Become a member of the New Melbourne Browncoats and you’ll not only get some shiny swag and exclusive member benefits, but you’ll also help our organisation!
- Memberships are for a calendar year, beginning 1 January of the year purchased (regardless of purchase date).
- New Membership Cost:
- Australian Residents: $16
- International Residents: $20
- Membership Renewal Cost:
- Australian Residents: $11
- International Residents: $15
- Exclusive Member Dogtags: One of the coolest things about becoming a member is that all members will receive a set of exclusive New Melbourne Browncoats dogtags. One bears the logo of the New Melbourne Browncoats, and the other is stamped with the year of membership.
- Monthly Prize Draw: Every month (from October 2014) we draw out the name of a random member to receive a prize! You will need to keep your contact information up to date, as prizes will be sent to out the address on our Members Register.
Apply for Membership
To become a member, head to the Membership section of our Online Store. Select the appropriate membership type (Australian resident or International resident), fill out the necessary details and check out. More information on the application process is outlined in our Terms and Conditions.
For Gift Memberships, please ensure all details for the Gift Recipient are provided. This includes postal address, contact email address, and contact number. Gift Recipients will not be contacted until the date you specify in the Gift Instructions section of the application. The Gift Giver will receive an email with a Welcome Letter that can be presented to the Gift Recipient. Dog Tags may be included, but will depend on the timing noted in the Gift Instructions (dog tags are usually sent out to members within 28 days).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do the New Melbourne Browncoats need members?
When we became an Incorporated Non-Profit Association in 2011, one of the requirements is that we have members.
Why does membership cost money?
There are a number of costs associated with running our organisation. These include annual lodgement fees, banking fees, web hosting, domain registration, public liability insurance and other administration costs. As much as possible, we try to keep our costs down, often relying on donations of goods or services. There are also costs associated with running events, and while we do our best to ensure that these are covered by ticket charges, merchandise sales, and so on, sometimes we need to cover these costs before the activity generates any income (such as hiring venues, paying for convention tables or purchasing stock to sell). Having an income from membership fees helps with these running costs, and any surplus is invested back into the club or donated to charity.
How long does it take for my Dog Tags to arrive?
Once membership is approved, dog tags are sent out within 28 days. For more information on the application process, see our Terms and Conditions.
How do I buy more than one membership?
For multiple memberships, please add each item to your Shopping Cart individually. Member information (including name, contact address, email address etc) is required for each individual member.
How do I update my details?
It is very important that we have your up to date information. This includes your email address (so you can receive our newsletter and other important communications), your postal address (so you can receive your dog tags, end of year gift and, if you’re a lucky winner, one of our Monthly Member Prizes) and your Paypal address (for renewals). To update your details you must email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the only communication avenue used for membership updates.