Membership

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. We exist to provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention, so that together we can save lives. We believe that through collaboration and shared purpose, we can work towards our ambition of a world without suicide.

Our members are central to everything we do.  We consult with our members on policy, advocacy and research. Members have the opportunity to join our panels and committees, and help to inform  our work.

Become a member of Suicide Prevention Australia, get involved and help us to build a stronger suicide prevention sector in Australia.

We work to create a better policy and funding environment for suicide prevention in Australia.

We advocate for a whole of government approach to reducing suicide, encompassing not just mental health but social, economic and community risk and protective factors.

We advocate for a better policy and funding environment by responding to government and parliamentary consultations and inquiries, representing Suicide Prevention Australia members on key government and sector committees.

We consult with our Organisation members and Associates on policy, advocacy and research. They have the opportunity to join our panels and committees, and help to inform our work.

Become a member or associate of Suicide Prevention Australia, get involved and help us to build a stronger suicide prevention sector in Australia and our shared vision of a world without suicide.

Member Benefits

Membership of Suicide Prevention Australia comes with benefits that will help you be supported in your work, collaborate with others, and contribute to national policy development and advocacy. Benefits include:

  • Advocacy – Sector representation with key stakeholders in Government, media and business
  • Policy – Invitations to policy working groups, to contribute to submissions and help design policy papers
  • Opportunity to nominate for committees
  • Eligibility for organisation members to nominate for the Suicide Prevention Australia Board and vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to the latest and timely news – monthly Member Brief and regular Member Alerts
  • Opportunity to promote member news, programs and services
  • Member networking events and invitations to member-only events
  • Events – Preferential rates to Suicide Prevention Australia webinars and other events
  • Quality Improvement Program – preferential rates for certification or accreditation
  • Early access to data and information
Membership levels

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes both organisations and individuals.

Member Organisation – open to organisations in the suicide prevention sector

Organisational membership is open to groups for whom a primary or significant part of their work is suicide and self-harm prevention and/or postvention.

We welcome organisation member applications if your organisation:

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to suicide and self-harm prevention and/or postvention
  • Agrees that your organisation will carry out its obligations as an organisation member honestly, fairly and with business integrity
  • Agrees to be bound by, and compliant with, the Suicide Prevention Australia Constitution

Organisation members are also encouraged to sign up to the Mindframe National Communications Charter.

All employees of organisation members receive access to member benefits.

Associate Organisation – organisations outside the suicide prevention sector

Incorporated organisations, corporates, government institutions and bodies that may sit outside the traditional suicide prevention sector. All employees of organisation members receive access to member benefits.

Associate Individual – personal membership

Often having lived experience, individual members may also be individuals who want to support suicide prevention, advocacy and research.

Member benefits by category

Policy and Advocacy

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Suicide Prevention Australia advocate to government on their behalf
Access to key stakeholders: policymakers, Federal and State/Territory Government, media and external businesses
Invitations to participate in policy working groups and to contribute to submissions and policy papers
Invitation to participate on State/Territory committees
Lived Experience Panel (by appointment)

Board of Directors, General Meetings, Voting

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Voting Rights at Annual General Meeting
Eligibility to nominate to the Suicide Prevention Australia Board
Eligibility to be appointed Independent Director

Research, capacity building and quality improvement

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Preferential rates for the Suicide Prevention Australia webinars and other events
Member-first access to data & information

Networking and Events

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Member-to-Member networking and collaboration opportunities
Invitations to attend exclusive Learning & Development opportunities and Member-only events

Communications

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Monthly Member Briefing e-newsletter and regular Member Alerts
Opportunities to promote and share news, programs/services, invitations and more with the rest of the sector, through Suicide Prevention Australia communications
Membership period and fees

The Suicide Prevention Australia membership period runs from 01 January to 31 December in any given calendar year.  Renewals are sent prior to 31 December each year.

 

Member Organisation and Associate Organisation - RevenueAnnual Fees at renewal
(ex GST)
Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) $200
Under $1M$500
$1M - $5M $1,000
$5M - $10M$3,000
Over $10M $5,000
Associate Individual $100
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