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    Commonwealth Safety Management Forum (CSMF)
    PO Box 2157, Canberra City ACT 2601
    Tel: 0419 630 275
    ABN 62472813061

    Join the Commonwealth Safety Management Forum

    There are three categories of membership within the CSMF:

    • Full membership
    • Additional Membership
    • Associate Membership

    Full Membership is open to all Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory government agencies that come within the jurisdiction of the WH&S Act 2011 and the SRC Act 1988, and any other agency/s that the Executive sees fit to nominate and are endorsed by the membership at a general meeting. This membership is at the corporate or agency level, and generally represented by staff with National responsibilities.

    Additional Membership exists to enable other staff members from a Full Membership Agency or an Associate organisation (ie Professional Body, Industry Association or Private Sector Organisation – but not individual Associate members) to participate in the CSMF activities and events, such as the regular meetings, conferences etc. and the costs of this classification of membership is at a reduced rate.

    Associate Membership is for those individuals, professional bodies, industry associations and organisations that are not eligible for either Full Membership or Additional Membership.


    The CSMF is a not-for-profit industry group for Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory government organisations, and interested organisations and individuals, which exists primarily to facilitate strategic advice to member agencies on Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S), return to work, premium management, and associated training and education. It is an important support mechanism for practitioners, and some of the benefits of membership include:

    • Established forum for the exchange of ideas and experience with a forum membership of approximately 100 diverse organisations across Australia
    • Regular general meetings held four times a year providing an opportunity to meet with other practitioners and discuss issues of common concern and exchange information, and listen to guest speakers dealing with topical WHS issues
    • Representatives from Comcare provide support and updates to meetings on latest developments in prevention and rehabilitation
    • Mentoring opportunities and opportunities to be mentored
    • An Annual Conference which is, by far, the best value for money conference available anywhere with dynamic speakers of high calibre.

    The fees associated with membership are due and payable by 1 July each year, with adjustments being made as we transition to a single renewal date. Renewal advices are sent out approximately one month prior to expiry.

    FEES (from 1 July 2019)

    Membership Category Group A
    One member only
    Group B
    Up to 3 members
    Group C
    Up to 5 members
    Group D
    Up to 10 members^
    Full Membership – Agency Corporate Level (Commonwealth or ACT Govt)* $200 $270 $340 $445
    Associate – Professional Body* $275 $345 $405 $520
    Associate – Industry Association* $230 $300 $370 $475
    Associate – Private Sector Organisation* $425 $495 $565 $670
    Associate – Individual $125 n/a n/a n/a
    Associate – Student/concession $85 n/a n/a n/a

    * – price includes entry to CSMF Annual Conference for 1 representative
    ^ – Discounts apply for Fee Group D

    Member Application Form (PDF download)

    Other information relating to membership or sponsorship of the CSMF is available by contacting the Secretary of the forum ( or the Treasurer (

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our organisation. We look forward to your contributions to the CSMF.