Membership Terms and Conditions

NOTE: Any reference in these Terms and Conditions  to “you” or “your” refers to you as an individual and/or in any representative capacity that you have. The Australian British Chamber of Commerce will be referred to as ‘ABCC.’  

  1. General Membership Conditions 

    1. By submitting a Membership application, you certify that the information supplied is true and accurate.

    2. An application for Membership may be accepted or rejected at the sole discretion of the ABCC, and without the need for disclosure of any reasons. 

    3. Membership with the ABCC will only come into effect when the ABCC has notified you that your Membership has been accepted and payment of Membership fees has been confirmed. Upon this, the benefits of Membership will commence. 

    4. Membership is valid for a period of 12 months from the closest Membership cycle to the commencement of Membership. For example:
      Payment received 16 January to 15 April: 1 April renewal.

      Payment received 16 April to 15 July: 1 July renewal.

      Payment received 16 July to 15 October: 1 October renewal.

      Payment received 16 October to 15 January: 1 January renewal.

    5. Members are required to pay an annual subscription fee. Subscription fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to increase at the discretion of the ABCC.

  2. Unpaid Membership

    1. Members will not be entitled to any privileges or benefits associated with Membership until the Member’s annual subscription for the current year has been paid. 

    2. If subscription remains unpaid for a period of two calendar months after the due date, then the ABCC has the right to give notice of the default. If this default is not resolved within 30 days of the notice being issued, the ABCC has the power to terminate the Membership. 

  3. Refunds and Transferability 

    1. In the event of an early cessation of Membership, any fee paid for the Membership will not be refunded. 

    2. ABCC Membership and its rights and benefits are for the Member listed on the Membership application and are not transferable. 

  4. Termination

    1. A Member may terminate their Membership at any time by providing written notice of the termination to the ABCC. 

    2. The termination will take effect from the date it is actioned by the ABCC. From this date, the ABCC will cease to provide all Membership benefits and services to the Member.

    3. Upon termination of Membership or any services by a Member, the Member shall pay the ABCC any outstanding or unpaid amounts owed, even if such service has not yet been provided to the Member. 

    4. The ABCC may terminate Membership immediately, without notice and at its sole discretion, if the Member breaches these Terms and Conditions. 

    5. The ABCC may terminate this agreement and cancel Membership at any time if a Member:

      1. Behaves in an inappropriate manner towards fellow Members or ABCC staff;

      2. Brings the ABCC or its reputation into disrepute through your actions and/or communications; and/or

      3. Provides any false or inaccurate information for the purposes of Membership. 

    6. The ABCC will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from exercising the right to terminate Membership. 

  5. Membership Benefits 

    1. Members are entitled and encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities the ABCC offers, but there is no obligation to use any or all the services offered. 

    2. The ABCC agrees to provide Members with a range of services and benefits as part of the Membership. 

    3. The details of the various ABCC Membership packages offered by the ABCC are provided on the ABCC website. 

    4. Membership prices, benefits or services are subject to change, variation, or cancellation at any time without notice. 

    5. The provision of Membership services and benefits is at all times at the sole discretion of the ABCC.  

    6. The ABCC makes no promise that the benefits and services offered at the time of commencing Membership will continue to be provided to Members. 

  6. Privacy and Data Collection 

    1. The ABCC will maintain a consolidated Register of Members, which will be stored within Australia and as permitted by law. 

    2. By becoming a Member of the ABCC, you consent that the data supplied to the ABCC may be held in the ABCC’s computerised database(s). 

    3. The ABCC has the authority to use any personal information provided by the Member in order to administer Membership and provide services and benefits. 

    4. One of the core features of the ABCC is its ability to facilitate introductions and to bring individuals together. For this purpose, Members may be contacted by the ABCC’s selected partners or sponsors. Members can elect not to be contacted for this purpose by notifying the ABCC in writing. 

    5. Members may be regularly contacted by the ABCC via email, post, social media, website, or telephone. The ABCC may approach Members with information that the ABCC believes could be of interest to them, or information that relates to certain Membership benefits, and this is a vital part of the Membership. The communication could relate to services, products, articles, or events. Members can opt-out of this at any time by written notice to the ABCC.  

    6. The ABCC is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the confidentiality of personal data in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined in the ABCC Privacy Policy.

    7. Members are subjected to and consent to the ABCC’s Privacy Policy. The full policy on how personal information is used and handled by the ABCC is on the ABCC website at (hyperlink/URL).

  7. Code of Conduct 

    1. ABCC Members must: 

      1. Conduct themselves in a manner that does not detract from, or diminish the reputation of, the ABCC or other Members;

      2. Not abuse, threaten, intimidate, assault or use inappropriate language or behaviour towards ABCC staff or other Members; 

      3. Not engage in any behaviour that could constitute discrimination, harassment or bullying towards ABCC staff or other Members; and
      4. Demonstrate respect towards all ABCC staff and other Members at all times.
    2. The above behaviour applies at all ABCC events, functions, offices, social media platforms, and in all communication with ABCC staff, other Members, partners and any stakeholders of the ABCC. 
    3. The ABCC has the right to terminate Membership and/or remove any or all of the Member benefits and services, without notice, if the ABCC, in its sole discretion, determines that a Member has breached/may have breached these Terms and Conditions.  
  8. ABCC Memorandum and Articles of Association 

    1. Membership of ABCC is subject to the provisions in the ABCC Articles of Association and Memorandum. 

    2. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the Articles and Memorandum, the Articles and Memorandum shall prevail. 

    3. A copy of the ABCC Memorandum and Articles of Association can be viewed here.

  9. Changes 

    1. No waiver, modification or amendment to any of these Terms and Conditions will be effective against the ABCC unless the change is in writing and is signed by an authorised employee of the ABCC. 

    2. The ABCC can modify or update these Terms and Conditions at any time without advance notice. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately either upon written notice or publishing on the ABCC website. As a Member, you will be bound by all such changes. 

    3. The ABCC can make alterations to any services to reflect changes in relevant laws, regulatory requirements, or to implement technical adjustments and improvements. 

    4. All Members agree to notify the ABCC of any changes to your contact details in writing, in order for the ABCC to continue to successfully provide benefits of Membership to you. The ABCC accepts no responsibility for any consequences that are caused by your failure to notify the ABCC of any change to your details. 

  10. Severability 

    1. In the event that any of these Terms and Conditions are found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining Terms and Conditions and will not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of these Terms and Conditions. 

  11. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

    1. Any and all Terms and Conditions of Membership of the ABCC are governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

    2. You agree that any dispute that arises out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

  12. Liability and Disclaimers 

    1. The liability of Members is limited. 

    2. The ABCC shall have no responsibility for any advice given by other Members, Sponsors, or third-party service providers, even if such parties have been introduced to the Member by the ABCC. 

    3. The ABCC shall have no liability for any loss or damage suffered by a Member, as a direct or indirect result of the use of services and products offered by one of the ABCC’s sponsors, Members, or partners. 

    4. Any agreement or contract between Members or sponsors are strictly between those two entities and not the ABCC. 

    5. Members are always encouraged to conduct their own due diligence when deciding to enter any agreements, and should seek appropriate independent, professional advice.  

    6. If an ABCC employee provides any advice to a Member, it shall only be intended as guidance, and should not be relied upon or acted upon as substantive, legal, accounting, or other professional advice.

    7. ABCC Members provide a guarantee under our Memorandum in the event of a winding up. In this event, a Member shall contribute to the property of the Chamber for the payment of the debts and liabilities of the ABCC. Each Member is bound by this guarantee, both during Membership and one year after cessation of Membership. The guarantee is limited to one hundred dollars ($100.00 AUD). 

    8. The failure of the ABCC to implement strict compliance with any of these Terms and Conditions, or any delay by the ABCC in enforcing them, will not constitute a change or waiver of these Terms and Conditions.

    9. The ABCC will always make reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of information provided to its Members.  However, the ABCC accepts no liability for any error or omission in the information provided by the ABCC, or for any losses or damages caused to you as a result of the information/advice being inaccurate. 

Individual $450 Expand
An individual, sole trader or self-employed
  • 1 Member
  • Free access to all webinars
  • Member rates to all events nationally
  • Access to the Member to Member Benefits programme
  • List your company on the business directory **
  • Provide content for the monthly Newsletters and quarterly Magazines
  • Advertise in the Quarterly Magazine
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 25,000 individuals representing over 7,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations

** This is not applicable if you are an Individual Member from a large corporation, only Individual sole traders.

SME $1,300 Expand
A business with less than 20 employees
  • 5 Nominated Members
  • Free access to all webinars
  • Member rates to all events nationally
  • Access to the Member to Member Benefits programme
  • Promote your services through the Member Benefits programme
  • List your company and logo on the business directory
  • Opportunity to provide content for the monthly Newsletters
  • Advertise in the Quarterly Magazine
  • Opportunity to feature in the 'Member News' section of the quarterly magazine
  • Publish articles on the Chamber website 
  • Publish content on the Chamber's social media pages - 2 posts per annum
  • Member to Member introductions - 5 requests per year
  • Connectivity with the Chamber's vast network of over 25,000 individuals representing over 7,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
Corporate $5,000 Expand
A corporation, business or firm with operations in more than one location across Australia.
  • Unlimited Members
  • Standard SME Member benefits package for all contacts in company

    Premium benefits:

  • Complimentary invitations to private Boardroom lunches
  • Opportunity for your CEO or equivalent to sit at the head table at Business breakfasts and lunches
  • Invitations to exclusive pre-event reception with event speaker at major events
  • Priority access to Event Sponsorship and opportunities
  • Opportunity to host events
  • Opportunity to contribute through thought leadership and editorial in our quarterly magazine
  • The Chamber will work closely with your team to foster relationships with your target organisations - up to 20 per annum
  • Dedicated ABCC account representative
  • Advertise in the monthly newsletter - 1 per annum
  • Additional opportunity to promote your business on the Chamber's social media pages - 5 per annum