WHAT IS APANA®?
The Australian Public Access Network Association Inc. (APANA®) is a not-for-profit on-line computer networking organisation incorporated in the State of Victoria as A0026600C and ARBN 081 355 722.
APANA operates its own Intranet through which members can gain open access to the Internet at bulk rates if they wish, using local isps in their regions. A region can exist in any part of any State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, when sufficient APANA members reside there.
APANA membership is open to individuals and non-profit, non-government organisations. Access to the APANA network(tm) is available to members and their guests for personal, non-profit and non-commercial purposes. APANA membership does not in itself guarantee access to APANA's network.
The APANA FAQ
APANA Statement of Purpose
The APANA network
CONTROL OF APANA
Government of APANA is in accordance with its Rules.
APANA is a national association, divided into regions. A national Management Committee, elected by all members annually, coordinates the association's activities, while each region is run by a Regional Committee, also elected annually by the region's members, which is responsible for day-to-day operations. From time to time the Management Committee authorises the issue of policy documents to govern connection to our Intranet and the Internet in general.
Model Rules for APANA
Rules of APANA pre-2012
CURRENT POLICY DOCUMENTS
APANA Network Acceptable Use Policy
APANA Cross-Posting Policy
Following are the APANA regions presently operating in Australia. All network connections are handled by APANA regions. For information on joining APANA, it is best you contact your local region direct, as connection fees vary from region to region.
Please select the link for the region you require:
JOINING APANA (Individuals)
It is preferred you first contact your local regional committee to ascertain what type of membership you require and what fees you will be required to pay. Each region offers different connectivity options, as determined by its regional committee. In all cases, the first $12 of any fees paid is your national membership of APANA.
You may join APANA by printing out the application form below and sending it together with your membership and connection fees to our postal address -
77 Gerzalia Dr.
George Town TAS 7253
APANA Membership Application form (Individual)
Current fees for individual membership fees may be found at regional fees for individuals.
JOINING APANA (Organisations and Corporate Bodies)
In the case of organisations and corporate bodies special membership fees and conditions apply. These should be directly negotiated with the region concerned. Some regions have fixed conditions and charges while others treat each application on an individual basis.
Organisation Membership Application
For further information about APANA or membership write to the National Secretary
77 Gerzalia Dr.
George Town TAS 7253
or send an email to the secretary
APANA OFFICIAL DOCUMENT REGISTER
Minutes of Annual General Meetings
Minutes of Special General Meetings
MEMBERS ONLY DOCUMENTS
Minutes of Management Committee Meetings (available from APANA sites only)
Treasurer's Reports (available from APANA sites only)
Office Holder's Guides
On-line Membership Database (available from APANA sites only)
(Last updated - 29 January 2017)
NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS CONTAINED ON
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Thanks to Chris Roughsedge of the Northern Wollongong Region for the design of our APANA® logo(tm).
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