Founded in 1994, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Inc. (EFA) is a not-for-profit national organisation that works to ensure that technology makes our lives better, not worse.

We promote the idea that digital rights are human rights.

EFA was formally incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (S.A.) in May 1994.

EFA is independent of government and commerce and is funded by membership subscriptions and donations from individuals and organisations with an altruistic interest in promoting online digital rights. EFA members and supporters come from all parts of Australia and from diverse backgrounds. They are people who recognise that preserving freedoms and rights always depends on the willingness of people to defend them and that combatting the threats posed by the anti-civil libertarian forces and ill-informed reports in the media requires constant vigilance and support.

What We Do

Objects and Purposes

Our Objects and Purposes define what EFA if for. They are defined in Rule 3 of our Rules of Incorporation, are as follows:

      1. To protect and promote the civil liberties of users of computer based communications systems and of those affected by their use.

      1. To advocate the amendment of laws and regulations in Australia and elsewhere which restrict free speech and unfettered access to information.

      1. To educate the community at large about the social, political, and civil liberties issues involved in the use of computer based communications systems.

      1. To support, encourage and advise on the development and use of computer based communication systems, and related innovations.

      1. To research and advise on the application of the law (both current and proposed) to computer based communication systems and related technologies.

    Board Members

    Elected Board Members act in a voluntary capacity and are not remunerated for time spent on EFA projects. 

    Board Members are elected annually by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. We welcome expressions of interest from members interested in joining the board at some stage. 

    All board members are subject to compliance with the provisions of the Associations Incorporations Act (S.A.),  and maintain and manage any actual, potential, or perceived interests. If any member has any concerns, we encourage contacting secretary (at) so we can be alerted and address these early. 

    Current Board members

      • John Pane, Chair
      • Kiki Fong Lim, Vice-Chair
      • Fahad Ali, Secretary
      • Paul Ruberry, Treasurer
      • Amy Patterson
      • Ross Floate
      • Jean Dinco
      • Rem Sequence


    EFA’s teams are the core of the organisation and carry responsibility for various functions. All teams are open to applications from members and range from policy work to event management, content curation and creation, and administration. 

    Different experience levels and interests available on a one off or ongoing basis. 

    Register your interest in volunteering. 

    Supporters and Sponsors

    We are open to financial or in-kind supporters of EFA’s events and campaigns, in line with our Ethical Standards. 

    If you’re interested  please contact us

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