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 Welcome to APANA®

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.

   General information
   The APANA FAQ
   APANA Statement of Purpose
   The APANA network
   APANA's FTP site   (Please log in as "anonymous" using your E-mail address as the password.)
 

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.

    Rules of APANA
 

CURRENT POLICY DOCUMENTS
    APANA Network Acceptable Use Policy
    APANA Cross-Posting Policy
    APANA Privacy Policy
 

CURRENT REGIONS
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:

FORMING A NEW REGION
A new region can be formed in any place where APANA membership is greater than five in number.  It is recommended that at least twenty prospective members be found before applying to the Management Committee for recognition as an APANA Region.

    Forming an APANA Region information kit.
 
 

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 -

    APANA Inc.
    P.O. Box 245
    Doncaster Vic 3108

    APANA Membership Application form (Individual)

Alternately, you may use our Online Membership Application.

    APANA Online Membership Application (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.

     APANA Organisation Membership Application
 

Alternately, you may use our Online Membership Application.

    APANA Online Membership Application (Organisational)

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information about APANA or membership write to the National Secretary

    APANA Inc.
    P.O. Box 245
    Doncaster Vic 3108

or send an email to the secretary (secretary@apana.org.au).
 

APANA OFFICIAL DOCUMENT REGISTER

    PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
       Rules
       Annual Reports
       Minutes of Annual General Meetings
       Minutes of Special General Meetings
       Policy Documemts
       General Documents
 

   MEMBERS ONLY DOCUMENTS
       Correspondence (available from APANA sites only)
       Minutes of Management Committee Meetings  (available from APANA sites only)
       Treasurer's Reports  (available from APANA sites only)
       Minutes of Regional Meetings (available from APANA sites only)
       Office Holder's Guides
       On-line Membership Database (available from APANA sites only)
       APANA Online Member Forums (available from APANA sites only)
       Policy decisions of the Management Committee

(Last updated - 5 March 2006)

NOTE  ALL DOCUMENTS CONTAINED ON THE APANA WEBSITE ARE COPYRIGHT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


Thanks to Chris Roughsedge of the Northern Wollongong Region for the design of our APANA® logo(tm).



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