ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Apply for Membership

Would you like to become an ACTCOSS member? Find out about membership benefits and read on for fees and how to apply.

Annual Membership Fees

Please note: ACTCOSS raises membership fees by CPI every two years. We have raised the fee for the 2019-20 financial year.

Associates (individuals)

Annual Income Fees
Concession $20
<$40,000 $40
>$40,000 $95

Community Organisations (not-for-profits)

Annual membership fees are based on an organisation's total revenue during the past year. Revenue is the gross amount of private and government grants, donations, fundraising proceeds, membership fees, and all other income.

Annual Revenue Fees



$10,000 - $50,000


$50,001 - $100,000


$100,001- $500 000


$500,001 - $750,000


$750,001 - $1 million


$1 million - $2.5 million


$2.5 million - $5 million


$5 million plus


Affiliates (for-profits, government bodies)

Set Annual Fee: $580

Application Process

Approval: To be accepted as a member, we'll send your application to our Committee for approval. This is a requirement in our Constitution.

To make the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible, please:

  • Make sure you fill out your form fully
  • Provide all supporting documents (for organisations)
  • Make sure you read, understand and agree with our vision, values, roles and goals in our Strategic Plan.

The approval process can take up to 2 months. We'll contact you if we require more information for your application. Upon approval, we'll send you an invoice.

Providing Payment: No need to provide payment until you receive an invoice from ACTCOSS. We'll invoice you upon approval of your membership application.

Fees: Fees apply for the financial year you joined. If you are joining between January and June, we will invoice you pro-rata for the remainder of the current financial year. If you or your organisation is experiencing financial hardship, please let us know and we will look into alternative arrangements.

Renewing: We send out renewal forms before the beginning of each financial year.

Application Form

Please apply for membership by downloading, completing and returning the appropriate membership form:

Please return your form and any supporting documentation via email to [email protected] or post it to our office.

We'll let you know we have received your application, if there's anything else we need from you, and we'll outline what happens next.


If you have any questions about applying for membership, please email [email protected] or call us and ask for the Membership Officer.