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Nominations are called for the Casual Vacancy -  Vice President (Community Boards) until 31 December 2018.

The nomination form, which includes detailed eligibility and selection criteria and information on the role, is here.

This position is a National Office Bearer position. National Office Bearers of the Society are the President, Immediate Past President, Vice Presidents (3) and the National Treasurer. Together with the four (4) National Congressional Representatives and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) they form the ACS Management Committee. Management Committee controls and manages the Society and is the committee of the Society under the Associations Incorporation Act. National Office Bearers are also members of the ACS Congress, which is an advisory and electoral body.



a)      must elect or appoint to these positions a (financial) member who is a current Congress member or has been a Congress member for at least 1 year within the 5 years immediately preceding the election or appointment, or has been exempted from compliance by Congress in its absolute discretion; and

b)     may only elect members of the Professional Division (Fellows, Senior Members and Members); and

c)      may not elect any member of the Overseas Group; and

d)     for the position of Vice-President, must not elect or appoint a member unless the member has been endorsed by a majority of the Boards that the Vice-President whose position is in question represents, or, if there is no member endorsed by such a majority of Boards, then unless the member has been endorsed by Management Committee.


Nominees are expected to include a Candidate Statement of a short overview of their goals whilst in office (policy statement) and their qualifications (suitability) for the position (together 1 A4 page) and should attach a passport-size photo (jpeg) with their nomination.

Nominations will close at 10.00am (AEDT) Thursday 25 January 2018.

Nominations are made by completing the Nomination Form (see link) and returning it and the accompanying Candidate Statement and photo by email to the Company Secretary at

The Candidate Statement and photo will be provided to Congress, as part of the electoral process.

ACS Management Committee at its November 2015 meeting decided that nominees for ACS elected member positions must have completed the ACS online induction program to be eligible to contest the position. Links to the induction program can be obtained from