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Organisational structure

State Councils


AHRI members are represented by State Councils comprising elected professional-level members in all eight states and territories. Councillors act as a voice for the members and advise the AHRI Board, through the Council of State Presidents, on issues affecting the development of the profession and members within each state and territory.


Learn more about the Council of State Presidents


AHRI has eight 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 who are Certified HR Practitioners (CPHR or FCPHR) or are working toward certified status are preferred.

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.

Find out more about becoming a state councillor