Professional Associations

Meridian advises many state and national industry associations and member-based organisations across Australia, particularly across the health and professional sectors on corporate, commercial, regulatory, workplace relations, compliance and governance issues. We understand the vital roles they play in the ongoing professional development, guidance and support of their members.

Working with a large number of professional associations across Australia, our team supports and advises clients on achieving their business obligations as well as addressing issues raised by their membership base.

Key services include:

  • Corporate law and commercial transactions
  • Property purchases and leases
  • Advising on legal structure, Constitutions and Articles and restructuring
  • Advice on membership structures
  • Advising on governance structures and protocols and regulator compliance
  • Submissions to government on proposed legislative reforms and inquiries
  • Competition Law advice
  • Commercial transactions and contractual matters and supply arrangements
  • Commercial Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Risk management advice including regulatory and member risks
  • Privacy and data protection advice
  • Providing member benefit services to association members
  • Managing unfair dismissal claims, general protections disputes, bullying and discrimination claims
  • Employee misconduct and performance management advice
  • Advising on and drafting employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Assisting with lobbying and the preparation of submissions to government and related agencies
  • Providing advice and representation in the review of industry, awards, conditions and wages


We are proud to support and advise the following associations and many of their State/Territory branches:

  • Aged Care Association Australia
  • Audiological Society of Australia
  • Australasian Podiatry Council
  • Australian Association of Occupational Therapists WA
  • Australian Childcare Alliance
  • Australian Chiropractors Association
  • Australian Dental Association Inc.
  • Australian Institute of Radiographers
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Osteopathic Association
  • Australian Physiotherapist Association
  • Australian Podiatry Association
  • Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Creche & Kindergarten Association of Queensland Inc.
  • Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
  • Dental Prosthetists Association
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Equine Veterinarians Association
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Fitness Australia Limited
  • Nutrition Australia QLD
  • Optometrists Association Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Limited
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia