The club provides two levels of membership
To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver’s licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.
To participate in extended driver training, a member cannot be in the first 12 months of their full membership and must have previously completed the basic driver training course. Extended driver training courses include sand and water, winching, recovery, and advanced driver training courses, and any other courses introduced by the driver training unit from time to time.
You, your partner and family members can use the club’s property for camping and recreation, and will have full member-level access to the website.
In addition to the categories listed above, we also have life members The committee can award a life membership to a member who has been a member continuously for at least 10 years and who has, in the opinion of the committee, contributed significantly to the endeavours of the club. Family membership is extended to persons who are the spouse, partner or a dependent under the age of 21 years of a full member and who live under the same roof.
All club members can participate in all trips and social events*.
Upon joining, a member pays the full annual fee irrespective of what month they join in. In the following year the member is entitled to a pro-rata reduction in the annual fee for the part-year of membership in their joining year. Membership is based on the calendar year.
For example if a member joins in November they will pay the joining fee ($230) plus the first annual fee ($100) – total $330. Their membership expires on 31 December. In the following calendar year the member is entitled to a pro-rata reduction for the part-year membership in their joining year, so will pay $17 (2/12 of the $100 annual fee).
For more information about membership of the club please come along to a monthly meeting and talk to our membership secretary, or contact the membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might like to look at our club constitution and by-laws, which are available here.
You can download an application form here.
The information above is a summary. You can read the full version in the club By-laws Part II – Membership Sections 2 – 6.
You can find membership renewal information here.
Participation in club trips may require the completion of mandatory 4wd driver training courses provided by the club. See information on Trip Grading.