Membership

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) is the leading peak body supporting over 700 church, charitable and community-based organisations that provide accommodation and care services to over 450,000 older Australians. ACSA is at the forefront, representing, leading and supporting members to achieve excellence in providing quality affordable housing, community and residential care services for older Australians.

We are committed to being a strong and effective advocate for the aged care industry through our strong national voice and leading the national aged care agenda. ACSA delivers efficient local level services through effective internal processes and governance.

ACSA has enormous strength through its numbers across Australia, and by the high regard in which it is held by communities and stakeholders.

Why join ACSA?

As a provider you are operating in a rapidly changing landscape, moving to a market based system where consumers will have more choice and control over the services you offer. Decision making will be based on consumer demand and capacity to pay. This shift creates significant challenges for our Members and Associates, including the need to compete with large corporate enterprises, however it also affords opportunities to grow and thrive.

We need to make Government understand how important our aged services are to the very fabric of our communities and work with them to ensure sustainability, growth and quality services for all Australians. Above all, we need to hold true to our community benefit and charitable missions, creating options for people who lack choice and filling the gaps where there is market failure.

ACSA knows that we need to support you during this transition to a competitive environment, whether that be through strong and effective advocacy on the issues that affect you as a provider, or through training and information to help you regear your business.

In this environment we need to maintain a strong and united voice regardless of which part of the nation we live in.

We need to focus on our priorities and drive those priorities home at every level of government, particularly the Commonwealth. The more we can speak with one voice, being true to our values and our communities, the stronger we can be in influencing government.

A national voice harnessing our State resources will be more effective in advocating on the issues that matter to you.