FRSA Membership

As the national peak body for family and relationship services, FRSA provides practical support to its member organisations and draws on their expertise to understand the changing needs of families accessing services so as to inform public policy. FRSA members support the purpose, vision and values of FRSA, as identified in the FRSA Strategic Plan. The FRSA network is collaborative with a shared commitment to achieving positive social change.

The FRSA network is collaborative with a shared commitment to achieving positive social change. Members enjoy the vocational support that comes from belonging to a national association with valuable expertise and experience in the family & relationship services sector. By accessing FRSA’s range of member-only benefits and services members are able to improve their foothold in the sector.

Membership Benefits

As a national network, FRSA is able to build partnerships with related sectors and peak bodies, research institutions and training providers. Membership of FRSA enhances the capacity of individual agencies and facilitates the achievement of shared goals.

Members also enjoy direct benefits, including:

  • Regular updates on the latest developments relevant to the delivery of services to families;
  • Fortnightly e-bulletin with program/policy news, conference/training events and funding opportunities;
  • A Member login to our website allowing access to update one’s Member profile within our Member directory, access to the FRSA calendar to add any upcoming events and training opportunities, and functionality to promote advertised jobs via our Jobs board;
  • Weekly media review which summarises relevant media coverage with links to articles concerned with family relationship issues;
  • Participation in FRSA webinars and blogs
  • Invitation to key FRSA events such as annual National Conference, forums, workshops etc.
  • Group discounts on products and services, national conferences, forums and other training events;
  • Opportunities to actively contribute to policy development and decision-making through involvement in preparing submissions and advice to Government.
  • Engagement in consultation and research projects to inform practice and policy development, including opportunities to join advisory and reference groups.

Membership Categories

Family Relationship Services Australia has two categories of membership:

  1. Full Membership  is available to all organisations that receive funding through the Family Relationship Services Program (defined as a legal entity that has executed an FRSP service agreement). Full members have the right to nominate and elect Board Directors, vote in general meetings and propose changes to the constitution.
  2. Associate Organisation Membership  is available to organisations that do not directly receive funding through the Family Relationship Services Program but support the objectives of FRSA. Associate members have the right to be nominated for Board positions (with the endorsement of a full member) and attend general meetings but do not have voting rights.
  3. Individual Associate Membership  is available to individuals that support the objectives of FRSA. Associate Individual members have the right to be nominated for Board positions (with the endorsement of a full member) and attend general meetings but do not have voting rights.

Change in Member information

If there are any changes to the Member organisation information and/or listed Member Delegate, please complete the Change of Company Information and/or Delegate form and send to FRSA email: admin@frsa.org.au or by post to PO BOX 326 Deakin West ACT 2600.