On this page you will find information about becoming a member of Blind Citizens Australia, useful information about membership, an on-line membership form, a downloadable membership form, a feedback form to provide feedback to BCA, and the BCA complaints policy.

This photo of two of our members was taken on the occasion that Maryanne was presented with her Officer of the Order of Australia Award. Maryanne was granted this Award on 09 June 2014 for “distinguished service to people who are blind or have low vision through national and international leadership roles, and as an advocate for best practice employment opportunities.”

Photo of BCA members Maryanne Diamond AO and David Blyth AO - Officer of the Order of Australia Award

Photo of BCA members Maryanne Diamond AO and David Blyth AO – Officer of the Order of Australia Award

David was granted his Officer of the Order of Australia Award on 26 January 2002 for “service to blind and visually impaired people nationally and internationally, particularly as a leading advocate for access to education, training and services to enable economic independence and community participation.”

Becoming a Member

As a Member of BCA you will receive;

  • Blind Citizens News and other publications
  • Our audio magazine Soundabout
  • Access to our Individual and Systemic Advocacy services
  • Peer Support through a network of branches and our National and State Conventions
  • Representation to Government on issues affecting the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired

Members of BCA can also join the National Women’s Branch – a $10 once off fee applies (additional to BCA membership fee). The BCA National Women’s Branch is made up of a group of Australian women who are blind or vision impaired, whose mission is to improve the lives of blind and vision impaired women in Australia. Men are welcome too. We seek to empower our members by:

  • Providing positive peer support
  • Holding seminars of interest
  • Encouraging involvement of women in all levels of BCA
  • Being a resource for women on vision impairment
  • Facilitating communication between our members, and supporting member issues such as isolation.

Membership to BCA is available to people who are blind or vision impaired and supporters who are sighted.

Organisational Members

Organisational members please contact BCA for more information on how to join.

BCA class A organisational members – are incorporated organisations within Australia where:

  • the membership and governing body are each comprised of a majority of persons who are blind or vision impaired
  • or the parents of children who are blind or vision impaired
  • or which have a substantial involvement in representing the interests of persons who are blind or vision impaired from the consumer perspective

BCA Class B Organisational Members are incorporated organisations which identify with the aims of BCA but do not meet the criteria required to gain Class A organisational membership.

Here is information on current BCA Organisational Members

Membership Application

To begin your application to join BCA please complete the on-line application form below, download the BCA downloadable membership form (Word doc) or contact BCA and we will send you a Member Application Pack.

To request an application pack for BCA, please email your name, address and phone number to

All individual membership categories (Full, Junior and Associate) pay a once off membership fee of $20.

Organisations are also welcome as members. Further information on organisational membership can be obtained from the BCA National Office.

Associate Members are not eligible to stand for a position on the Board and do not have voting rights in Branches or at any BCA elections.

Membership Application Form

Blind Citizens Australia Membership Application Form

This form is used for Blind Citizens Australia for full, junior or associate membership.
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  • From time to time, BCA consults with its membership to better understand the current needs, interests and priorities. This information provides us with an overview of the topics which are of most interest to you, which allows us to develop effective policy directions and systemic advocacy campaigns which best meet the expressed needs and interests of our members. To assist us to advocate on issues which are relevant to you, please check all the boxes you have an interest in.
  • Thank you for completing this Application. Once you hit the Submit button your information will be sent through to the BCA Office. If you are not presented with a Confirmation message, after hitting the Submit button, please check that all required fields have been completed. Payment options for your membership can be found below this form.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Payment Options for Membership

Memberships can be paid by Credit Card using the “Pay Now” button below. For other payment options, please contact the BCA National Office on 1800 033 660

Membership Type

Your membership will be completed on receipt of your payment.

Feedback to BCA

We are always looking for improvement in what we do, and would appreciate your input.

If you would like to provide feedback to BCA you might like to take a few minutes to fill out our feedback form.

Use this link to provide your feedback

BCA Complaints Policy

If you would like information on our complaint process , we have a document BCA Complaints Policy (Word doc) that will assist.