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Join Our Chapter

Please note, to become an ANZ chapter member you must first be a member of the international ACBS.
If you are uncertain of your international association membership status, you can check here
.

 

  • Professional Member

    80$
    Every year
    For members in full-time employment
     
    • Discounted access to ANZ ACBS events and training
    • Participate, Nominate and Vote in AGMs and Board elections
    • Support an organisation that supports you
    • [coming soon] Access to member register and forums
  • Affiliate Member

    50$
    Every year
    Part-time employment, Parental leave, Retiree and Diversity
     
    • Discounted access to ANZ ACBS events and training
    • Participate, Nominate and Vote in AGMs and Board elections
    • Support an organisation that supports you
    • [coming soon] Access to member register and forums
  • Student Member

    30$
    Every year
    For members enrolled in tertiary education
     
    • Discounted access to ANZ ACBS events and training
    • Participate, Nominate and Vote in AGMs and Board elections
    • Support an organisation that supports you
    • [coming soon] Access to member register and forums

Membership dues will auto-renew unless disabled

Membership in the Australia/New Zealand chapter is open to any member of the global Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Chapter dues are charged annually in AUD, and support the operation of the chapter. ANZ ACBS is registered in Australia as a health promotion charity and the chapter board of directors are volunteers - all revenue from chapter dues and events goes back into the organisation, and into our mission of spreading ACT and CBS knowledge to practitioners in our region.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of being a Chapter member?

Membership to your ANZ ACBS entitles you to a range of benefits:

  • Participate, Nominate and Vote in AGMs and Board elections

  • Discounted access to our events and conferences

  • Access our upcoming private member forums, including our Communities of Practice

  • Access and be listed on the member register, so you can connect with members nearby, as well as those with overlapping interests

  • And of course, support the organisation that supports you!

Can I be a financial member of ANZ ACBS but NOT ACBS International?

It is a requirement of ACBS that all ANZ Chapter members are also members of the international association. ACBS International membership brings a wealth of benefit to members beyond conference discounts, particularly through the resources provided to members on their website, and access to the international listservs.

What do you mean by Diversity for Affiliate membership?

ANZ ACBS has adopted the ACBS Diversity Committee definition of diversity. The Diversity Committee endorses a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to professional discipline and setting, communities of colour, minority status, cultural and language perspectives, religious and spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, as well as sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. Any person who identifies with any of these categories, as well as those working less than full time, are welcome to join the chapter at a reduced annual fee as affiliate members.

What if I'm not a financial member, but still choose "Australia/New Zealand Chapter" when I renew my ACBS Membership?

People who choose “ANZ ACBS Chapter” membership when they renew their ACBS membership will not be confirmed members until their Chapter membership is paid but will be added as subscribers to the ANZ ACBS subscriber email list.

Can I be a financial member of ANZ ACBS if I don’t live in Australia or New Zealand?

Yes. You are welcome to be a member of ANZ ACBS no matter where you live in the world, as long as you are a current member of ACBS.

Who is eligible for Student Membership?

All prospective members who are currently enrolled full-time or part-time at a tertiary education institution are eligible to subscribe as a Student Member.

Why does the chapter charge membership dues beyond those already paid to ACBS?

We are confident you can see the huge benefits included for our Members. To equitably share the operational cost of running the ANZ ACBS chapter, we are asking each of our members to contribute, via annual membership fees, the “operational cost” of being a member and participating in our events and programs.

We have heard the message from our members around keeping our events accessible and inclusive. We are trying to make our organisation stronger. We need to be on secure financial footing so we can keep our costs down and ensure that our money is spent in the interest of our members. This includes improving access to conferences and events to all members. Our annual financial statements are made available to members at our AGM each year, and will be posted on our profile page on the ACNC Charity portal.

How does ANZACBS operate? How can I be sure the board is acting in the interest of the association?

Members and prospective members are encouraged to read our Constitution which governs the association and the board, which can be found here under Governing Documents. You can also access annual financial reporting and annual information statements at this page.

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