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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 its state or territory.

AHRI has eight State Councils (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia).

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 certification status is 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.


The functions of state councillors are to:

  • 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 human resources 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 Constitution
  • Uphold and enforce the Constitution's rules, regulations and By-laws

AHRI State Council Members


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

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