Becoming a BNTAC Member
As a Banjima Person, you can choose to apply and become a Member of BNTAC which will enable you to contribute to the Banjima community, have a say and participate in BNTAC General Meetings and events.
As a Member of BNTAC, you will also be able to access the Banjima Charitable Trust (BCT) and other BNTAC-led programs that benefit the Banjima community.
In order to apply for BNTAC Membership you must be a Banjima person and at least 18 years of age. Member applications are reviewed by the Banjima Elders Council before a final decision by the BNTAC Board.
BNTAC Membership Process:
We receive your application form
Banjima People applying for BNTAC Membership need to make sure the application form is completed correctly and sent to us with all the required attachments.
BNTAC Reviews Application
Our team will review the Membership form once it is submitted and contact you if we require any further information.
Elders Council review & recommendation
Completed applications will be reviewed by the Elders Council at their earliest meeting. The Elders Council then makes its recommendation to BNTAC Board on each new application.
BNTAC Board review
Based on the recommendation from the Elders Council, the BNTAC Board will make a final decision about new membership applications at their earliest meeting.
We contact you with the result
Following the Board meeting, BNTAC will formally advise you of the outcome of your application.
What are my responsibilities?
BNTAC Members have a range of responsibilities that they must comply with. These include complying with the relevant legislation and the BNTAC Rule Book, and treating other Members, BNTAC staff, Elders Council, and Directors with respect and dignity. Members must also notify BNTAC in writing if they change their address within 28 days. For more details on BNTAC Member responsibilities click here.
What are my rights?
Once you become a Member, you have the right to attend, speak, and vote at General Meetings, nominate or be nominated for election as a Director, and more. For more details on Member rights please click here.
What if my application is declined?
If a Membership application is declined, the applicant is entitled to appeal the decision. For further information regarding the appeals process, please contact our Governance and Compliance team on (08) 9216 9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.