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North Queensland Branch

Branch Overview

The North Queensland Branch, with approximately 400 members, is managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee elected by the Branch membership. The Branch represents Social Workers from north of latitude 22, from Clairview on the coast through Moranhbah, the Mackay region, north to the Cape and west to the QLD/NT border.

The Branch’s key role is to provide local support for AASW members through a range of activities that enable members to network, develop practice skills and organise around social justice issues. The Branch Management Committee provides the conduit for communications between members in North Queensland and the broader National Association.

The North Queensland Branch delivers value to members via several channels:

  • Advocating for social justice issues relevant to social workers and their service users
  • Collaborating with members to build a stronger voice for the profession in the region
  • Focusing on issues and priorities identified by our members
  • Monitoring the news and potential impacts on the profession
  • Developing and promoting Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Supporting members to organise around common interests through Practice Groups.

The voluntary Branch Management Committee members have a wealth of knowledge and experience, working within varying sectors of the community, and offer support and representation for Social Worker members within the region.

Please contact the North Queensland Branch if you would like to get involved or bring any issues to the attention of the Branch Management Committee.

North Queensland Branch


Branch Spotlight


Nominations from financial and life members of the Association are now being called for one (1) Branch Management Committee President and five (5) Branch Management Committee positions on the North Queensland Branch Management Committees, which remain open following the formal election process.

Members interested in nominating to be part of their North Queensland Branch Management Committee can still nominate for vacant positions.

Potential candidates are strongly urged to view our governance video produced by the Association, prior to nominating for a vacancy to get a better sense of their role. A video explaining the role of Branch Management Committees is available on our website under the Elections tab.

Terms of office – Branch Management Committees

Terms of office will commence on 01 November 2020 for a period of 2 years.

Branch Management Committees

Branch Management Committees consist of not less than four (4) and no more than ten (10) members, a President and a Vice-President.

To nominate for any of the above positions, please complete the Nomination Form and return to the Returning Officer at

Nominations must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the NQLD Branch Annual Members Meeting to be held on Wednesday 28 October 2020

We look forward to welcoming you to our NQLD Branch Management Committee.  If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or how to nominate, please email

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