Membership

By belonging to DS NSW you add your voice to our organisation which in turn strengthens our community and allows us to continue supporting and championing the rights of people with Down syndrome.

As a member, you have access to a range of benefits, such as borrowing rights to the Julie Cromer Library Resource Centre, access to exclusive events hosted by DS NSW for our members, discounts to public events, workshops, and webinars hosted by DS NSW. You also can get a free membership to the Up!Club (open to members with Down syndrome over 18 years), and you can subscribe to Voice, the Journal of Down Syndrome Australia.

As well, DS NSW members have the opportunity to add their voice to current debates and government reviews via surveys and working groups that help us gauge your experience, needs and insights. You can also contribute as a member by sitting on the Board and contribute to the governance of our Association. Ordinary members can vote at our Annual General Meeting. You also have access and input to DS NSW special projects such as the Older Parents Network and the regional Preparing for the NDIS project, and have an opportunity to participate in Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) which is for members over 18 with Down syndrome.

Sign up or Renew your membership

Please take a look at the available membership options below:


Ordinary Individual Membership

$30 per year (Incl. GST)

(Optional: Add a subscription to Voice* for an additional $30)

Ordinary membership is for you if you are:

  • A person with Down syndrome
  • The parent, sibling, grandparent, legal guardian or primary carer of a person with Down syndrome.

Ordinary members have voting rights within the Association, ie at the Annual General Meeting.

Affiliate Individual Membership

$30 per year (Incl. GST)

(Optional: Add a subscription to Voice* for an additional $30)

Affiliate membership is for you if you are:

  • An aunt, uncle, or other extended family member of a person with Down syndrome
  • An Interested Community Member

Affiliate Members are not elligible to vote within the association.

*Voice is the Journal of Down Syndrome Australia and is published 3 times per annum.

Organisation Membership

If you are an organisation, we can offer you a membership for $132 (inc. GST) This includes an Affiliate organisation membership as well as an annual subscription to Voice.

Download Membership Form

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