State Councils

AHRI members are represented by State Councils comprising elected professional-level members in all eight states and territories. State councillors play a pivotal role in implementing AHRI’s vision for the HR profession in Australia, engaging with members across their state, and developing programs and events that meet the needs of local members.

By being on the Council, you will be able to help shape AHRI’s forward agenda, meet and work with new colleagues in your state and across Australia, give back to the HR profession in a meaningful way and demonstrate your commitment to the profession by referencing your role on your CV.

Nominations for State Councils are now closed and reopen in February 2025. Council nominees must either be AHRI Certified members, or have commenced on a certification pathway.

Contact us to find out if your State Council has any other volunteering positions available

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AHRI State Councils

AHRI members are represented via their local state councils and the Council of State Presidents (CSP). Individual professional membership of AHRI is a prerequisite for an individual to take a position on a state council. Members must be Certified HR Practitioners (CPHR or FCPHR) or working toward becoming certified practitioners.

Each state and territory in Australia has the opportunity to elect a representative member state council. Elections are conducted in accordance with the relevant rules as detailed in the AHRI Constitution and By-Laws.

State councils are the primary form of member representation. It is essential that state councils be made up of members who are representative of the AHRI membership base. Each state council is made up of a minimum of four and a maximum of ten elected or co-opted representatives.

Learn more about the Council of State Presidents.

Key functions of state councillors


Advise the Board, through the CSP representatives, on issues affecting the development of the profession and members within its state or territory


Foster development of HR professional knowledge and skills of the members, and enhance the profile of the profession within its state or territory


Promote the objects of AHRI as set out in Clause 1 of the AHRI Constitution


Uphold and enforce the Constitution’s rules, regulations and By-laws.