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Membership of the Association is open to eligible judicial officers throughout Australia. To qualify for membership, rule 4 of theĀ Rules states the following:

A person is qualified to be a member if that person is or has been

(a) a member of a court of the Commonwealth of Australia or of a State or internal Territory of Australia, or of a Tribunal which, in the opinion of the Governing Council, exercises judicial power within Australia, or

(b) a person appointed on terms which, in the opinion of the Governing Council, are similar to those upon which judges are usually appointed in Australia and whose duties are, in the opinion of the Governing Council, substantially judicial in nature.

Rules, Australian Judicial Officers Association (at June 2022) 2 r 4

Membership Fees

The Association is funded almost entirely by membership subscriptions. Our membership fees are aligned with the financial year ie 1 July to 30 June each year.

New members: The membership fee for first-time membership is $70.00 (incl. GST).

Existing members: The membership fee for the financial year 2023-24 for renewing members is listed below:

Years Active Judicial Officers Retired Judicial Officers
1 year $260.00 (incl. GST) $70.00 (incl. GST)
3 years $780.00 (incl. GST) $210.00 (incl. GST)

Member Benefits Scheme

The AJOA Governing Council decided not to renew the member benefits scheme when it expires on 30 June 2022. Current AJOA members may continue to use the scheme until that date here:

If you have used the scheme to purchase electronic gift cards, please ensure that you print or download these cards prior to 30 June 2022 as you will not be able to recover the value of these cards after the agreement with Member Benefits Australia expires.

New Members

Membership of the AJOA is strictly limited to those persons who meet our eligibility criteria as set out in our Rules above. Please contact us to enquire about membership.