Committees, which members can nominate to join, which help us identify consumer issues and strategies to address them.Be informed:
Our weekly newsletter will keep you up to date with news and issues affecting consumers and the communications industry. Your membership also means you will receive ACCAN Magazine, published quarterly, which will keep you up to date with our policy, grants and research activities, as well as industry and regulatory news, tip sheets and profiles of members.
ACCAN tip sheets and educational resources will help you and your constituents on consumer rights and important issues.
Fight the good fight:
Take part in our campaigns, research and grants projects to help us advocate for consumer rights.
Participate in ACCAN Events, including discounted fees for our annual conference, profiling your work and events through our website, find other events and contacts through ACCAN.
Have a say:
Your membership to ACCAN entitles you to nominate and vote for directors on the ACCAN Board. You can also choose to become a non-voting, Associate Member.
ACCAN has three categories of membership:
- Ordinary Members are 'not for profit' organisations or
individuals whose purposes align with ACCAN’s.
They are able to nominate and vote for positions on ACCAN’s board of directors;
- Associate Members (non-voting) are organisations or individuals interested in working with ACCAN but do not wish or are not eligible to be voting members; and
- Life Members are current members who are acknowledged by ACCAN as having made a significant contribution to consumer rights in the communications field.
We value your voice
ACCAN trusts our member network to inform us about the communications issues that are affecting themselves and/or their members/clients. To effectively advocate for change our lobbying and campaigns need to be evidence based and supported by strong personal stories. We therefore regularly seek input from our members in the form of surveys or occasional telephone calls. If you don’t have the time to participate, we don’t mind but equally welcome contact from our members whenever there is an issue that you’d like us to look at.
If you have any questions please contact us via the query form.