Member benefits and fees 2021-22

Membership is open to Women’s Services in Australia which support WESNET’s Vision and Purpose

Full Membership - for Specialist Women’s Service organisations and programs providing frontline support to women and children victim-survivors of DFV, IPV or other forms of gender based violence against women, which are managed by women and operate with a gendered analysis. Full Members can vote and nominate for board positions. 

Associate Membership - for organisations and programs providing frontline support to women and children victim-survivors of DFV, IPV or other forms of gender based violence against women, or allied with the Specialist Women’s Sector. Associate Members cannot vote or nominate for board positions. 

All membership applications are considered by the WESNET Board which meets bi-monthly.

Fees for 2021-22

Fees are based on your organisation's annual revenue. All Prices are GST Inclusive.

Small

$160

Annual Revenue 
less than $500,000

Medium

$420

Annual Revenue 
$500,000-$2M

Large

$630

Annual Revenue 
$2M-$10M

Extra Large

$850

Annual Revenue 
over $10M

* WESNET programs provide direct relief to frontline services for distribution to victim-survivors. Members can sign up for the Uber-partnered WESNET Rides program for Uber rideshare credit. Members can join the waiting list for the Telstra-partnered Safe Connections program providing free smartphones and credit, as the program is currently at capacity. WESNET programs are offered to Associate Members on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to the equitable distribution of program resources, the organisation's programs and service delivery model, the demonstrated need, and the organisation's capacity to deliver the program safely. 

** 1 vote per organisation. The WESNET Board is comprised of full-member representatives from all States and Territories, with up to 3 Board positions offered to women identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, queer women, or women from other diverse sexual orientation or gender diversity, women with disabilities, older women, younger women, and women from rural and regional Australia. Full and Associate Members can contact their Board representatives and seek assistance on state and national policy matters, funding issues and opportunities, and any other matters affecting your work preventing and responding to domestic and family violence. 


Our Vision: A future where all women and children live free of domestic and family violence and its consequences.

WESNET’s principal purpose is to ameliorate and prevent suffering and distress experienced by Women and children affected by DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV. It does this as Australia’s national peak body for Women’s Services. It achieves this through the following activities, among others, intended to further its principal purpose:

(a) providing material relief to Women and children experiencing DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV;
(b) providing educational resources and advice for Women and children to increase their safety;
(c) providing educational resources, training and information to Women’s Services and other service providers, in order to build the capacity of Women’s Services and system responses to enable them to ameliorate the harm and suffering of DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV;
(d) working to highlight the structural drivers of DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV, and effective prevention strategies, via advice on policy, legislative and programmatic responses;
(e) promoting the participation of people with lived experience to foster improvement of service delivery, and the development of research, debate and education about DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV;
(f) promoting and fostering co-operation, collaboration and communication within and between Women’s Services and other service providers supporting Women and children experiencing DFV, IPV and other forms of GBV; and
(g) doing all other things which are necessary or expedient to further the Purpose.

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