The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health incorporated in December 2016 as a not for profit, limited by guarantee company. This process was led by a working group, the inaugural Board, consisting of five paediatricians from around Australia supported by a part- time executive officer. A constitution was drafted and with legal support went through numerous drafts and a final copy has been placed on this site. The aim was to create an organisation that was very broad and encompassed the varied needs of newborns, children and young people and was able to support the clinicians and others who were working to meet their needs. The most recent AGM was held on 17th October 2019 with the election a new Board of Directors. All those with an interest in the health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents are invited to apply for membership.