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 members and associates on policy, advocacy and research. Members and associates have the opportunity to join our panels and committees, and help to inform our work.

Become a member or associate (individuals) 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 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
  • Networking events and invitations to member/associate only events
  • Events – Preferential rates for Suicide Prevention Australia webinars and other events
  • Early access to data and information
Membership levels

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes both organisations and associates.

Member (Organisations)

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, and incorporated organisations, corporates, government institutions and bodies that may sit outside the traditional suicide prevention sector. 

We welcome applications from organisations to become a member based on these criteria:

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to suicide and self-harm prevention and/or postvention
  • As an organisation agrees to carry out its obligations as a 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

Members are encouraged to sign up to the Mindframe National Communications Charter.

Member employees receive access to member benefits.

Associate (Individuals)

Often having lived experience, associates may want to support suicide prevention, advocacy and research.

Membership Inclusions

Policy and Advocacy

Member (Organisations)Associate (Individuals)
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 (Organisations)Associate (Individuals)
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 (Organisations)Associate (Individuals)
Preferential rates for the Suicide Prevention Australia webinars and other events
Member-first access to data & information

Networking and Events

Member (Organisations)Associate (Individuals)
Member-to-Member networking and collaboration opportunities
Invitations to attend exclusive Learning & Development opportunities and Member-only events


Member (Organisations)Associate (Individuals)
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.

Member (Organisations)
Annual Fees at renewal
(ex GST)
Revenue under $100K$210
Revenue $100K<$500K$360
Revenue $500K<$1M$570
Revenue $1M<$2.5M$1080
Revenue $2.5M<$5M$2170
Revenue $5M<$7.5M$3250
Revenue $7.5M<$10M$4330
Revenue $10M<$25M$5670
Revenue $25M+$7980
Associate (Individuals)$100
Contact Us

Associate (Individuals) – 50% preferential rate for: 

  • Full-Time Students 
  • JobSeekers 

To receive the preferential rate please do not complete the online form.  Send your contact details directly to us and we’ll get in touch. 

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

Sara Peelgrane – Membership & Partnerships Manager


P: 02 9262 1130