Membership Refunds and Suspensions
Refund of Membership Fees
- A financial member of APA (NSW) can at any time request a refund of membership contributions.
Prior to APA (NSW) considering any request for a refund, the request must be made in writing and addressed to the APA (NSW) Secretary.
A refund of membership contributions will be only given due to an administrative error by APA (NSW) or due to legislative requirements.
It is the responsibility of the financial member to advise APA (NSW) in writing of any changes to their employment (eg. new Award
coverage or cessation of employment with NSW Ambulance) and any requests for changes to their membership as a result. Changes to membership
will not be retrospective and will only occur after the advice and request is made.
APA (NSW) will not consider requests for refunds from members who failed to advise APA (NSW) of changes to their employment and who failed
to request changes to their membership unless exceptional circumstances exist. In these instances, approval of the requested refund will be
at the discretion of the APA (NSW) Executive.
Any approved refunds of membership contributions will be made via direct deposit. APA (NSW) will make every attempt to process such payments
without unreasonable delay.
Suspension of Membership Fees
- A financial member of APA (NSW) can at any time request a suspension of membership fees.
A request for the suspension of membership fees must be done in writing and must be addressed to the APA (NSW) Secretary. Suspension of
membership will not be retrospective and will only occur after the request is made.
Once a financial member’s request for suspension is approved, they will be considered a non-financial member for the period of the requested
suspension unless they have an approved hardship application by the APA (NSW) Executive. Any requests for assistance from non-financial
members are at the discretion of the APA (NSW) Executive.