APF Membership Options

How Do I Become an APF Member?

You automatically become a member when you complete an application for Student Membership prior to your first skydive.

There are other avenues to APF Membership, for example, if you have moved from overseas and have brought your qualifications with you.

Select one of the Membership Forms below or contact the APF Office on 07 3457 0100 to assist you with completing the correct forms.

There are several APF Membership options or classes to choose from.

These options and selected other forms are detailed in the APF Forms


Affiliation to the APF

Each individual member is affiliated to the APF through a member organisation. 

Drop Zone Locator is a list of current APF clubs and centres through which you may affiliate. If you wish to be affiliated through a club or centre other than the one printed on your renewal form, or if your renewal form does not show a club or centre name, please write in one of the names from the list below.

Any member may change their affiliation at any time by notifying the APF office in writing. Instructors should note that this affiliation is entirely separate from their registration under a Chief Instructor. An instructor may be registered under the Chief Instructor of one club or centre, but be affiliated to the APF through a different club or centre.


Tips on renewing your Membership

Read Your Logbook

Let us know what sort of year you have had. We need to know how many jumps you made in order to issue a Sporting Licence. AAD and malfunction details help us with our safety evaluations. Please note that we cannot issue a Sporting Licence if you do not tell us how many jumps you made last year.

Support our elite athletes

Have you considered donating to our elite athletes?

Tax deductible donations to support our national teams with training and competition costs may be made to the Australian Sports Foundation. For further information visit the Australian Sports Foundation website or simply download Form O2 Australian Sports Foundation Donations Form.

Don’t forget

  • Send us a colour passport-style photograph; 
  • Membership cannot be processed over the phone

Student Membership

Available for:

  • Students (Tandem / AFF / TAF / Static Line)

Not Available For:

  • Visiting Skydivers holding qualifications outside the APF system
  • Licensed members renewing

The initial Student Membership registration is valid until the end of the month purchased, plus 2 more months. (As an example, a membership created 01/03/20 is valid until 31/05/20. A membership created on 28/2/20 is valid until 30/4/20).

 To register for student membership, please contact your local skydiving club to obtain a link to register with them.  You can find your local club via our Drop Zone Locator.

 

STUDENT PRO-RATA MEMBERSHIP

Available For:

  • ONLY available for Students at the end of the Student Membership validity date

Not Available For:

  • Not available once the holder of an APF Certificate
  • Not for visiting parachutists who hold qualifications outside of the APF system
  • Not for renewing licenced APF Members

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Or contact your local skydiving club to obtain a link to renew your Student Membership online via the Student Self Registration wizard.  You can find your local club via our Drop Zone Locator.

 

Full Membership (or Part Year)

Available For:

  • APF Licensed Members
  • Skydivers who hold qualifications outside of the APF system requiring full membership
  • Entitles the holder to apply for APF Certificates, Crests & Display Licenses, APF Instructor, Coach, Packer, Rigger Ratings
  • Entitles Member to a digital copy of ASM
  • Membership will run through to end June (financial year)   

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OR once logged in, renew your membership via the My Profile button at the top of the page.

 

Short Term Membership

Available For:

  • Parachutists who hold qualifications outside of the APF system NOT requiring Full Membership (Short visit, Boogies etc)
  • Entitles the holder to apply for Display General only

Not Available For:

  • Not for renewing licensed APF members, including Students
  • Does not entitle the holder to apply for APF Instructor, Coach, Packer or Rigger Ratings or any other licence

Current fees are:

$30 One calendar month

$60 Two calendar months

$90 Three calendar months

$120 Six calendar months

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Life Membership

Is available at 20 times the current annual non-discounted fee.

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OR once logged in, choose Life Membership when you renew your membership via the My Profile button at the top of the page.

At membership renewal time, LIFE MEMBERS don’t have to pay a cent!! But we still require you to renew your APF Membership.

So to receive your sporting licence we need you to tell us how many skydives you did during the year, if you use an AAD and details of any malfunctions you had. This data will help us statistically monitor and analyse the sport along with our safety and incident trends.

Let us know what sort of year you have had! Update your contact details and send us a colour passport style photograph. 

What you will get for being an APF Life Member;

  • Participation through APF member organisations and membership of one of the world’s best parachute associations.
  • Free APF Application Fees 
  • A lobby organisation of your own that is there to protect your skydiving interests and promote safety.

Before you rush off and fill out the membership form!

Have you considered donating to our elite athletes?

Tax deductible donations to support our national teams with training and competition costs may be made to the Australian Sports Foundation. For further information visit the Australian Sports Foundation website or simply download Form O2 Australian Sports Foundation Donations Form.


Associate Membership

Available for:

  • ASM  digital subscription only

Not Available For:

  • Does not provide Jumping, Voting or Insurance privileges

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OR once logged in, renew your membership via the My Profile button at the top of the page.

 

Membership Renewal

Available For:

  • For renewing APF Members (APF Certificate Holders) including Life Membership Renewal

To renew your membership online - please visit your profile by clicking the 'My Profile' link at the top of the page.

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