Branches and State Divisions

The Constitution (Word doc) of Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) provides for the establishment and accreditation of ‘branches’. More specifically, the Constitution states that the ‘organisation’s national unity is its strength, and its active branches are its life’.

To assist the BCA branches with their organisational work, a set of Branch By-Laws (Word doc) and State Division Guidelines have been developed to give guidance on branch activity, ensuring that BCA members and branches have the best possible opportunity to engage with their organisation.

State Divisions

State divisions are created by the BCA board either at the request of members in that state or where the board identifies the need for a state division. State divisions do not replace local branches, but provide statewide oversight to help promote the work of BCA and to support, engage and grow its membership. You can find more information about how state divisions function in the State Division Guidelines.

Branches

BCA has 13 branches around Australia, each serving the needs of members in its region or specialty group.

If you are a BCA member and would like to form a branch in the Northern Territory, please contact BCA.

Toolkits

Ever wanted to know what is available to you as a person who is blind or vision impaired in your state? Our first state based toolkit was launched at the 2014 NSW State Convention. Other state based toolkits have now been developed. The state based toolkits outline financial support, information for parents and for students, transport entitlements, home and living, aids and equipment, health and wellbeing, leisure as well as advocacy and legal support.

You can obtain a copy of the toolkit in your preferred format by contacting Blind Citizens Australia’s head office on (03) 9654 1400, or toll free, on 1800 033 660. Links to each state toolkit, in Word format, can be found at BCA State Based Toolkits.

 

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