Our Branch Annual General Meetings (BAGM) give you the chance to share your ideas and passion with Amnesty International Australia and our community of committed supporters.

Why attend BAGM 2018?

You’ll be able to learn more about Amnesty International, get the low-down on our campaigns and successes over the past year, and hear about how you can promote and protect human rights in your community.

All members and supporters are invited to attend their local BAGM – but please note that only current members can vote and stand for leadership positions. Contact us or call us on 1300 300 920 to check that your membership is up to date. Find out how to become a member.

BAGM 2018 takes place across Australia on Saturday 19 May. Read on for essential information and details of how to register your attendance.

Essential details

Australian Capital Territory/Southern New South Wales
Queensland/Northern New South Wales
South Australia/Northern Territory

Useful documents

Sample BAGM proxy form

Unable to attend your BAGM in person? You can now direct your vote via another Amnesty International Australia member who is attending BAGM. Just download our sample BAGM proxy form, fill it out, and follow the instructions in the BAGM notice for your Branch on how to submit it.

How to prepare resolutions

This year, Simon Rumore, National Vice President, will run an education session on how to draft a member resolution on Wednesday 2 May 2018. This session will equip participants with the tools to ask questions about the strategic direction of the organisation, how to draft a resolution on Amnesty International Australia’s core work to best achieve the goals of our 2020 Vision, give a who’s who of the governance roles at our AGMs and show how our governance is interconnected with the international movement.

When: Wednesday 2 May 2018 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm AEST

Where: via Zoom with audio and video connections

Who should attend: Any member of Amnesty International Australia

If you would like to attend, please RSVP via this form by Tuesday 1 May.

Nomination form

Would you like to nominate a potential Branch Committee member candidate? Download our nomination form and return to the relevant Branch Action Centre by post or email at least 48 hours prior to this year’s BAGMs.

Meritorious Service Awards Policy

Amnesty International Australia would like to acknowledge our powerful grassroots member activism by recognising members and groups who have shown outstanding and long-term service to the organisation. Find out more about our Meritorious Service Awards and download the nomination form.

Our Constitution

Read the Amnesty International Australia Constitution can be found here – it contains information about Branch Annual General Meetings.