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ACT Branch

Branch Overview

AASW ACT is an active Branch with over 400 members that is managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership, and staffed part-time. Find out who we are, what we do, and how to become involved.

Branch Spotlight

16 March 2021

The ACT Branch Committee held a morning tea and cultural nature walk led by aboriginal Elder Mr Wally Bell on Saturday the 13th of March for this years World Social Work Day, We had a great turn out and the weather even produced blue skies for the day. Thanks to all that attended and a special thanks to our branch committee for pulling it all together.

19 February 2021

5 February 2021

Come and celebrate World Social Work Day!

The ACT branch is putting together an event for you

Save the date : Saturday 13 March 2021

More details will be announced soon


13 November 2020

Have your say Thursdays!

The ACT Branch Management Committee would love to hear what our ACT members have to say, if it’s a question or even just a statement we would love to hear your input and feedback to grow and improve our branch. This will be a short half an hour session run every month before our Branch Management Committee Meeting where you will get to speak with our Branch President Rodney Tatara-Stanton. This will be set up as a zoom meeting where we will go around each participant and you can pose either a question or statement to Rodney and we can take forward what has been said to the Branch Committee Meeting.

Please choose one of the topics per Rodney’s speech Country, Community and Creativity that you want to have your say heard.

We are in the times of legacy building and your voices will not go unheard.

Kindest Regards

Rodney Tatara-Stanton

ACT Branch President

13 October 2020

With regard to our advocacy efforts in relation to the ACT Election 2020, today we received a written response to our letter of 17 September to The Hon. Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the ACT.

Letter to The Hon. Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the ACT

Response from Melissa James, ACT Labor Campaign Director

Link to ACT Labor Policy Position Statement


28 August 2020

We are now calling for Life Membership nominations.

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) awards Life Membership to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of social work and to the AASW.

You can use the following links to the nomination form and the guidelines:

2020 Guidelines:
2020 Nomination Form:

29 July 2020

The ACT Chief Health Officer regularly updates the public health advice for high-risk settings and health professionals regarding interstate COVID-19 outbreaks.

We encourage ACT social workers to review the latest update here

We also thank ACTCOSS for the following resources that may be of interest to our members:



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Contact us

ACT Branch Services Coordinator
Hayley Dougal

P: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers