Membership

Why join?
The ANU Mountaineering Club is Canberra's biggest and most active outdoors club. We are a community of students, graduates, public servants and more, who all have in common a passion for the bush and being active in the outdoors. Members of the ANUMC are able to participate in trips, climb on climbing nights at the ANU gym and hire a huge variety of gear from our Gear Store. In addition, members receive support from the Club to participate in advanced training and skills sessions and discounts at many Canberra outdoor stores.

How can I join the ANU Mountaineering Club?
Firstly, you need to be a member of the ANU Sport & Recreation Association (you can do this at the SRA desk or on-line) and secondly, you need to show us proof of current membership. PLEASE NOTE: an SRA membership card is NOT acceptable as proof of current SRA membership because it does not have an expiry date printed on it! Further, the SRA are introducing rolling SRA memberships and your ANUMC membership is only valid whilever your SRA one is (i.e. if you joined the SRA in June last year, you will need to renew June this year, otherwise your ANUMC membership becomes invalid after that time).

  • Full-time domestic Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students of the ANU are automatically members of the SRA. Simply show a current and valid ANU student card when signing up.
  • All other persons must take out SRA membership first ($120 per year) and present their receipt when signing up to the club. You may request a reprint of your receipt from the front desk staff at the SRA at any time. We cannot sign you up to the ANUMC without this proof of SRA membership – no exceptions sorry! Any questions regarding SRA membership are best directed to the SRA Membership Services Officer at this phone number: (02) 6125 2273.

How much does it cost to join the ANUMC?

  • $50 for current ANU students (both full and part time), or pay the early bird price of just $40 by signing up by 12 February (at Market Day or gear store - see below)
  • $75 for everyone else (early bird price $65)
  • FREE for Exec, Committee Members, Valued Club Affiliates, Honorary Coaches and Life Members of the ANUMC
  • Our membership year runs from 1 February 2015 to 28 February 2016.
  • Memberships for people joining on or after 1 September 2015 will cost only $25 for ANU students and $40 for non-students to reflect the reduced time covered.

How can I pay?

There are three ways of paying your membership fees when you join the club:

  • 1. At the Market Day stall on Wednesday 11 February 2014 (early bird prices!)- cash only!!
  • 2. At the Welcome BBQ (see trip calendar) cash only!!
  • 3. At the Gear Store from 6:00 - 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays - cash only!!
  • Non-members may participate in a limited number of club trips for a small fee. While this isn't the preferred option, it's a chance to see what the club is all about. More information about joining the SRA and special membership categories can be found here.

    Can I try out a trip or two before signing up to the Club?

    The ANUMC's policy concerning non-members on club trips can be found here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

    Page updated 29 January 2015