Because we ask everyone to be a member when taking part in our events we’ve made it easy to select a way to be involved in Orienteering that suits you. There are two types of membership available. Full Membership, for those who attend events regularly and Casual Membership for occasional orienteers.
Membership Fees: Individuals and families can purchase annual membership of OWA.Membership starts as soon as you sign up. If you join in November or December you are automatically a member from then until the end of the next year. 2017 current membership fees
Full Membership suits frequent participants or those who would like to be more involved. Benefits include:
- reduced event entry fees, up to half price
- further discounts via pre-paid event fee cards (contact Helen Post)
- 15% off purchases at The Running Centre our partner running store.**
- discounts on Orienteering essentials via the WA Orienteering supplies shop
- you can request your full colour printed copy of the OWA newsletter, O Express
- copy of the national magazine, The Australian Orienteer, 4 times a year * (Non metro clubs contact your Convenor for details)
- membership of a local club with its social activities
- access to a club coach
- free training events
* Non metro clubs contact your Convenor for details
** Excludes Garmin products
Casual membership suits newcomers to orienteering and occasional participants - there is no membership cost plus you will receive the weekly OWA E-News. At events you will get instruction on how to orienteer, up to 5 maps (for groups), and use of an electronic punch card and compass. You can join as a Casual Member just by filling in a simple card at the first event you take part in each year. In return you will be given a Casual Membership card which you should bring to each event. Casual members pay regular rates for event entry, rather than discounted member rates.
You can convert from Casual to Full membership at any time!
How to join
Becoming a Full Member through the Eventor System
Step 1: Choose the club that you wish to join, generally based on where you live. To be a full member of Orienteering Western Australia you need to be member of both the Association and a club. Read about the clubs to choose the best one for you.
Step 2: Before you join as a member you’ll need to be registered in the Eventor system and have a personal account/login before you can apply for membership. If you do not yet have an account/login in Eventor, start by visiting the Eventor website and creating your account.
Step 3: When you have an account/login and are logged into Eventor, you can apply for your membership and process your payment via your credit card or PayPal account. This payment processing occurs independently from Eventor. See the Eventor Membership Quick Guide for more details.
For renewing members – you should already have an account/login in Eventor. So all you need to do is log in to Eventor and renew your membership for 2017. Check this Eventor Membership Quick Guide if you need assistance in Eventor.
Casual memberships are not currently held or processed in the Eventor system. However, if you are a casual member you can still establish a profile/login in Eventor and use it to enter any pre-entry events during the year.