We welcome new members into our friendly Society. Ownership of optical equipment is not essential. All you need is an enquiring mind and a love of the night sky.
We have members who are experienced and we have members who are just starting out in astronomy; also many in between.
If you are interested in astronomy and you are considering joining the Society, please read the following details about membership:
The MAS annual membership period begins on 1st March and expires on the last day of February. New members pay a pro-rata portion of the annual membership fee, in Australian dollars, plus a joining fee. The fee is based on the the number of months remaining in the finanancial year.
Annual Membership Fees: New Members
Applicable to 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22
|Membership Grade (New Members)||
|Initial Annual Fee per Membership Grade - Based on Joining Month|
|Full Individual Membership||$4.00||$8.00||$4.00||$48.00||$44.00||$40.00||$36.00||$32.00||$28.00||$24.00||$20.00||$16.00||$12.00|
|Full Family Membership||$6.00||$12.00||$6.00||$72.00||$66.00||$60.00||$54.00||$48.00||$42.00||$36.00||$30.00||$24.00||$18.00|
|Limited Family Membership||$3.00||$6.00||$3.00||$36.00||$33.00||$30.00||$27.00||$24.00||$21.00||$18.00||$15.00||$12.00||$9.00|
|Student (18+) Membership||$3.00||$6.00||$3.00||$36.00||$33.00||$30.00||$27.00||$24.00||$21.00||$18.00||$15.00||$12.00||$9.00|
|Joining Fee to be added||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00|
Example 1: a person seeking to join as a full member beginning in August will pay $28.00 + $15.00 = $43.00. Example 2: A full family membership beginning in August will cost $42.00 + $15.00 = $57.00.
Fees are non-refundable.
New Membership Applications
The scheduled Joining Fee must be included with your membership payment and you must submit a completed membership application form.
If applying for family membership, please provide a separate e-mail address for each person (if possible).
Membership is subject to formal acceptance by the Management Committee.
Your membership will be proposed to the Management Committee. Following this, you will be advised if your membership has been accepted. Your membership commences at the date of formal acceptance.
You are invited to attend our monthly meetings whilst waiting for membership approval.
Discounted membership fees are available for families.
- Full Family membership, open to couples and single parents / guardians, and their dependent children under the age of 18 years.
- Limited Family membership, restricted to only one adult parent or legal guardian and one child under the age of 18 years.
Eligibility for family membership is limited to parents and their immediate children under the age of eighteen years. Voting rights are limited to two adults.
MAS expects parent/legal guardian to accompany children under eighteen when attending our events.
Student & Pensioner Memberships
Students must be over the age of 18 years and studying full-time at university or college.
Pensioners must be eligible to receive a government support or aged pension and/or be a retired person sixty years old or over.
Student members and pensioner members have voting rights.
Please note the MAS mail box is generally cleared once every 7-10 days.
- Submission of membership forms,
- Submissions of membership fees,
- Eligibility for membership,
- Benefits of membership,
- Lack of response to your application within 21 days,
- Membership privileges prior to committee acceptance of applications.
MAS contact with members between meetings is predominantly based on the website, the Personal Message (PM) system, the MAS Facebook page and e-mail. We try to avoid using the postal system.
Please visit the Payments page for our range of payment options.
If you are already a current member, you are on the wrong page. Please go the Membership Renewals page.