To support rational and humane approaches to human problems on the basis of an informed secularism free from supernaturalism and dogmatic creeds.
To promote the rights of the individual in the realms of conscience, freedom of expression and civil liberties.
To promote a secular and ethical system of education free from social, religious or ideological divisions and from all forms of indoctrination.
To make the Society a living example of the principles of humanism in that members always treat each other with tolerance and respect and so that the Society can be seen by its public actions to be based upon reason and human dignity.
To provide social, recreational, charitable and benevolent services to members of the Society and generally.
CAHS Magazine - Receive quarterly copies of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies (http://www.humanist.org.au) (CAHS) magazine - the current quarterly issue is unavailable online & is worth $26 per annum - back issues however are available on the CAHS website (http://www.humanist.org.au);
Paying at Events - Generally un-ticketed events are FREE. However as a Fee paying member you'll receive discounts or free entry to ticketed HSWA events - Associate Members will have to pay full price for ticketed events;
Supporting the Aims & Objectives of the Society - We and other members of CAHS act as a lobbying group ensuring that Humanists and Atheists have a voice in society. For example our financial support in the recent NSW school chaplains' case;
Charity - HSWA is committed to raise funds through events for those charities that are aligned with our values. A proportion of our annual operating profit from membership may be gifted to selected worthwhile causes both in Australia and internationally;
Voting Rights - You get to vote at our AGM and EGM's, as well as being able to join the organising Committee; and
Representing the Society - As a paid up member you will be able to represent the Society at associated and official events such as the Global Humanist Convention.
Become a Voting Member or Renew Your Membership Your membership year as a paid up member will be from the date of your receipt for a whole year. Become a member by: