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 first AGM was held on 11th October 2017 with the election of an ongoing governing executive. It is anticipated general memberships will be offered later in 2017.