Club Membership

Membership Types

There are four categories of Full membership at VARMS:

  • Senior
  • Student (Full Time)
  • Junior
  • Life Member

There is one category of Associate membership:

  • Associate (Often referred to as a 'Social' or 'Non Flying' member)

Members under the age of 15 years are classified as Associate members.

Junior membership is intended for those under the age of 18 years at the 1st July of the current financial year. If you turn 18 during the current financial year then you will be considered as a Senior in the next financial year.

A full-time student is defined as 18 to 25 years of age as of 1st July of the current financial year and attending a secondary or tertiary institution on a full-time basis. Proof of attendance may be required.

New Membership Fees 2024-2025

Member Type

Joining Fee (once)

12 Month Subscription Fee

VMAA / MAAA Fees

Total Fees

Senior

$100

$100

$149

$349

Student (FT)

None

$50

$149

$199

Junior

None

$50

Paid by VARMS

$50

Social

$50

$100

None

$150



Note: Half-yearly fees (half of the above fees plus full Joining Fee) will be available after December to new members or lapsed members that have not been a member for more than 12 months.

Note: If a member pays their MAAA Affiliation Fee through a club other than VARMS then they can subtract that fee from the totals above.

Note: Your membership is considered lapsed if you didn’t renew in July 2023. If that is the case then you will have to apply as a NEW member again.

A new or lapsed member who wishes to join must find a current financial member of the club to nominate them and endorse their application for consideration by the Committee.

New Membership Applicants are also required to introduce themselves to a member of the VARMS Committee at some time before the monthly Committee Meeting. The Committee will then be able to consider the application. You may know some of the Committee members already. You can find the dates of Committee Meetings in the VARMS Events Calendar (click for Events page). If you are not known by any Committee members then you will need to introduce yourself to one who intends to be at the next Committee Meeting.

To join as a new member or renew a lapsed membership visit the Application Instructions page on this website and begin the Membership Application Process.

If for some reason you can’t complete the application process online using this website then there is the option to apply via a paper based process. You can request this from the Secretary (click for Contacts page).

Your Membership Application will be presented to the VARMS Committee at their monthly meeting for approval. If approved you will be asked to pay the Membership Fees soon after. Once you are approved and payment is verified your membership with VARMS will be valid and current. You will then be covered by the MAAA provided insurance.

When you become a member you will be required to attend an Induction Session (click for the Events page) where you will receive our club rules book, site maps, your member card and some other goodies.

Your membership with VARMS will initially be a two-year probationary membership. The VARMS Membership Registrar will submit your details to VMAA (Victorian Model Aeronautical Association) and MAAA (Model Aircraft Association of Australia) and create or update your club affiliation. This means you will be registered with both the VMAA and MAAA and have insurance cover at any MAAA club within Australia.

For more information go to the Application Instructions page or come down to one of our Club Meetings (click for Events page).

Membership Renewal Fees 2024-2025

Member Type

12 Month Subscription Fee

VMAA / MAAA Fees

Total Fees

Senior

$100

$149

$249

Student (FT)

$50

$149

$199

Junior

$50

Paid by VARMS

$50

Social

$100

None

$100

Life

None

$149

$149



Note: Half-yearly fees are only available (after December) to new members or lapsed members.

Note: If a member pays their MAAA Affiliation Fee through a club other than VARMS then they can subtract that fee from the totals above.

Note: Your membership is considered lapsed if you didn’t renew in July 2023. If that is the case then you will have to apply as a NEW member again (see above).

To renew a current membership log in to this website and visit the My Profile or My Subscription pages.

If for some reason you can’t complete the Renewal Process online using this website then there is the option to renew via a paper based process. You can request this from the Secretary (click for Contacts page).

During the Renewal Process you will need to check or update your details and confirm your membership type. You will be given payment instructions and be able to view the progress of your renewal. Once payment is verified your renewed membership with VARMS will be valid and current. If you are paying your MAAA and VMAA affiliation fees through VARMS then you will be covered by the MAAA provided insurance as soon as your membership fee payment has been verified.

Insurance Policies Covering MAAA Members

Model Aeronautical Association of Australia Inc (MAAA) insurance brings you protection and peace of mind.

To make sure you’re not grounded, the MAAA looks after all of your insurance needs. MAAA experts provide the most comprehensive coverage for your peace of mind :)

MAAA takes care of the paperwork so you can spend more time in the air. They provide top comprehensive public liability insurance as well as a personal accident policy.

To find out more about the MAAA Insurance cover take a look at the MAAA Insurance Page (click here).

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Website Info

The VARMS Membership Application and Renewal website is only for online management of VARMS memberships. You can find all of VARMS great content at the VARMS Public Website (link).

Contact

VARMS Club House 1405 Stud Rd, ROWVILLE, Vic. 3178  Australia

P.O. Box 4096, Knox City Centre, Vic. 3152 Australia

membership2024@varms.org.au