Company Membership

IPC Health is a local organisation that aims to improve and promote community health, servicing the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne and is one of the largest Primary Health organisation in Victoria.

We are currently seeking new company members to join our organisation.

  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Do you live, work or study in our region?
  • Are you or have you been receiving services from IPC Health?
  • Are you interested in health care and want to contribute to the wellbeing of your community?
  • Do you want to have a voice and influence decision making within the organisation?

If you answered yes to these questions, then why not apply to become a company member?

As a member of IPC Health, you are able to:

  • receive an invitation to member meetings, including the Annual General Meeting
  • be heard and vote at the Annual General Meeting or any Special General Meetings
  • nominate for vacancies on the Board
  • Any person of legal capacity who has attained the age of 18 years and is not an employee is eligible to apply to become a member
  • The Board will decide whether or not an applicant may become a member
  • In assessing an application for membership, the Board may have regard to:
    • (i) whether an applicant lives, works or is enrolled as a student at an educational service in the region;
    • (ii) whether acceptance of a membership application would affect the balance and distribution of members across areas comprising the region; or
    • (iii) any other matter it thinks fit.
  • IPC Health is a public company limited by guarantee governed by a constitution and the Corporations Act 2001.
  • IPC Health charges a $10 annual subscription fee for Company Membership.
  • Under the Company Constitution the liability of Members is limited. In applying to become a member of IPC Health you understand that you undertake to contribute $10.00 to the assets of the Company if it is wound up while you are a Member, or within one year afterwards, for payment of the company’s debts and liabilities contracted before you ceased to be a Member; and costs and expenses of winding up.
  • Members are required to comply with the Company Constitution. To obtain a copy of the Constitution, please email: ipchealth@ipchealth.com.au
  • A Member has the right to receive notices of, to attend and to be heard at any general meeting, and has the right to vote at any general meeting.
  • A Member’s membership ends at the close of the next AGM. Prior to a Member’s membership expiring, the Member may apply for readmission to membership.
  • A Member may at any time resign as a member of the Company by giving the Company notice in writing. Unless the notice provides otherwise, a resignation by a Member takes effect immediately on the giving of that notice to the Company.

If you have any questions about Company Membership or would like a copy of the IPC Health Constitution, please contact ipchealth@ipchealth.com.au