Membership

Touching Base offers two types of membership:

1. Individual Membership

To be eligible to apply for individual membership a person must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Support and agree to the aims of Touching Base (see About Us > Aims)
  • Be nominated by an existing member
  • Be approved by the Touching Base committee

Individual Membership Form (Word 374kb)
Individual Membership Form (PDF 66kb)

2. Affiliate Membership

To be eligible to apply for affiliate membership a business or organisation must:

  • Support and agree to the aims of Touching Base (see About Us > Aims)
  • Be nominated by an existing member
  • Be approved by the Touching Base committee

Affiliate Organisation Membership Form (Word 373kb)
Affiliate Organisation Membership Form (PDF 39kb)

Fees

Individual membership

  • Fee for 1 year $20.00
  • Fee for 3 years $50.00

Note: where a new individual member pleads financial hardship, the Committee of Management may reduce or waive the membership fee if it considers this to be appropriate.

Affiliate Organisation membership

  • Fee for 1 year $50.00
Benefits of membership

Members of Touching Base are taking an important role in actively supporting the work of the organisation in advocating for sexual rights.

In addition:

  • Individual members are notified of general meetings and they may attend in person or choose to vote at these meetings by proxy.
  • Individual members are also eligible to be nominated to the Committee of Management. Elections for all positions on the Committee are held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) towards the end of each calendar year.
  • Affiliate members are also notified of general meetings and they may send a representative to attend any general meetings; however affiliate members are not permitted to vote or to hold positions on the Committee of Management.
  • Members are invited to events hosted by Touching Base.
  • Members are informed of training being provided by Touching Base.
Privacy
  • Your privacy is important to us.
  • The information on this form will be used to assess your eligibility for membership, identify your preferred mailing address and provide Touching Base with statistics in relation to membership.
  • The information on this form will not be released to any other organisation including commercial enterprises.
  • Please only provide us with information that is safe for us to contact you through.
  • Please use a name that you are comfortable in others using.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the Public Officer is required by law to maintain a register of members which includes a name and postal or residential address for each member of the association. However, if a member requests that that any information contained on the register about the member (other than the member’s name) not be available for inspection, then all of that member’s other details will also be withheld by the Public Officer.