Online Membership

WISA fulfils many important functions for its members, particularly in networking and passing on information. The organisation occupies a unique position within the seafood industry. It provides an insight into the societal and family aspects of the seafood business and how they are affected by government and community actions and decisions.

 

WISA has the potential to influence how things are done and how the industry is perceived. As a member of WISA you will be invited to participate in State-based activities and training programs and have the opportunity to attend national conferences around Australia.

 

These provide excellent personal and professional development and extensive industry networking opportunities. Members receive national newsletters to keep them in touch with members of the seafood industry and communities and see how they are dealing with issues facing the industry. Contributions from members who want to share their strengths and solutions are welcomed. Through its newsletters, social media sites and email, WISA provides support, encouragement and information to female members of the seafood community.

WISA membership is from 1st July to 30th June annually with a once off payment of $66.

If you require any further information or help please contact the secretary.

  • What does WISA do?

    WISA are a non profit organisation working in a national space to raise the profile of women.

    WISA consists of a voluntary board of Directors, one from each state within Australia, with three positions for Directors at Large.

    WISA support, promote, encourage and represent women in the Australian Seafood Industry.

  • What do I have to do as a member?

    As a member you can have as little or as much involvement with WISA as you like.

    Members are encouraged to join and interact with our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

    Members are invited to attend the Annual WISA AGM and WISA events. These are promoted through social media sites and e-newsletters.

  • What are WISA doing right now? In October 2019?

    WISA are working on several projects

    1. Advocating for mental health within the Australian Seafood Industry.

    WISA are working with multiple organisations on developing and promoting tools for the seafood industry to utilise surrounding mental health.

    Currently working with SIA on the coalition commitment of $600,000 over 2 years towards Mental Health

    Distributing mental health resources and materials from the National Centre for Farmer Health project on Sustainable Fishing Families.

    WISA developed Project Regard in collaboration with Deakin University. Project Regard is a powerful documentary highlighting the impact of mental health within the Australian Seafood Industry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-QQqx3qGck

    2. WISA have run social media campaigns to promote and raise the profile of women working in the seafood industry.

    3. WISA has developed the concept of a charity that will support fishing families when a loved one is lost at sea.

    WISA board members have voluntarily devoted their time to actively push and develop this Charity – so watch this space!!

  • Why should I become a member?

    Your membership gains you access to a network of women that are involved in the Australasian Seafood Industry.

    You membership fees go towards the day to day running and admin fees of WISA, a non profit organisation.

    You gain membership to WISA affiliated associations:

    Seafood Industry Australia (SIA)

    National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)

    WISA promote educational opportunities for women in the seafood industry, with an upcoming e-learning leadership program being run through the NRWC.

WISA membership form can be completed below:

To become a member of WISA register your details on the online form below.

Benefits of WISA Membership

  • Coordinated approach to increasing awareness of social issues.

  • Promotion of the seafood industry through seafood festivals, website, newsletter, media releases.

  • Conduit to government through provision of advice on women’s issues through membership of National Rural Women’s Coalition.

  • Partnerships and strong links to peak industry bodies and agencies.

  • Encouraging women to participate in a national network of seafood industry women.

  • Access to quality information and advice (research, upcoming initiatives and key events, funding initiatives).

  • Access to national projects and conferences.

  • Facilitation of women’s skills development through workshops, participation in leadership programs, mentoring, youth initiatives and study tours.