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In accordance with the constitution of Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW), an election of Directors will take place at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of AWL NSW (2017 AGM) (which is proposed to be held on Saturday, 13 May 2017).  A formal Notice of the 2017 AGM will be issued in due course.

Under the constitution:

(a)        the permitted maximum number of Directors is nine (9); and

(b)        four (4) of the current seven (7) Directors must retire at the end of the 2017 AGM.

Accordingly, there will be six (6) vacancies to be filled.

One of the retiring Directors was elected at the 2014 AGM and retires by rotation.  The other three retiring Directors were appointed by the Board to fill casual vacancies since the last election.  Each of the retiring Directors is eligible for re-election and currently intends to stand for re-election.

NOMINATIONS for the election of six (6) Directors at the 2017 AGM are hereby called.



To be eligible, a candidate:

(a)        must have been a member of AWL NSW for at least 2 years continuously from the date of their admission to membership to the date of the closing of nominations OR previously been appointed as a Director by the Board to fill a casual vacancy or as an addition to the Board;

(b)        must not be an office bearer of the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and

(c)        must not be an office bearer or employee of any of the following organisations or bodies:

            (i)         Animal Liberation;

            (ii)        Animals Australia Inc.; and

            (iii)       Animal Justice Party.


Nomination Form

Nominations must be made by two members and submitted on the attached Nomination Form.  Nominations must be received by the Company Secretary by no later than 5.00pm (Sydney time) on Friday, 17 March 2017.  Nominations received after that time will not be accepted.

Nomination form

Note regarding paragraph (d) of the Nomination Form

  1. Under sub-paragraphs (d) ((iv), (v) and (vi) of the Nomination Form, a candidate is asked to declare that he or she is not an office bearer or employee of any of the entities listed in those sub-paragraphs as at the date of their nomination. This declaration is intended to mitigate the possibility of a candidate being successfully elected and then immediately ceasing to hold office as a director under rule 6.6(l) of AWL NSW's constitution as a consequence of holding one of those positions as at the date of their election.
  2. A candidate is not required to retire or otherwise cease to be an office bearer, employee or member of any of those entities in order to be nominated.
  3. If a candidate is an office bearer or employee of any of the entities listed in sub-paragraphs (d)(iv), (v) and (vi) as at the date of their nomination and, therefore unable to declare that they do not hold any of those positions, those sub-paragraphs should be crossed out by hand and initialled by the candidate.  Sub-paragraphs (d)(i), (ii) and (iii) must remain (because they relate to eligibility criteria for nomination).  A Nomination Form amended in this manner (which is otherwise valid) will be accepted. 

Note regarding details of Nominee's Experience

Nominees may instead of completing page three of the Nomination Form by hand, choose to provide the details of the Nominee's Experience as a separate annexure provided that the words  " see Nominee Information Statement attached" or similar are inserted under the heading Nominee's Experience on page 3.


Please return completed Nomination Forms to:

The Company Secretary

Animal Welfare League NSW

1605 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek NSW 2178

Fax: 02 9475 4426; or



4 March 2017