A person can be eligible for membership if they are at least 18 years of age and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or a permanent resident of the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, Doon Doon Community, Glen Hill Community, Maralum Community and other communities of the region specified from time to time by resolution of directors.

A person can register to become a member of the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation if:

  • The person wants to become a member and applies in writing
  • The person is eligible for membership
  • The directors accept the application
  • The person’s name is entered on the register of members

Each member has rights under the Act and these rules including the rights set out below. A member:

  • Can attend, speak and vote at a general meeting of the corporation
  • Can be elected or appointed as a director
  • Cannot be removed as a member unless the directors and the corporation
  • Can put forward resolutions to be voted on at general meeting of the corporation
  • Can ask the directors to call a general meeting of the corporation
  • Can access the following books and records of the corporation
    • The register of members
    • The minutes book
    • The corporations rule book
    • Certain reports prepared by or for the directors and the corporation, in accordance with the Act
  • Can ask the directors to provide access to any other records or books of the corporation
  • Can have any disputes with another member or with the directors dealt with under the process in rule 17

Members do not have the right to share in the profits of the corporation or take part in the distribution of the corporation’s assets if it is wound up.

If a member believes that their rights have been breached or ignored by the directors, the member can use the dispute resolution process to solve said dispute.

Application for Membership online form

If you would like to apply to the Governing Committee for membership, please fill in this form.