working for Australians in retirement

MEMBERSHIP

Joining as a New Member

Membership of A.I.R. is open to retirees, semi-retirees, persons approaching retirement and corporate entities. The type of membership available will depend upon your personal circumstances. The various types of membership are outlined below.

New members joining in the period 1 January to 31 March in any year, pay the pro-rata rate of 50% of the annual fee for membership up to 30 June of the same year.

Annual Ordinary Membership Fees for 2016-17 are:

Single Membership  -  $46.00

Couple Membership  -  $72.00

Payment by cheque, cash in person at branch or Direct Deposit
       Westpac Bank BSB 033 002 Account 81 9176 (use your phone number as ID)

New members joining after the 1st April pay the annual fee which provides membership from 1 April to 30 June of the next year i.e. 15 months membership.

More details of membership are found in the constitution here

Post/fax/email image of our Application Form

to your nearest branch Find Your Closest Branch

or

A.I.R. National Secretariat
PO Box 329
Deakin West  ACT  2600

Phone: 02 6290 2599        Fax: 02 6290 1580

Ordinary Membership

An Ordinary Member is a natural person who:

  1. has been accepted by a Branch for membership
  2. has paid all fees owing to the Company; and
  3. is retired or partly retired, and is fully or partly self-funded, provided that an existing member who ceases to be fully or partly self-funded may continue to be a member.

Ordinary member-at-large (NMAL) is available to persons because of geographic or physical limitations are unable to attach to a branch.

 

Membership Fees are due on 1 July of each year, and may be tax deductible depending on your circumstances. Please consult your accountant or financial adviser for more information as it applies to your circumstances.

Associate Membership (as a Branch member)

An Associate Member is a person without voting rights who is not an Ordinary Member but is supportive of the Company's objectives. Associate membership is for those who support A.I.R.'s Aims and Objectives, but have not yet retired.

(i)   An Associate Member is a natural person who:

    1. is supportive of the objects set out in clause 3 (hereunder)
    2. has been accepted by a Branch for membership
    3. has paid all fees owing to the Company, but
    4. does not fulfill the requirements of 6.1(a)(iii).

(ii)  An Associate Member cannot be elected to the board.

Subclause 6.1(a)(iii) states:
...is retired or partly retired, and is fully or partly self-funded, provided
that an existing Member who ceases to be fully or partly self-funded may
continue to be a member.

Associate member-at-large is available to persons because of geographic or physical limitations are unable to attach to a branch.

Annual Membership Fees are the same as for an Ordinary Member.

Corporate Membership

A Corporate Member is an entity that is supportive of the Company's objects. A Corporate Member has no voting rights and may not be an Office-bearer. If you are interested in applying for corporate membership, please contact us.

(i)   A Corporate Member is a corporate entity that:

    1. is supportive of the objects set out in clause 3 (hereunder) and
    2. has been accepted by the Board for membership.

(ii)  Corporate Membership confers no voting rights.

Annual Membership Renewal

Members are required to renew their membership every 12 months to maintain continuity of member services and benefits.

CLAUSE 3 - COMPANY OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Company are:

  1. To work for the benefit and welfare of all fully and partly self-funded retirees.
  2. To seek a fair and just economic, taxation and social environment that recognises and compensates for the special problems of fully or partly self-funded retirees.
  3. To provide information on all matters pertaining to retirees.
  4. To conduct research to further the objects of the Company.
  5. To seek recognition as a body speaking for self-funded retirees at Local, State and Federal Government levels, by the community at large and by the media.
  6. To foster membership of the Company throughout Australia.
  7. To cooperate with other organisations with objectives consistent with those of the Company.