On this page you will find information about becoming a member of Blind Citizens Australia, useful information about membership, an on-line membership form, a downloadable membership form, a feedback form to provide feedback to BCA, and the BCA complaints policy.
This photo of two of our members was taken on the occasion that Maryanne was presented with her Officer of the Order of Australia Award. Maryanne was granted this Award on 09 June 2014 for “distinguished service to people who are blind or have low vision through national and international leadership roles, and as an advocate for best practice employment opportunities.”
David was granted his Officer of the Order of Australia Award on 26 January 2002 for “service to blind and visually impaired people nationally and internationally, particularly as a leading advocate for access to education, training and services to enable economic independence and community participation.”
Becoming a Member
As a Member of BCA you will receive;
- Blind Citizens News and other publications
- Our audio magazine Soundabout
- Access to our Individual and Systemic Advocacy services
- Peer Support through a network of branches and our National and State Conventions
- Representation to Government on issues affecting the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired
Membership to BCA is available to people who are blind or vision impaired and supporters who are sighted.
Organisational members please contact BCA for more information on how to join.
BCA class A organisational members – are incorporated organisations within Australia where:
- the membership and governing body are each comprised of a majority of persons who are blind or vision impaired
- or the parents of children who are blind or vision impaired
- or which have a substantial involvement in representing the interests of persons who are blind or vision impaired from the consumer perspective
BCA Class B Organisational Members are incorporated organisations which identify with the aims of BCA but do not meet the criteria required to gain Class A organisational membership.
Here is information on current BCA Organisational Members
To begin your application to join BCA please complete the on-line application form below, download the BCA Downloadable Membership Form (Word doc) or contact BCA and we will send you a Member Application Pack.
To request an application pack for BCA, please email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
All individual membership categories (Full, Junior and Associate) pay a once off membership fee of $20.
Organisations are also welcome as members. Further information on organisational membership can be obtained from the BCA National Office.
Associate Members are not eligible to stand for a position on the Board and do not have voting rights in Branches or at any BCA elections.
Membership Application Form
Payment Options for Membership
Memberships can be paid by Credit Card using the PayPal “Donate” button below. For other payment options, please contact the BCA National Office on 1800 033 660
Your membership will be completed on receipt of your payment.
Feedback to BCA
We are always looking for improvement in what we do, and would appreciate your input.
If you would like to provide feedback to BCA you might like to take a few minutes to fill out our feedback form.
BCA Complaints Policy
If you would like information on our complaint process , we have a document BCA Complaints Policy (Word doc) that will assist.