ACTS membership is intended for a full spectrum of institutions and organisations, whether they are just starting their sustainability programs to long-time sustainability leaders.

By joining ACTS you will not only emphasise your commitment to sustainability – you’ll be connected with a unique community of organisations that share our vision of a sustainable future that is fair, just and equitable for all.

Why join ACTS?

Be empowered. We provide members with the tools and guidance needed to lead the sustainability transformation. We recognise that our strength lies in supporting collective efforts to utilise top down and bottom up approaches to drive change in this critical time.

Engage with our network. Join sustainability leaders, educators, change makers and be a part of a community for positive engagement, capacity building and impact.

Exemplify your efforts. We recognise our members and share your achievements and outstanding efforts in advancing campus sustainability.

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Member benefits

We welcome all kinds of organisations as members to take advantage of the wide range of resources and benefits available.

  • Unlimited number of organisational ACTS subscribers; meaning all individuals from your organisation or campus community can access our member-only content.

  • Unlimited subscriber registrations to our webinars AND access to our extensive on-demand webinar archive.

  • Unlimited access to our grassroots engagement program #actsofconnection.

  • Access to our member roundtables.

  • Access to the Accelerating SDGs in Practice series.

  • Exclusive access to our online contact database of sustainability professionals and experts AND the ability for your subscribers to be listed in the directory.

  • Access to our online resource hub; a one-stop-shop for members to access resource collections covering all aspects of sustainability.

  • Listing on our member directory, including highlights of your sustainability achievements.
  • Publicity of your organisations sustainability achievements through our member spotlight.

  • Share your experience and expertise by serving on the ACTS Board of Directors.

  • Access to LiFE – sustainability performance management and improvement guidelines.

  • Access to global sustainability resources as part of a unique international collaboration with our sister organisations AASHE and the EAUC.

  • Member discounts to learning and professional development events, including the International ACTS Conference.

  • Member discounts for Green Impact packages.

  • Eligibility to the Green Gown Awards Australasia – Sustainability Champion Award.

  • ACTS member logo to place on your website, brochures, and other materials to emphasise your organisations’s commitment to sustainability.

  • In partnership with AASHE, member discounts and exclusive support for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

  • Exclusive discounts and opportunities on sustainable products and service from our business members and partners.

Membership types

ACTS membership is valid for one calendar year (January – December). All new membership applications will be invoiced for a pro rata fee based on the date of application. Membership renewal notices are sent to members in November each year.

(All prices are correct for 2024 memberships)

Tertiary

We recognise that within campus organisations, tertiary education institutions play a pivotal role in leading sustainability transformations. ACTS membership connects Higher, Further and Vocational Education institutions working to create a sustainable future. As an institutional member, your entire campus community, including all staff, faculty, and students, is able to take advantage of the resources and benefits available.

We collect annual fees from Institutional members on a sliding scale structure to ensure maximum representation of the sector.

^ EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load).

Universities

0–20k ^

$1,360yr

> 20k ^

$1,575yr
TAFE/Polytechnic/College

Single Institute / College

$850yr

<20,000 Enrolments

$850yr

20k - 100k Enrolments

$1,250yr

100k - 200k Enrolments

$2,500yr

250k - 500k Enrolments

$5,000yr

+ 500k Enrolments

$6,000yr

Affiliate

ACTS affiliate membership connects like-minded organisations with campus institutions that are at the forefront of sustainability. This membership category is open to government agencies, member/network bodies, incorporated associations and not-for-profit organisations.

Affiliate

$900yr

NFP Affiliate

$450yr

K-12 Schools

Embedding sustainability in K-12 schools across facilities, community and curriculum will provide students with experience and knowledge to learn, act and lead for environmental and social justice. ACTS membership connects schools education institutions and campus organisations that are at the forefront of sustainability and  is available to all public and private K-12 schools.

Public school

$200yr

Private school

$600yr

Hospitals

Enhancing sustainability within the healthcare sector, particularly in hospitals, will deliver better outcomes for patients, and provide broader social and economic benefits. ACTS membership connects hospitals with campus institutions that are at the forefront of sustainability and provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with our extensive network. This membership category is open to all public and private hospitals.

Public hospital

$450yr

Private hospital

$900yr

Local government

ACTS local government membership connects councils in Australia and New Zealand with campus institutions that are at the forefront of sustainability. As a council member, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with the ACTS network on sustainability challenges and increase your connections within this unique community.

Local government

$1,360yr

Businesses

As an ACTS business member, you have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the needs of your customers and to collaborate with them on sustainability solutions. Work alongside our organisation to gain exposure and enhance your presence in the rapidly expanding sector for sustainable products and services. This membership category is open to businesses of all kinds, and provides additional member benefits:

  • Present a webinar on a topic of your choosing alongside a campus representative (educational not promotional).

  • Business members can sponsor an edition of enACT – our popular monthly newsletter.

  • Offer member-to-member discounts – Market directly to those with purchasing power by developing special offers for ACTS members. Discounts will be shared in enACT and on our website.

Non-institutional

Company

$1,750yr

Sole Trader

$450yr

Our members

ACTS members demonstrate their organisation’s commitment to embedding sustainability wherever they are on their respective transformation to a fair, just and equitable future.

Our members currently represent almost 90% of universities within Australia and New Zealand, as well as a diverse range of campus-based organisations, businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Member spotlight

Our member spotlight features programs, places and people doing awesome things in the sustainability space.

All ACTS members are eligible to be spotlighted – it’s a fantastic opportunity to share the sustainability efforts, innovations and champions from your organisation.

We’re always on the look out for spotlight features, but if you know of a program, place or person that deserves recognition, then let us know!