There are several costs involved in running a national Association. This includes things such as our websites, bank account, and compliance with ASIC requirements. As we grow, costs may include accountant fees, website development, occasional venue hire, and additional member benefits (eg: securing a group discount or products for members).
All monies received by the Association can only be used for the Association. In other words, the fees cannot be used to profit any individual member. This is not a business venture by any means at all. Funds collected, that are in excess to our current administration needs, are kept in our bank account and the members decide how to allocate it. For example, we may be able to secure additional benefits for members or fund a national media campaign. We also have merchandise in our shop, including promotional brochures, a name badge, and T-shirts that you can use in your own business. We have priced these to cover cost to keep them affordable to our members.