Due to restrictions in place, we ask that any potential new members delay joining BGCC until after this current Corvi-19 pandemic is over.
New Memberships and Renewals with the new Paddle Australia/GoMembership
Paddle Australia have changed all of the memberships to a new one, with GoMembership (GoM) + Stripe. We are told this will be all new and better and easier to use. I know it works because I have received notice of both New Members and Membership renewals. If you have been a club member over the the past three years, you would have received an email from PA on about 12th September. Keep it! Or use the link below and use your own email address as the Username and then click on the "Forgotten password" to get a new one for the new system.
Quick Access for Membership
Membership is from 1st July to 30th June each year. Joining for the first time or re-joining (Standard Membership) is all done on the one site - on the Paddle NSW/Paddle Australia system.
For Standard Membership, please pay the appropriate combined PNSW/BGCC fees From 1st January, BGCC reduces the fees for the remaining months of the current Financial Year. PNSW usually also reduces their fees for the remaining months.
If you are updating from PNSW Direct Membership to BGCC Membership on the PA site please do that first, or you will be charged an extra $10 by PNSW and still not be a BGCC member.
For both re-joining BGCC members and for new BGCC members, please use the following membership link:
Use one (or more) of the Guides or click on the orange "Join or Renew" button. Make sure you choose Burley Griffin Canoe Club!
If you already have a Club Shed key and/or your private boat in the Club Shed, then you can pay these annual fees at the same time as your membership fees. If you do not already have these items, but want to make use of them, then you need to download the Application Forms from this website's "Administration" menu.
For New Members and those BGCC members needing only Standard Level membership, that is all you need to do.
For those club members requiring more than a standard level of BGCC membership, i.e., you have already have a shed key or your own boat on a rack in the shed, you now have the opportunity to pay those fees at the same time - one total payment!
Or, if you are a newly approved key-holder or boat-rack hirer, you can continue to use the "Membership Upgrade", please pay through the Register Now link below:
Any problems should be directed to the Memberships Secretary:
For ALL BGCC Memberships
- All BGCC members must join Paddle NSW/Paddle Australia as well as joining BGCC. BGCC’s affiliation contract requires all of our BGCC members to also be PNSW/PA members, so that everyone is covered by the Club/State/National insurance for all Club-sanctioned Events
PaddleNSW Membership Categories
All members of PaddleNSW must now join a club. To be recorded as a BGCC member select Burley Griffin Canoe Club on the Paddle Australia membership page.
|Category||PNSW fee||BGCC fee||Total||For New Members only: Fee||Total|
|Junior Member (aged 10yrs to U18yrs as at 1st July each year)||$30||$40||$70||$50||$120|
|Junior Member - aged under 10yrs at 1st July||$0||$40||$40||$50||$90|
|Family membership (1 or 2 adults and 1 or more children U18yrs)||$150||$200||$350||$100||$450|
|Adult Single Event Membership||$20||$5||$25|
|Junior Single Event membership||$10||$5||$15|
|Non-paddlers who are volunteers, officials, carers - FREE||$0||$0||$0|
Note: Family Membership: there is now a 30% discount on the PNSW fees for a Family, of 3 or more at one address.
PNSW also provides single event membership ($20) for PaddleNSW events (which includes club events).
The payment of the above fees gives you Standard Level BGCC Membership, with the right to use club boats appropriate for your paddling ability.
Types of BGCC Memberships
Individual Adult Membership
- Entitled to participate in all BGCC, PaddleNSW, National or Australian Canoeing events
- Entitled to attend all BGCC annual and special general meetings
- Entitled to one vote at BGCC meetings
- 1 or 2 adults plus any number of related children (juniors) living at the same address.
- Entitled to participate in all BGCC, PNSW, National or Australian Canoeing events
- Entitled to attend all BGCC annual and general meetings
- Entitled to a maximum of two votes at all BGCC annual and general meetings
- Is available to people under 18 years at 1st July
- Entitled to participate in all BGCC, PNSW, National or Australian Canoeing events
- Entitled to use all club boats, but must be under the supervision of a club coach or instructor, or their parent or guardian whenever they are on the water
- Juniors under 12 years old must have a responsible adult (parent or guardian) stay at the water-side (or on-water in the vicinity), whenever their child is on-water.
Junior: Under 18 at 1st July in year of joining.
Adult: 18 on or before 1st July in year of joining
Standard level BGCC plus PNSW/PA membership gives you access to all Club/PaddleNSW/PA events, as well as insurance and many other benefits.
PNSW Non-Paddling Volunteer Membership
Non-paddling club volunteers need to register with PaddleNSW but there is no membership fee.
Single Event Membership
This membership is provided for people wishing to take part in a single event (such as the Canoe Polo Invitational, an advertised tour, the Burley Griffin Bash marathon races or single club time trial.) This membership is only available for one event, after which it expires and the person would be required to become a normal BGCC member if they wish to continue paddling with the BGCC.
Trial Membership is for people who wish to trial the sport for a maximum of 3 paddle trials. This membership is only available once to a non-member, who must then decide to either become a full-time member of the club and PNSW/PA, or that BGCC is not for them. A Trial Member is not permitted entry in advertised events, e.g. tour trips, canoe polo games, time trials, etc. This is aimed at people who know a BGCC member who wishes to take them out on the water, to see if they would like to join the club.
BGCC Membership Levels
|Standard||All club members are permitted to use appropriate club boats whenever the club shed is open. Pay via PNSW/AC|
|Membership Upgrades:||Download Application Forms from this web-site, under "Administration"|
|Shed Key-holder||Standard Level plus permitted to hire club shed key after 3 months' membership*, with initial refundable deposit fee plus annual hire fee *|
|Private boat in Shed||Permission to store own boat in club shed*.|
* Must apply to hire a Club Shed key and/or for your own boat in the shed Upgraded Membership - do not just pay and hope to get a shed key or your boat in the Club Shed!
Membership Upgrades (and Donations) can be paid via the BGCC's Register Now system.
The membership year aligns with the financial year.
|Annual Shed key-hire:||$75||$50|
|Private boat in shed||$180|
- There is a refundable deposit fee of $50 on the hire of Club Shed key, as well as the $75 annual fee.
- Please do not pay for any of the “Extras” unless your are renewing your existing upgrade or it has been approved by club administration.
- Application Forms, to hire a Club Shed key or for one of the limited number of boat racks, are available to download under “Administration” on this site.
New and renewing BGCC Members click the following link to renew your standard membership:
To upgrade your membership and pay extra charges click the following link:
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Benefits of Membership
Paddle NSW Inc and Australian Canoeing
Your membership with PNSWI covers your affiliation to Australia Canoeing which includes your insurance. (PNSWI also insures the club as a whole.) It is a condition of the club's affiliation that all our members be individual members of PNSWI. For further information see the PNSWI web page. Members are also required to follow rules which aim to protect members from any form of discrimination and harassment. See the AC Member Protection Law web page.
As a PaddleNSW member, here are some of the benefits you will receive:
- Access to compete in state, national and international competitions
- Discounted entry to PaddleNSW events including marathon , sprint, harbour and ocean races
- Club Membership information including access to affiliated club facilities, club kayaks and equipment
- Public Liability Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance whilst participation in any endorsed/sanctioned PaddleNSW activity
- Premium Access to the waterways guide
- Monthly Email Newsletter
- Discounted access to education and training including instructor course linked to the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme
- Access to our extensive club and social network
Membership of the Burley Griffin Canoe club allows:
- Access to equipment
- Access to boat racks in the shed – subject to availability
- Access to coaches – but please remember that all our coaches are volunteers
- Club activities
- The Club Newsletter – Blazing Paddles
Expectation of Members
- All club members are expected to treat other club members with respect and to assist each other whenever it is appropriate.
- All club members are to sign in the log-sheets whenever they enter the club shed, for any reason.
- All club members are expected to treat club equipment with care.
- All club members are not to use private equipment without the permission of the owner.
Any questions should be directed to the Memberships Registrar.
If you wish to receive club emails you are encouraged to add yourself to the club's email list.