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EFA is a trusted advocate for digital rights and a respected participant in the Australian Internet community since 1994. Memberships provide credibility for EFA as a national advocacy group and much-needed funding to support EFA’s activities. Members are able to actively participate in EFA's activities and decision-making processes, by nominating to join the Board or one of our various Standing Committees.
Memberships are open to any person who supports our Objects and Purposes.
EFA Objects and Purposes
- To protect and promote the civil liberties of users of computer based communications systems and of those affected by their use.
- To advocate the amendment of laws and regulations in Australia and elsewhere which restrict free speech and unfettered access to information.
- To educate the community at large about the social, political, and civil liberties issues involved in the use of computer based communications systems.
- To support, encourage and advise on the development and use of computer based communication systems, and related innovations.
- To research and advise on the application of the law (both current and proposed) to computer based communication systems and related technologies.
Please also refer to our full Rules of Incorporation.
There are five categories of Individual Membership:
- Concession* - annual membership for full-time students and concession card holders - $30.00 per year
- Standard - annual membership - $75.00 per year
- Contributing - annual membership - $199.00 per year
- Sustaining - annual membership - $499.00 per year
- Life - life membership - $1,500.00
Annual memberships are valid for 12 months from the date of joining. Life memberships are valid indefinitely.
*Concession membership is available for full-time students and holders of the following concession cards:
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Health Care card
- Pensioner Concession Card
Please note that EFA is not required to levy GST on membership subscriptions. Please also note that unfortunately EFA membership subscriptions are not tax-deductible as current Australian taxation law does not allow advocacy and lobbying organisations to be deductible gift recipients.
EFA welcomes memberships from unincorporated or non-profit organisations and groups, bodies corporate or business partnerships. Please contact us for more information.