Membership Selection & PRICING

Please select the applicable membership option and complete the relevant application form. The ACMF Board will review each application,
and an invoice will be issued once an application is approved. Please allow 10 working days for this application process. If you do not receive a notification via email, please get in touch so we can follow up for you.

To check if your organisation is already an ACMF member, or to clarify which class of membership is right for you, contact  acmf@chicken.org.au

Voting Membership Options

Voting membership is open to participants of Australia’s chicken meat industry who are directly involved in the breeding, hatching, rearing, catching, transportation or processing of live birds. These include poultry meat businesses and representatives of the Australian Chicken Growers Council (ACGC).

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Australian Chicken Growers Council (ACGC)

Membership is only open to the Executive and Grower Representatives of the ACGC

$500 plus fee-based on FTE size 

Includes voting rights

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Large Poultry Meat Businesses

Membership is open to organisations with more than 5000 full-time employees who are directly involved in the breeding, hatching, rearing, catching, transportation or processing of live birds.

$500 plus fee-based on FTE size 

Includes voting rights

 

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Poultry Meat Businesses

Membership open to organisations with less than 5000 full-time employees who are directly involved in breeding, hatching, rearing, catching, transportation or processing of live birds.

$500 plus fee-based on FTE size 

Includes voting rights

 

Non-Voting Membership Options

Non-voting membership is open to employees of paid members, chicken meat growers who are also members of the ACGC, and organisations who wish to engage in commercial relationships with the industry.

If none of these are right for you, please sign up to our newsletter to learn about industry news.

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Associate Members

Membership is open to employees of paid Members.

No charge

Does NOT includes voting rights

 

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Chicken Meat Growers

Membership is open to growers who are members of the ACGC.

$500 plus fee based on FTE size per year

Does NOT includes voting rights

 

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Bronze Supporters

Membership is open to organisations that wish to engage further with the chicken meat industry.

$5,000 per year

+ Recognition on ACMF website
+ Media releases and member circulars
+ Access to member resources

Does NOT include voting rights

 

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Silver Supporters

Membership is open to organisations that wish to engage further with the chicken meat industry.

$10,000 per year

+ Recognition on ACMF website
+ Media releases and member circulars
+ Access to member resources
+ Individual updates as required (up to 2 per year)

Does NOT include voting rights

 

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Gold Supporters

Membership is open to organisations that wish to engage further with the chicken meat industry.

$15,000 per year

+ Recognition on ACMF website
+ Media releases and member circulars
+ Access to member resources
+ Individual updates as required (up to 2 per year)
+ Spondored posts
+ Access to board through invitations to present

Does NOT include voting rights

 

Membership FAQS

Please note that all applications for membership will be reviewed by the ACMF Board prior to payment being requested. The Board may approve or reject an application of membership. The Board is not required to give a reason for the rejection of any application for membership.

To check if your organisation is already an ACMF member, or to clarify which class of membership is right for you, contact  acmf@chicken.org.au

Who is eligible to join the ACMF?

We welcome all elements of the industry, from chicken growers and processors to suppliers and retailers and other associated entities in Australia. If you’re unsure of your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

What is the definition of poultry meat business?

Poultry Meat Business means a business that is directly involved in the breeding, hatching, rearing, catching, transportation or processing of live birds of poultry meat species for commercial purposes. The business must as part of its activities handle live poultry meat birds or live breeding stock of poultry meat birds. It therefore excludes the following:

  1. Businesses which in no part of their operation have direct contact with live commercial poultry species, such as feed manufacturers or secondary poultry meat processors who do not also produce or breed commercial meat poultry species;
  2. Pharmaceutical companies and other input or service providers to the industry who do not themselves handle birds of poultry meat species for commercial purposes;
  3. Research or teaching institutions, whose main purpose is to conduct research and development, or to provide educational services, even if such businesses maintain live poultry species and ultimately sell or slaughter them for human consumption and;
  4. Associations or organisations which do not themselves undertake the commercial breeding, hatching, rearing, catching, transportation of live birds of poultry meat species, or the primary processing of birds of poultry meat species, even if their members do.
What is the definition of poultry meat employee?

Poultry Meat Employee means an employee of a Poultry Meat Business whose job is directly related to the business’s commercial poultry meat production supply chain activities. It includes poultry meat primary processing and further processing staff, sales and marketing staff, staff involved in rendering or pet food manufacturing based on poultry products that are produced by the business and feed milling operations of a vertically integrated Poultry Meat Business. In the case of the ACGC, it is the sum of the total farm workforce of all members of the ACGC.

What is the definition of commercial poultry meat species?

Commercial poultry meat species means poultry meat species used for commercial purposes, which include chicken, duck and turkey.

Are you eligible for membership if you are affiliated with the poultry meat industry in a non-commercial setting, eg a researcher or interested stakeholder?

You may be eligible for a non-voting membership. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to verify.

Are you eligible for membership if you are a retailer of poultry meat?

You may be eligible for a non-voting membership in the form of sponsorship. Please download our membership prospectus for more information.

Are you eligible for membership if you are a supplier to the poultry meat industry?

You may be eligible for a non-voting membership in the form of sponsorship. Please download our membership prospectus for more information.

How do I know if my organisation is already a member?

Check if your organisation is already a member here (create new ‘associate’ membership form to check against company name and email address).

How do my employees receive membership entitlements

Employees of paid members are entitled to associate member status by completing this application form. They will be automatically approved if their employer is a recognised paid member. If there are issues, please get in touch.

How do I determine my membership fees?

Unless you are a Sponsor, a base fee of $500 applies, on top of which is added a scale of fees based on the number of FTE poultry employees in your organisation, as per below:

FTE Size Vote Fee Above Base
1 – 10 1 $20
11 – 20 3 $60
21 – 50 6 $120
51 – 100 13 $260
101 – 250 30 $600
251 – 500 60 $1,200
501 – 1000 120 $2,400
1001 – 2000 220 $4,400
2001 – 3500 400 $8,000
3501 – 5000 600 $12,000
5,001+ 850 $17,000

 

What are the available membership classes?

Please see our Membership Classes page for information.

What is the duration of membership?

Our membership period is annual, starting on 1 July each year. Your membership fee will be based on a pro-rata rate based on the date you join.

Do you have a student membership option?

Please contact us to request student membership.