Before you begin your APCO Membership application, please read the following carefully.
Online form: When completing the application online you’ll need to provide company details, as well as allocate a Primary Contact (your key APCO contact), an Executive Contact (for sign-off/approvals – must be CEO, CFO, Director or equivalent) and an Account Contact (for invoicing).
DocuSign: Once complete, the allocated Executive Contact will receive a DocuSign form to sign. This will come from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invoicing: Once the DocuSign is signed and returned to APCO, this will notify our Accounts department to generate an invoice which will be sent to your allocated Account Contact. Payment must be made within 30 days. Once paid, your organisation will be a full Member of APCO.
Joining as a Brand Owner Member?
When joining as a Brand Owner Member, you also become a Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant. Through this Membership type, APCO provides your organisation with a supported and guided pathway to comply with the federal legislation, the National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011.
Signatory obligations are set out in Section 10 Part C of the Covenant, and include such things as:
New Member Action Plan: A one off plan to be completed within 3 months of joining.
APCO Annual Report: A report due online by 31 March each year.
APCO Action Plan: A plan developed and submitted each year following completion of the APCO Annual Report (due 31 May each year).
Membership fees: Fees paid annually to APCO based on your annual turnover - click here to view the fee schedule. Note: Membership runs by financial year and fees are pro-rata for the first year.
Joining under another Membership type?
You can find out about what programs you can access here.
We look forward to welcoming you as an APCO Member shortly!