Becoming a member offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

By becoming a member, you’ll have a voice in shaping our initiatives and decisions and contribute directly to the betterment of our community. Your involvement as a member enables us to advocate for the needs and aspirations of our mob, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are upheld.

Together, we can work towards positive change, addressing issues and implementing programs that uplift and empower individuals and families within our community.

Whether passionate about cultural preservation, social justice, or community development, your membership matters. Every new member strengthens our collective impact and expands our reach, enabling us to achieve even greater outcomes for our community.

Join us today and be a part of something meaningful. Together, we can create a brighter future for our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Who can become a member?

Membership in the corporation is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons, and residents of specified areas, including Mareeba town and its surrounding districts, including Dimbulah, Biboohra, Mount Molloy and Chillagoe, for at least six months.

Becoming a member

The application process involves completing a form and agreeing to follow the corporation’s rules. The board of directors reviews applications and may request further evidence of eligibility.

Membership rights

Members have rights such as proposing resolutions and attending general meetings but cannot use the corporation’s name for political purposes without approval. A register of members is maintained, containing relevant details and must be accessible at the annual general meeting.


Member Responsibilities include following the rules, notifying address changes, and treating other members respectfully.

Membership can cease through resignation, death, relocation, or cancellation. The cancellation process varies depending on circumstances and requires adherence to specific procedures.

For more information about membership and AGM’s – please refer to our Rule Book.

application form

Please complete the form below, or if you would prefer, download an application form.