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Notice of the 2023 ACS annual general meeting and member information session



ACS members are invited to register for our on-line 2023 AGM and Member Information Session.


Under Section 13 of the ACS Rules, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Australian Computer Society Incorporated for 2023 will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT, on Monday 20th November 2023 at 6.45pm (AEDT). A Members Information Session will be held prior to the meeting commencing at 6.00pm.



AGM agenda:


  1. Administration & Welcome

  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 31st AGM held on 22 November 2022

  3. Acceptance of the consolidated Annual Financial Statements of Australian Computer Society Incorporated (the Association) and its subsidiaries (the ‘Group’) for the year ended 30 June 2023.

  4. Receipt of the report of Management Committee on the activities of the Society during the financial year ended 30 June 2023

  5. Close





Agenda and Papers


Papers are available in the Membership Portal.




Important Changes from the 2022 Annual General Meeting


The ACS is regulated by Access Canberra under the ACT Associations Incorporations Act and this law requires us to hold a Face to Face AGM with voting from those physically present, together with proxy votes. During COVID, the ACT Government put in place emergency regulations which allowed virtual voting. Unfortunately, these regulations have now concluded and so we will not be able to use virtual/online voting this year and will revert to the original approach of Face-to-Face voting, together with proxy votes.

Recognising that members have enjoyed the AGM and Members Forum being available virtually, Management Committee have agreed to continue with a Members Forum and to Live-Stream the AGM. However, for the reasons discussed above, we cannot, unfortunately have virtual voting.


If you are unable to physically attend the meeting and want your vote recorded, we encourage you to submit a proxy vote.



Appointing a Proxy:


If you cannot attend, you are entitled to appoint an eligible person to vote on your behalf. Submit an Appointment of Proxy Form by:


  • email to ceo@acs.org.au or

  • post to Governance, ACS, PO Box Q534, QVB, SYDNEY NSW 1230


ensuring it is received by ACS no later than 72 hours prior to the AGM commencement.




Who is eligible to vote:


All financial members, other than members of Overseas Group, Students, Honorary Fellows and Honorary Members (who were not members before classification as an Honorary Member) are entitled to attend and vote at general meetings of the Society. A member may not vote at any general meeting of the Society unless all monies payable by that member (and their proxy), to the Society, have been paid.


Eligible voting members will be sent a link to vote on the motions raised in the AGM on the day of the event.




Registration for the AGM:


Please REGISTER your attendance at this event.





Please note: In order to ensure appropriate checks of eligibility to attend and vote at the AGM, registration will close 5 hours before commencement at 1.45pm (AEDT) on Monday 20th November 2023.



Two hours before the event commences all members registered for the live stream event will be sent a link to access the online portal.



Members Information Session


A Members Information Session will be held prior to the Annual General Meeting from 6pm.



Members are invited to submit questions for the information session.


Yours sincerely,


Chris Vein