Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Sleep Health Foundation will be held in conjunction with the Sleep DownUnder Conference at 5:15pm on Friday 19 October 2018 at the Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, Brisbane.

Resolutions to be considered at the Annual General Meeting are:

  • Resolution 1
    That the audited financial report of SHF for the year ended 30 June 2017 be accepted.
  • Appointment of Auditor
    Resolution 2
    To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolution as an ordinary resolution:Boyd Audit – Nathan Boyd, Auditor Registration #471054, be appointed as Auditor of the Company.

View a copy of the Annual Report 2018

View a copy of the Agenda

As only one nomination was received for the vacant Director position there will not be an election.

Proxies should be submitted to the SHF Secretariat by Friday, 20 October 2017.

Download a copy of the proxy form here.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) will be held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Sleep DownUnder 2018 event, on Friday 19th October 2018 at 5:15 – 6:15pm, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

Nomination of board members 

Two board positions become vacant at the AGM.  The incumbent member elected directors, Dorothy Bruck and Moira Junge have indicated that they will seek re-election.

Nominations from interested members are invited.

If more than two nominations are received an election will be held at the AGM.

If you wish to nominate for one of these positions please complete the nomination form available here and send it to Helen Burdette by 5pm Wednesday 26 September 2017.

You must be a financial member of the Sleep Health Foundation to nominate for the board and to participate in the election.


Mission, Vision, Aims and Objectives

The Sleep Health Foundation is Australia’s leading advocate for healthy sleep. It aims to improve people’s lives by promoting sleep, advocacy and raising awareness of sleep disorders. 


Improving people’s lives through better sleep.


The leading national advocate for sleep health.

Aims and Objectives

In just five years, the Sleep Health Foundation has established a dynamic presence. We are spreading the sleep health message through a strong media and internet presence, engagement with community leaders, interaction with other health bodies, and an ongoing program of development and distribution of educational information designed for the public by sleep experts. 

  • We are advocates for healthy sleep – The Foundation delivers a strong consistent sleep health message to the community and its leaders through its media, social media and website resources and direct dialogue.
  • We are raising awareness of sleep problems – Our work has attracted widespread attention in print and broadcast media. Our web-site is a popular resource. Our social media presence is growing. Our work with political leaders has resulted in a successful senate motion to pursue sleep problems further at national level.
  • We are educating the community about sleep health – Our popular information sheets about sleep and its problems are freely available through our acclaimed website and social media outlets. Co-branding and website links can help your organisation build an association with good sleep health.
  • We are building partnerships with organisations to promote sleep health – We are fostering the common ground between community, professional and business interests that relates to identifying and dealing with sleep problems. A cohesive approach is the result.  Current partners include patient groups (such as Sleep Disorders Australia), professional organisations (such as the Australasian Sleep Association), businesses (through our corporate partner program) and research bodies (such as the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity).
  • We encourage and endorse best practice standards – Foundation recognition helps ensure partners are recognized and rewarded for the quality of their products.  The Code of Practice for Suppliers of Sleep Therapies is endorsed by sleep professionals as a reference point for their patients.
  • We support research and development – through our research funding programs.

Sleep Health Foundation Policy Documents

Privacy Policy

Confidence in the integrity of the Sleep Health Foundation is vital to its operation and protecting the integrity of the personal information we hold on interested parties is vital.

Copyright Policy

© Sleep Health Foundation
All rights are reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without the written permission of the publisher, unless otherwise permitted under the Copyright Act 1968.

Advertising Policy

Is subject to review and approval by the SHF. All advertising and inserts submitted must be accurate and adhere to the principles of the SHF terms and conditions. 

Conflict of Interest Policy

It is the policy of the Sleep Health Foundation that officers and employees of the Foundation avoid ethical, legal, financial or other conflicts of interest, and ensure that their activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the Foundation or its welfare.

Content and Editorial Policy

This policy has been developed to articulate the Sleep Health Foundation's requirements for and approach to preparation of educational material.

Media Policy

This media policy provides a set of guidelines for all Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) members, staff, board directors and expert spokespersons to adher to when interacting with the media.



The Sleep Health Foundation is governed by a Board, comprising four member appointed directors, two directors appointed by the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association (the peak professional body of Australian and New Zealand sleep clinicians and scientists) and three independent directors appointed by the Board itself.

Sleep Health Foundation Constitition [PDF]]

Funding Sources and Independence

The Sleep Health Foundation is a charity that aims to raise public awareness of sleep health issues and to improve public health and safety.  This includes highlighting the consequences of sleeping difficulties and the ways that these may be resolved through greater community understanding of sleep and sleep disorders. The Foundation supports public education with the Resmed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship and promotes and funds sleep-related research and advocacy.

The Sleep Health Foundation is supported by a number of sources, including individual and company donors, memberships and corporate sponsorships.

All of the educational resources produced by The Foundation are developed and/or reviewed by independent experts selected for their knowledge of a particular subject.