Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service is a community-controlled organisation, governed by a voluntary Board of Governance comprised of Aboriginal community members.
If you would like to have your say as to how the organisation is governed, then you need to become a member of the organisation. Full membership enables AWAHS’ Aboriginal clients to vote for community ambassadors to represent their view on the AWAHS Board of Governance.
Aboriginal community members can apply for AWAHS membership.
Non-Aboriginal community members can apply for associate membership.
AWAHS Aboriginal members are eligible to attend and vote at extraordinary general meetings (EGM) and the annual general meeting (AGM), as well attend and observe any Board of Governance meetings. AWAHS members are also eligible to apply to represent their community at Board level.
Associate members (non-Aboriginal community members) have both attendance and speaking rights, including the offering of advice at EGM’s and AGM’s though are not eligible to vote, nor stand for election as office holders for the organisation, neither the Board of Governance.
To apply to become an AWAHS member, applicants need to complete the ‘application for membership form’, as well obtain nomination by two existing organisation members.
The annual membership fee is $2.00 and must be paid within 28 days of acceptance advice from the Board of Governance, and thereafter by June 30 each year.