Consumer Representatives are eligible for reimbursement of expenses from ACT Health.  This process is managed by the Chair or person fulfilling the functions of secretariat to the Committee.


The ACT Health Policy is available online (ACT Health Reimbursement Information & Forms) or contact the HCCA office for a hard copy.


You need to complete aand give this to the Chair or Secretariat of the Committee who will process this for you.  It takes about four weeks to receive the reimbursement.


As of August 2013, the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Policy has changed.  The latest policy can be downloaded below.



How to become a member


Step 1: Fill in a Membership Application Form.  Each person applying for membership must fill out the membership application form and sign the declaration that they agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association.


Step 2: Your application will be considered by the Executive Committee (EC) at the first meeting after receiving your application.  If you agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association and have applied in accordance with the application process, your application is likely to be accepted.


Step 3: If you application is accepted, you will be sent a letter of confirmation from HCCA.  If the EC decides that an applicant is not suitable to become a HCCA member, the Executive Director will send a letter to that applicant outlining why the EC has decided not to accept their membership application. The membership fee and any donation received will be returned to the applicant with the letter.


Renewal of Membership

The membership period is three years. Renewal of membership is due on 1 July in the year of expiry.  All members should renew their membership at the end of the three year membership term.


Where any member fails to renew by September 30 in the year the membership expires, their membership will lapse and will not be reinstated until the fee is paid. If a membership has lapsed for more than a calendar year they will be required to reapply for membership.


If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please fill in the appropriate form below and return it to HCCA with your payment.



What is a member?


HCCA encourages people and organisations who share its aims, objectives and values to become members of HCCA, and recognises that diversity in its membership is very important to strengthening direct consumer involvement in health decision making.


HCCA offers membership to both individuals and organisations which benefit them in a variety of ways including:

  • receipt of the newsletter
  • attendance and voting rights (individuals only) at the AGM
  • access to all services and new publications
  • access to attend EC meetings
  • invitation to activities, launches and other HCCA functions.

Consumer Representatives are required to be a member of HCCA if the organisation is to endorse their participation.  The exception to this is for those consumer representatives who are members of consumer organisations that HCCA recognises.


Our Membership Policy was endorsed by the Executive Committee in August 2011 and can be downloaded below.


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