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MEMBERSHIP

NOT JUST A POLITICAL PARTY, A GENUINE COMMUNITY.

Membership with the Australian Democrats is unique.

There is no hidden caucus or hierarchy where only the top layer gets to make the decisions.

We are a participatory democracy – that means, every member gets a say. Members shape and form policies and help elect our leadership group.

Now, we don’t expect any member will agree with 100% of our policies, but that is precisely the point – we’re not likely to get an Australia like that, either.

We each bring our different perspectives and experiences and then we discuss, debate, and vote on it.

Our underlying principles are that policies must be based on evidence. We reject extreme or ideological approaches or any approach that is about favouring one group over another, but instead commit to being solutions-focused, planning for the long term, and looking for outcomes that lead to a just, fair, socially and environmentally responsible Australia.

We are committed to providing a safe, constructive and enjoyable environment for our members/volunteers.  You can read our Ethical Code of Conduct, our Code of Conduct against Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment and our Grievance Resolution framework that are now in force.

If you want to be part of the movement, sign up today!

 

Membership Options

Affiliate
Member

$10/ year

(Non Voting)

  • Receives correspondence about Party discussions and decisions
  • Has a say in Party policy
  • Learns more and stays in touch with behind-the-scenes Party matters
  • Can upgrade to full member at any time

Ordinary
Member

$40/ year

(Concession*)

  • Receives correspondence about Party discussions and decisions
  • Has a say in Party policy
  • Learns more and stays in touch with behind-the-scenes Party matters
  • Votes in Party ballots on policy and our leadership team
  • Can hold a Party office
  • Can nominate to stand as a candidate

Ordinary
Member

$80/ year

(Standard)

  • Receives correspondence about Party discussions and decisions
  • Has a say in Party policy
  • Learns more and stays in touch with behind-the-scenes Party matters
  • Votes in Party ballots on policy and our leadership team
  • Can hold a Party office
  • Can nominate to stand as a candidate

* Health Care Card Holder, Student, Pensioner, etc