Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector.

Our members are central to everything we do.

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 and help us to build a stronger suicide prevention sector.  Together, we can work towards our ambition 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

Organisation membership is open to groups for whom a primary or at least significant work area is suicide and self-harm prevention and/or postvention and who agree to be compliant with the member requirements of the Constitution 2.2(a)(i)B.

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 and provide a commitment to the Guiding Principles

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.

Membership Inclusions

Policy and Advocacy

Member OrganisationAssociate Organisation/Individual
Suicide Prevention Australia staff and board 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 papersAssociate Organisation:
Associate Individual:
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


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

Please note membership inclusions and benefits can change at any time. 

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.

All Suicide Prevention Australia memberships are based on the calendar year and run from month of joining to the end of December of that year. Renewals are sent annually in November each year.

Your membership fee will be calculated from the month of joining. If you join halfway through the year your pro-rata rate is 50% of the full 12mths and will be calculated at check-out.

Member organisation fees are based on revenue.

Associate organisation fees are based on the number of employees.

Member Organisation
Based on revenue
Associate Organisation
Based on employees
Annual Fees at renewal
(ex GST)
Revenue under $100K2-3 employees$200
Revenue $100K<$500K4-6 employees$350
Revenue $500K<$1M7-10 employees$550
Revenue $1M<$2.5M11-25 employees$1050
Revenue $2.5M<$5M26-50 employees$2100
Revenue $5M<$7.5M51-75 employees$3150
Revenue $7.5M<$10M76-100 employees$4200
Revenue $10M<$25M101-200 employees$5500
Revenue $25M+201+ employees$7750
Associate Individual $100
Associate Individual - Concession Rate
Contact us for eligibility criteria.
Contact Us

Any questions?  Please ask, we’d be happy to help.

Rachael Edwards – Membership Manager


P: 02 9262 1130