Bayley House is an Incorporated Association registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. As such members of Bayley House have certain rights and responsibilities and play an important role in the organisation. Members are entitled to:

  • Participate in and vote at Association meetings
  • Nominate to become a member of the Board or one of the Board Sub-Committees
  • Receive regular Member Updates via meetings or newsletters
  • Attend and participate in member specific activities

A strong membership base is important as it enables Bayley House to continue to meet the needs of our current and future clients.

Becoming a Member

Membership to Bayley House is via application and payment of a membership fee. The membership application form must be completed by the candidate and endorsed by two current financial members. All membership applications are considered for approval by the Committee of Management. 

The membership year is the period of the current financial year commencing July 1 until June 30. Membership is on an individual basis. Members must reside in Australia and be 18 years or over.

The membership fee for 2015-2016 is $20.

Click here to download a membership application form.

Membership Renewal

Membership must be renewed on an annual basis and expires on June 30 of the current financial year. Membership is renewal via completion of the renewal form and payment of the annual membership fee.

Click here to download the membership renewal form for 2015-2016.

Life Members

Life Membership is awarded by the Board of Management in recognition of outstanding service or assistance given by an individual to Bayley House. Life members receive all the same rights and privileges of a member without having to pay any membership fees. Currently Bayley House has 27 Honorary Life Members.

Criteria for the awarding of Life Membership includes:

  • An ongoing involvement with Bayley House for 20 years or more.
  • Financial membership of Bayley House
  • Demonstrated contribution to Bayley House via service on the Board or Sub-Committees, provision of significant and ongoing financial support, working with clients or assisting in fundraising activities, improving facilities or expanding services.

Nominations for Life Membership close on August 15 each calendar year. All nominations must be proposed and seconded by current members. 

Click here to download a Life Membership Nomination form.