ASMI has two* categories of Membership:
Ordinary Membership is held by manufacturers and sponsors of non-prescription consumer healthcare products - "over-the-counter" (OTC) and complementary medicines (such as vitamins, minerals, herbals). An Ordinary Member's annual subscription (membership) fee is calculated from annual turnover in appropriate product categories.
Associate Membership is held by agencies, firms, consultancies and companies which supply goods or services to our Ordinary Membership. Though Associates are not voting members, they do enjoy most of the other benefits of ASMI membership and are free to sit on subcommittees and teams. The ASMI associate membership subscription is now based on the number of employees in your company.
Why Join ASMI?
Advocacy and Representation
ASMI has a seat on key committees including the TGA Industry Consultative Committee, the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code Council and the Office of Complementary Medicines Industry Consultation Group. We provide an authoritative voice for the consumer healthcare products industry in these forums and in Canberra at a regulatory and legislative level.
Industry Level Decision Making
Members of ASMI have access to industry decision making through our internal subcommittees, working groups and teams which cover regulatory, advertising, and marketing & ethics issues. The work of these groups contributes to policy, regulatory change and positioning. Other outcomes from this work include training and development programs, events and industry awards.
Timely Advice and Information
The ASMI Secretariat provides free
consultation and advice for Members (within reasonable limits) from
our regulatory, advertising and scientific experts.
Members receive regular newsletters containing industry news and regulatory & scientific information from around the world. When important developments occur, ASMI issues newsflashes via email. The Members-only area of the website contains a wealth of regulatory, industry and marketing information.
ASMI Members can meet their peers,
suppliers and service organisations at events throughout the year.
The ASMI Annual Conference regularly attracts over 250 delegates
from across the consumer healthcare industry. Round Table Dinners
provide an opportunity to meet key figures, including politicians
and regulators, in a small forum.
We would be happy to make a company visit to discuss Membership with your management team.
Additional ASMI benefits include:
If you are interested in joining ASMI,Contact Member Services and Events, firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone (02) 9922 5111 for more information on applying for membership.
Please see membership brochures below:
If you are an over the counter (OTC) manufacturer or if you are a Complementary Medicines Manufacturer/Sponsor, please click here for an ASMI brochure on ASMI Ordinary Membership benefits
If you are a company that supplies goods or services to the consumer healthcare products industry, please click here for an ASMI brochure on ASMI Associate membership benefits.
Contact Member Services and Events, email@example.com or Phone (02) 9922 5111 for more information on applying for membership.
* We also bestow Honorary Life Memberships upon individuals who have rendered distinguished service to ASMI or the Industry. These members are elected by the ASMI's Board.