Members

BECOME A MEMBER

  1. Members of the Association shall be manufacturers or component suppliers in Australia of window furnishings designated by the Association from time to time in general meeting.
  2. Such manufacturers to:
    1. occupy or use premises properly registered in accordance with relevant Australian legislation on registration of individual workplaces;
    2. be registered as a taxpayer in accordance with the relevant Commonwealth legislation;
    3. occupy or use premises which are readily identifiable and accessible from the nearest street to the satisfaction of the Directors;
    4. have at least 3 years practical experience in the industry, or alternatively have trained staff sufficient to ensure quality workmanship;
    5. carry Public Liability Insurance;
    6. provide three trading references to the Association.

    Any such manufacturer or supplier in Australia may make application to become a member of the Association. The application shall be made in writing to the Secretary of the Association and may be required to be in a specified form. The applicant may be admitted to membership upon due election as such at any Directors meeting of the Association by a unanimous vote of Directors present and upon payment of contribution for the current year and the prescribed entrance fee, if any.

  3. By making application for membership of the Association, the applicant agrees:
    1. to pay promptly all contributions and/or assessments as they become due;
    2. to be represented when possible at all meetings and to co-operate with the Association in all matters of general interest to the trade;
    3. to be bound by the Constitution and Rules of the Association.
  4. A full year’s annual contribution will be invoiced once the application for membership is approved by the Board of Directors (the current annual contribution is $800 (incl GST) per company for the 2018/2019 year.
  5. Applicants are required to provide copy of Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance.
  1. Associate Members are engaged in or associated with providing mainly Australian-made products and services connected with the production and/or marketing of window furnishings. Associate Members are organisations whose core business is not manufacturing, or supplying manufacturers with components, but for whom the industry plays an important role.
  2. Associate Members of the Company:
    1. Shall be able to attend general meetings and may speak at general meetings;
    2. Shall be eligible to sit on any committees or sub-committees established by the Directors;
    3. Shall not have any voting rights;
    4. Shall not be eligible for nomination or appointment as a Director or any position of Office;
    5. Shall not be entitled to nominate a person as a Director or for any position of Office.
  3. A full year’s annual contribution is $630 (inc GST) and applicants will be invoiced once the application for membership is approved by the Board of Directors.
  4. Applicants are required to provide a copy of Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance.