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Membership entitles you to attend all our regular events, as well as access to our members directory and past presentations. All membership is automatically renewed annually from the date of activation. 

 If you simply want to be kept informed then please subscribe to our mailing list.

What are the membership types?

There are currently four types of membership available. All membership types are renewed annually from the date of activation.

Individual Member

This is the standard membership type for an individual member

Non-practicing Member

This is for individuals who are not practicing but wish to continue their professional development. “Practice” is defined as professional services in any form, including management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles. This is applicable for those who:

  • Have retired completely from practice
  • Are taking a temporary absence from work such as parental leave

You are obliged to provide proof of your non-practicing status if requested.

Student Member

This is for full-time students – Individuals enrolled in a tertiary institution at a minimum of 75% of a full-time workload. This is defined as:
  • 0.75 out of 1.0 EFTSL per year
  • 18 out of 24 credit points per semester
  • 15 out of 20 hours per week
You are obliged to provide proof of your student status if requested.

Partner Member

Foundation Partners are organisations that support AHDC's vision and mission. Partner membership is available to a limited number of attendees. Membership is approved and managed manually. Please contact to enquire about Partnership opportunities.

What are the membership benefits?

Free Educational Events 

All AHDC Members have free access to register for our events, which include regular webinars, seminars, and presentations, including a range of networking and site visit opportunities. All events are limited in numbers, and registration is mandatory to attend the event.

Conferences and Partner Events

Members can access discounted tickets to the Australasian Health Design Conference. AHDC regularly partners with other organisations to provide discounted tickets and access to Australian and International events. 

Members Directory

Members can share their profile, contact details and links to our Member Directory, allowing other members to search, view and connect with them. 

Past Presentations

All past presentations are available to members to view on our members only portal, providing a growing database of knowledge.


Members can apply for the Design for Health Research Scholarship, a $5,000 per year grant to a PhD (or equivalent doctoral studies) candidate, or a one-off grant of $5,000 to a Research Masters student studying within a design faculty or health service management course offering the opportunity to specialise in the field of health facility design.

Get Involved

Members can get involved with AHDC through committee and subcommittee activities. General meetings are hosted online and open to all members. General Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month and our Annual General Meeting is held in October. Please contact us to attend. 

How do I become a member?

Join Now

Scroll down to the form below to join now. Fill in your email address, and add your profile details. Once you've received and confirmed your details, you will continue to the Paypal website, where you can pay online, either by Paypal account, credit, or debit card.

You can also update your profile, add your bio and photograph, when you are logged into the website.

You are now an AHDC member! Your membership will be valid for 12 months. 

Join by attending a Member Event

If you attend a member event, you will be pay a ticket price that includes 12 months membership. Your membership will be processed shortly after the event, using the details you used in your registration. 

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