Become a NUAA Member

Become a member of NUAA and join the fight to end stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs illicitly.

NUAA’s vision statement is “Advancing the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs illicitly in NSW”. To this end, we provide information, education and support for drug users; promote the development of legislation and policies to improve drug users’ social and economic well-being; improve the quality and standards of services available to drug users.

As a community organisation, NUAA depends on maintaining a strong and active membership made up of people who support the aims and objectives of the association. NUAA membership is confidential and open to anyone interested in the issues affecting people who use drugs illicitly. You can read our Constitution for more details.

As an incorporated association, NUAA maintains a confidential register of members. Membership is $10, but if you are facing financial hardship please write this on your membership form and the Board can waive Membership Fees.

To become a member, complete the membership form and get it to NUAA!

You can apply to join online, or alternatively, you can print off a NUAA membership forms (pdf) and post it to:

PO Box 350, Strawberry Hills NSW 2016 Deliver to: 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Annual General Meetings

NUAA’s AGM occurs in the second half of each year. The date is set each year by the Board and will be advertised ASAP. Agenda papers for the AGM are mailed to each member and will also be posted here as soon as they are available.

NUAA membership entitles you to vote at the AGM. It also means that you can stand, or nominate other members, for positions on the NUAA Board of Governance, which meets regularly to oversee the direction, management, and finances of the organisation.

By becoming a member of NUAA, you directly contribute to the voices of people who use drugs being heard, from the grass roots to policy making levels.

Once your membership application has been accepted by the NUAA Board of Governance, we will notify you by mail. You will also automatically receive our publication User’s News four times a year. (NOTE: If you do not want to become a member of NUAA but do want to be on the User’s News mailing list, please say so on your membership form.)

There are many ways to get involved in NUAA as a member

There are committees you might like to consider. These include:

User’s News Advisory Board: for peers — giving your opinion on UN content and themes. Tell Me More

– You could put your name down to take part in appropriate research interviews or consumer consultation groups that NUAA might be asked to organise from time to time. Tell Me More

You could start up or join a discussion support group for people living with hep C or undergoing treatment. Tell Me More

You could take part in the Peer Participation Project and volunteer your time to work at NUAA in the NSP or office in the context of a training and development program. Tell Me More

You could get involved in Peerlink or Community Consultations. Tell Me More

You could make a contribution to User’s News. Talk to the editor about upcoming issues then get to work writing an article, story or a letter to the editor; send some art work, drawing or photograph; or perhaps attend a writer’s workshop. Or if writing or making art is not your thing, you can ask Leah to interview you. Tell Me More

You can attend a Board of Governance meetingTell Me More

If you want more information about becoming more involved in NUAA, feel free to email us at  or ring (02) 8354 7300 or Free call 1800 644 413.

Find out about volunteering here, or you can fill out the volunteer application form (pdf), or you can also volunteer for NUAA’s Peer Participation Program (pdf).