Area Councils

Area Councils

Councils are established as committees of the APF under the Constitution.  Each state, territory or region has a Council, with Queensland divided into South Queensland and North Queensland, and Victoria and Tasmania combined.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend and become involved in their area Councils.

Powers are delegated to Councils solely for the purpose of furthering the objects of the APF, described in the APF Area Council Charter. These can be summarised as focusing on development of the sport and administration of members and member clubs in the area.  The activities and performance of Councils can be reviewed by perusing the minutes of Council meetings.

Council Meetings

Area Councils are expected to hold an Annual General Meeting and General meetings annually, Minutes from these meetings are available from individual Councils or the APF upon request.

Councils Appointments

Area Councils hold elections at the Council AGM. At an AGM, all elected positions become vacant and members may nominate another member or themselves to hold a position on the council. Positions and rules that cover the election process are described in the APF Area Council Charter. For a list of positions and current incumbents please the list of Councils below.

Governing Documents

Further information on Councils is available on the Council websites where applicable.

Information as provided to the APF by Area Councils via Meeting Minutes.

NEW SOUTH WALES PARACHUTE COUNCIL

Web: https://nswpc.org.au/

APF Director

VIVIAN MERZ

0415 088 646

Contact Vivian

Administrator

PETER McKENZIE

0412 586 665

secretary.nswpc@gmail.com

Chairperson

ROBERT McMILLAN

0419 391 359

sky_fire1@yahoo.com

Treasurer

HELEN PERRY

0402 621 664

Area Coach

MARK HIGGINS

0409 214 211 statecoach.nswpc@gmail.com

Committee Member

SHANA HARRIS
Grievance Officer VIVIAN MERZ

0415 088 646

Contact Vivian

Media Liaison

VACANT

NORTHERN TERRITORY PARACHUTE COUNCIL

C/O PO Box 3114, Darwin, NT 0801

APF Director

TREVOR COLLINS

0401 118 203

Contact Trevor

Chairperson

TREVOR COLLINS

0401 118 203

Contact Trevor

Secretary/Treasurer

VACANT

Area Coach

DAVID BRUCE

0439 829 696

roofing_contractor@hotmail.com

Media Liaison

LEAH SMITH

0433 338 495

leah.smith@internode.on.net

Member Protection Information Officer

LEAH SMITH

0433 338 495

leah.smith@internode.on.net

NORTH QUEENSLAND PARACHUTE COUNCIL

C/O PO Box 291, Cannonvale, QLD 4802

Web:https://sites.google.com/view/northqldparachutecouncil

APF Director

ZAI PIEPER

0406 061 335

Contact Zai

Chairperson

NATHAN POTTER

0439 871 695

chairperson@nqpc.asn.au

Secretary

VALERIE SCHMIED

0429 377 889

secretary@nqpc.asn.au

Treasurer

ZAI PIEPER

0406 061 335

treasurer@nqpc.asn.au

Area Coach

TIM KOLLN

0412 916 949

statecoach@nqpc.asn.au

Area Judge

LORETTA THOMPSON

0414 556 762

rettaminutello@gmail.com

Media Liaison

BRANDON VAN NIEKERK

0412 546 763

Contact Brandon

Member Protection Information Officer

(VACANT)

Trauma Officer

ANNA MUELLER

0472 688 206

annakmueller1@gmail.com

SOUTH QUEENSLAND PARACHUTE COUNCIL

Web: http://www.sqpc.org.au/

APF Director

VACANT

   

Chairperson

BEN NORDKAMP

0418 154 119

bennord@ozemail.com.au

Deputy Chairperson

ARCHIE JAMIESON

archie@goldcoastskydive.com.au

Secretary/Administrator

VIKKI GIRVIN

0417 691 553

admin@sqpc.org.au

Treasurer

MICHAEL BINNIE

mbinnie@solveaccountants.com.au

Area Coach

KRISTINA HICKS 

coach@sqpc.org.au

Area Judge

COLE RUTHENBERG

Contact Cole

Harassment/Grievance Officer

PETER BRIERLEY

gravity70@bigpond.com

Media Liaison

MARIA RAU

maria.safire@gmail.com

Sport Development Officer

LUKE EVERETT

lukejevo@gmail.com

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTE COUNCIL

Web: https://www.facebook.com/southaustralian.parachutecouncil.5/

C/- PO Box 84, MOONEE PONDS VIC 3039

APF Director

MARK GAZLEY

0417 161 699

Contact Mark

Chairperson

MATT TEAGER

Secretary

HABEL CULLEN

Treasurer

ZACK ROSSER

Area Judge

SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN

Area Coach

MATTHEW MUTH

Harassment Contact Officer

LAURA WATSON

lauranicole05@hotmail.com 

Media Liaison

MATT TEAGER


VICTORIAN TASMANIAN PARACHUTE COUNCIL

Web: http://www.vtpc.org.au/

APF Director

JOHN SWANLAND

Contact John

Chairperson

JOHN SWANLAND

chair@vtpc.org.au

Secretary

CATHERINE BENNETTS-CASH

secretary@vtpc.org.au

Treasurer

JOHN SWANLAND

treasurer@vtpc.org.au

Council Executive Member

Council Executive Member

LOUISE CROSS

DAVID RICHARDSON

exec@vtpc.org.au

exec2@vtpc.org.au

Area Coach

GAVIN DELL'ORO

areacoach@vtpc.org.au

Area Judge

ANNA YE

chair@vtpc.org.au

Member Protection Information  Officer

SARAH HOGAN

harassment@vtpc.org.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTE COUNCIL

Web: https://waparachutecouncil.com.au/

Email: waparachutecouncil@gmail.com

PO Box 29, CLOVERDALE WA 6985

APF Director

HEATH BAIRD

0475 427 232

Contact Heath

Chairperson

JONN CONNOLLY

0439 948 444

jonnwconnolly@gmail.com

Secretary

ALEC JONES

0404210581

alecjones93@hotmail.com

Treasurer & Media Liaison

SUSAN PROBERT

0467 478 277

susan_probert@hotmail.com 

Area Coach

DARRAGH FLYNN

0415 486 422

darragh70@gmail.com

Area Judge

JOHANNES DEBLER

0459 481  810

johannes.debler@gmail.com

Event Liaison

MERCEDES STEVENSON

0450 721 873

mercedesmilena@icloud.com

Member Protection Officer

SHANNON HAKARI

0432 900 701

shannon.haraki@outlook.com 
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