Who can be Parents Victoria members?

Parent Clubs at Victorian government schools, parents/guardians of children at government schools, or the schools themselves, can join by simply registering as members.

Any individual or organisation can join as a Friend of Parents Victoria. 

Registered Full Member

Any school with a formally constituted Parent Club. Our preference is for the Parent Club to join and register a Parents Victoria Contact. If the Parent Club chooses not to register a contact, the school may register a parent and/or staff contact person. 

Registered General Member 

A school that does not have a formally constituted Parent Club. An individual parent and/or staff member at the school can register as a Parents Victoria Contact.

Friend of Parents Victoria

Any person or organisation that supports public education and believes in the right of parents to participate in their children’s education.

Benefits of belonging

  • We represent the parent perspective to the Education Department, State Government, other stakeholder groups and the media. We consult regularly with our members to ensure we represent their views.
  • Members receive our monthly newsletter Parents Voice, packed with news and views of interest to parents and anyone interested in education.
  • Members receive special invitations to our events.
  • We need your support to continue our important work in advancing parent-school partnerships, through advocacy and the provision of information.
  • As a member, you’ll have the satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and supportive organisation that’s been making a positive difference in Victorian schools since 1925.

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The role of the PV Contact

  • Receive our monthly newsletter Parents Voice and from time to time, other PV communications via email

We’d love you to:

  • Review the information and share with your school community as appropriate.
  • Act as a contact/liaison person to represent parents at your school
  • Respond to, or share with others in your community, surveys and requests for feedback where PV is seeking opinions from school communities.

The role does not include:

  • Representing the views of Parents Victoria in any public forum or in any form of media.
  • Representation on the PV Board. This is a separate process, which you may also be eligible for.
  • The right to advocate on behalf of Parents Victoria.

Register as a Contact now

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Registered Full Member

Eligibility

Any school with a formally constituted Parent Club can join as a Registered Full Member. 

Our preference is for the Parent Club to join and nominate a Parents Victoria representative. If the Parent Club chooses not to nominate a representative, the school may nominate a Parents Victoria contact person. 

How to join

  • Parent Clubs will need to take a vote to become a Parents Victoria member. Put it on the agenda for your next meeting and make sure your members know what is involved.
  • Need more information? Contact our office, we will gladly send more information or arrange for a Parents Victoria representative to speak at your Parent Club meeting.
  • To join up, fill in our membership form (scroll down). 

The benefits

  • Increased representation at our Annual General Meeting. 
  • A comprehensive Toolkit with resources for maintaining your committee, engaging with your school community, running events and managing your finances.
  • Invitations to activities
  • Discounted entry to the annual Parents Victoria conference
  • The support and advice of experienced parent advocates
  • Statewide, nationwide and international affiliations

Club/school membership form

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  • A school that does not have a formally constituted Parent Club.
  • An individual parent at a school that does not have a formally constituted Parent Club.

 Individual parents will need to agree to support Parents Victoria’s  Statement of Purposes.

Benefits

  • Voting rights at our Annual Conference
  • Eligibility to stand for election to the Parents Victoria Board.
  • Invitations to activities
  • Discounted entry to the annual Parents Victoria conference.
  • Being part of  an organisation that’s making a positive difference for students, parents and educators in Victorian government schools.

How to join

Fill in our membership form (scroll down). There are print and online options.

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This class of membership is open to any individual or  organisation that supports public education and believes in the right of parents to participate in their children’s education.

Please note that Friends of Parents Victoria do not have voting rights at our AGM. 

Your membership application must be approved by the PV Board. 

How to join

Fill in our membership form below. 

Membership fee 

The membership fee is $20 (including GST) per calendar year.

Friends of Parents Victoria application form

If you prefer to use a printed membership form that can be filled in by hand, download one here: