Membership Benefits

We have three types of membership, individual membership as Full Members or Associate Members, and we have a membership model for like minded organisations called Affiliate Membership. The Definitions of each can be found below and it is very easy to identify what membership model relates to your experience. If you feel you have a question then individial applications should contact the Company Secretary and like minded organisations should conact the Chairperosn.

Affiliate membership is based on standards of governance. Very similar standards to those that are required by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) because in order to operate as like minded organisations it is essential that we have similar governance models and safeguard those in our community who are vulnerable people.

Full Member

To apply to become a Full Member you must be 18 years old or more and served in the ADF, or have deployed on a peacekeeping operation in the AFP, AEC, DFAT or other government department or deployed as a first responder. Full Members have voting rights and may attend general meetings.

Becoming a Full Member offers remarkable advantages, such as:

  • Joining Australia's fastest growing network for veterans, their families, and supporters.
  • Driving transformative change in your area of focus that supports the veteran and veteran family community.
  • Collaborating with modern leaders from the veteran and veteran family community who are actively working to improve conditions for the community and its supporters.
  • Actively collaborating with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other departments when feasible, to better the living conditions for veterans, their families, and the broader support network.
  • Actively engaging with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other departments when applicable, to enhance the circumstances for veterans, their families, and the broader support network.
  • Receiving The Australian Peacekeeper Magazine every quarter in either digital or print format.
  • Gaining exclusive access to members-only sections of our website, including our photographic archives.
  • Receiving immediate notifications about issues impacting veterans, eliminating the need to wait for the next newsletter.
  • But the benefits don't stop there. As a Full Member, you will also have the opportunity to upload any stories or articles you've written for The Australian Peacekeeper Magazine, allowing you to share your experiences and knowledge with the rest of the community.
  • Get ready to be part of an exclusive group that empowers Australian veterans and their families as well as the wider Australian community.
  • Fee: $30

Associate Member

Associate Membership is open to anyone who does not qualify as a Full Member, and this can include anyone in the Veteran Support Network such as veteran family members, the medical community and anyone interested in the veteran and veteran family community. Associate Members do not have voting rights however thay may attend general meetings as an observer.

Becoming an Associate Member offers remarkable advantages, such as:

  • Joining Australia's fastest growing network for veterans, their families, and supporters.
  • Driving transformative change in your area of focus that supports the veteran and veteran family community.
  • Collaborating with modern leaders from the veteran and veteran family community who are actively working to improve conditions for the community and its supporters.
  • Actively collaborating with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other departments when feasible, to better the living conditions for veterans, their families, and the broader support network.
  • Actively engaging with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other departments when applicable, to enhance the circumstances for veterans, their families, and the broader support network.
  • Receiving The Australian Peacekeeper Magazine every quarter in either digital or print format.
  • Gaining exclusive access to members-only sections of our website, including our photographic archives.
  • Receiving immediate notifications about issues impacting veterans, eliminating the need to wait for the next newsletter.
  • But the benefits don't stop there. As an Associate Member, you will also have the opportunity to upload any stories or articles you've written for The Australian Peacekeeper Magazine, allowing you to share your experiences and knowledge with the rest of the community.
  • Get ready to be part of an exclusive group that empowers Australian veterans and their families as well as the wider Australian community.
  • Fee: $30.

Affiliate Membership

We welcome all veteran and veteran family organisations to become Affiliate Members and we both work together to confirm that you have governance in place that meets or is very close to the standards required by the ACNC. This is not at all meant to sound overly rigid because even the ACNC Governance Standards are a set of high-level principles rather than precise rules. If we both agree that our what to achieve, you then decide how it will apply then.

The ACNC Governance Standards help maintain public trust in all that we do as individual organisations or as a network of like-minded organisations.

Governance Standard 1: Not-for-profit and working towards charitable purpose

  • Governance Standard 1 requires that we look to confirm that you demonstrate that you are operating for a charitable purpose as the priority and that if you state you are a not-for-profit, charity or a profit-making entity, then this is easily confirmed.

    Governance Standard 2: Accountability to members

    • Governance Standard 2 requires that you take reasonable steps to be accountable to your members, and allow your members adequate opportunities to raise concerns about how your organisations are run.

      Governance Standard 3: Compliance with Australian laws

      • Governance Standard 3 requires that you act in a lawful way and comply with Australian laws.

      Governance Standard 4: Suitability of Responsible People

      • Governance Standard 4 requires you ensure that your organisation is not controlled by people who may pose a risk to the financial position or the pursuit of your objectives.

      Governance Standard 5: Duties of Responsible People

      Here we look to see that you have taken reasonable steps to make sure that your Responsible People are subject to, understand, and carry out the duties set out these duties include:

      • to act with reasonable care and diligence
      • to act honestly and fairly in the best interests of the organisation and for its purposes
      • not to misuse their position or information they gain as a Responsible Person
      • to disclose conflicts of interest
      • to ensure that the financial affairs of the organisation are managed responsibly, and
      • not to allow the charity to operate while it is insolvent.

      We can provide a no cost mentoring service to assist you in meeting these very reasonable standards.

      Contact Ian Lindgren, Chairperson. Email: ian.lindgren@peacekeepers.asn.au and mobile: 0414 245 254.