Joining AHISA

AHISA members enjoy the unique benefits of collegiality, professional learning and influencing education policy and practice. There are a number of different memberships from which to choose, depending on your circumstances.

General membership

General membership may be offered to the Head of a non-government school which is not-for-profit and where the Head has the autonomy to determine staffing, curriculum offerings and administration of the school.

General membership criteria

Overseas membership

Overseas membership may be offered to Heads of schools in other countries who would largely qualify for general membership if their school was in Australia.

Overseas membership criteria

Honorary membership

Honorary members are former members considered by the board to have made an outstanding contribution to AHISA.

Honorary membership criteria

Aspirant membership

Aspirant members hold senior leadership positions in AHISA schools and are selected and nominated by their Heads, who will initiate this process. AHISA's CEO will advise of membership approval.

  Aspirant membership nomination form

Provisional membership

Provisional membership may be offered to Heads of schools who may be close to qualifying for general membership but may lack one or more requirements.

Provisional membership criteria

State branch chairs

How to become a general member


1) Initial contact is made with the state branch chair, who will discuss membership criteria, obligations, benefits and the process. The offer to submit an application is made.

2) The applicant fills out an online application, which is forwarded to the applicant’s school board chair for endorsement.

3) The application moves to the state branch chair for endorsement.

4) The application is forwarded to members of AHISA’s national board for endorsement. 

5) National office processes the application and membership becomes active.

6) An information pack is sent out as well as login details for the AHISA website.


Mr Peter Fowler
Rouse Hill Anglican College
PO Box 3296,
Rouse Hill NSW 2115
Ph: 02 8824 5844


Rev. Christopher Ivey
St Andrew’s Anglican College
40 Peregian Springs Drive, Peregian Springs QLD 4573
Ph: 07 5471 5501


Dr Paul Hicks
Camberwell Grammar School
55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
Ph: 03 9835 1711


Mr Tony Freeman
Fahan School
Fisher Avenue,
Lower Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Ph: 03 6225 1064


Mrs Kath McGuigan
Mary MacKillop College
PO Box 4034,
Norwood South SA 5067
Ph: 08 8333 6300


Dr Alec O'Connell
Scotch College
76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne WA 6929
Ph: 08 9383 6806