We welcome people who want to contribute to our movement, regardless of your background or political experience.
Members of The Sensible Centre may be people who have never been involved in politics before, as well as seasoned campaigners. We don’t mind if you are a member of another political party, so long as you tell us about it when you join up.
There are two categories of membership:
Full Members – $25 fee, full voting rights, eligible to be candidates, FEA Convenors and Directors
Community Preselectors – $10 fee, eligible to vote in Community Preselections
All membership fees paid are valid until 30 June 2021.
Members come together in each federal electorate (there are 151 across Australia) in a Federal Electoral Assembly to:
- connect online;
- organise initiatives as they see fit (discussions, policy forums, self-education);
- support a candidate in their federal, state or local electorate.
If you don’t know which federal electorate you are in, you can find out using this search tool (just enter your street address) on the AEC website.
Members also come together in one or more Divisions for sections of society that have a history of exclusion from public affairs and an urgent need for a national political voice. These are:
Small Business Division
Regional and Rural Division
NDIS and Mental Health Division
Children and Families Division
Centrelink and Employment Division
Volunteers and Voluntary Associations
Divisions operate as a national voice within the movement, with an online connection and forum, and set policy in their area, organise campaigns and initiatives, and encourage people to stand as candidates.
If you would like to participate in a Division, please indicate in the membership form.
If you would like to act as one of three Community Commissioners in your federal electorate, please indicate. Community Commissioners oversee the Community Preselection process in their electorate and ensure its integrity.
You may also care to indicate skills or interests that you are willing to contribute.
Please note: the form asks for your date of birth (this is so we can verify your Australian citizenship on the electoral role – we are not interested in your age!).
Complete this form to become a member.
Complete this form to express your interest in standing as a candidate in the next federal election, in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.