Join IBN

How you join IBN has changed.

With the amended MAC Agreement now in place, the process for becoming an IBN Community Member has been updated.  IBN is now only a charitable trust, and approved members are known as ‘IBN Community Members’.

The ‘Traditional Owners’ of the IBN Financial Assistance Trust (FAT) have transferred their membership to the new ‘Approved Trusts’ for each language group.

Current members of IBN are automatically an IBN Community Member. Member access to IBN programs and services from the IBN Charitable Foundation has not changed.

New members can join IBN from 16 years of age and will need to complete the two new membership forms, listed below. Copies can also be collected from any IBN office.

Application to become an IBN Community Member

Deed of Undertaking

How does the membership process work?

Click here for an explanation.

Membership enquiries

Contact Corporate Services on 1800 014 401


Fax (08) 9140 0998

If your membership application is declined

If your application for membership declined, you can write to the Chairperson of your Representative Corporation asking for a review of your application.

The letter should explain why you do not agree with the decision and provide any supporting documentation or evidence to assist the Representative Corporation in assessing your appeal.

If you are not sure who your Chairperson is, contact IBN on 1800 014 401 or email