Join Us

The Association welcomes membership from growers and those associated with the industry. The Association is committed to the challenging task of developing a relatively young industry with demonstrated potential, through informed information sharing, standards setting, market building, research and development and improved networking and information sharing among growers. We welcome those who encourage the further development of our industry.

Association membership runs for 12 months, the current calendar year .  You will get an automated renewal as the date draws due. Payments are in Australian Dollars.

Membership of the Association is $200 a year. You can be an Associate Member if you have not planted yet or have less than 100 trees. As an Associate you have all the member benefits except voting rights.

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TO JOIN:

New members are welcome to join at any time during the year but membership runs for 12 months from the 1st of January. Renewing members can use our online system and both renewing and new members are encouraged to pay by Pay Pal as this makes the work of our volunteer secretariat easier.

The process for New Members:

If you want to become a new member of the Association, the process is:

  1. Read about  the rules of membership
  2. Complete the Association Membership Form.  Please use the online sign up version here even if you must pay by cheque or Direct Deposit. Credit card payment gives you instant access to the Members website content, cheque or BSB takes some days until your payment clears. There is an option on that online form to pay offline.
    We can better  ensure we have your details correct if you also fill the form in online. If you don’t have people to to nominate you, the Committee can do that for you, just tell us how you heard about the Association.
    Pay your fee – preferably by Pay Pal but other payment methods are outlined below.
  3. When your payment comes through, it will be acknowledged automatically by email. There will be a copy available in your Member area for tax purposes. You will have access to the website. If you pay by BSB or cheque, we have to give you access manually so it could take a day or two.
  4. When your membership is formally approved, you will be advised personally by email. New membership applications will  be formally considered by a meeting of the Membership Committee. In the unlikely event you will not be approved, your payment will be refunded.

The process for Renewing Members:

Renewing members can renew online by going to their online members page.  (There’s an ‘I forgot my password please resend’ there too, we know how that happens.)

  1. Pay your fee – preferably by the Pay Pal gateway using a credit card or your PayPal account if you have one, but other payment methods are outlined below.
  2. When your payment comes through, it will be acknowledged by email. You can download a PDF invoice from your members area.

Renewing members who wish to check their membership details can check the Association’s membership database by their online members page, please  update your member Profile Form  to make address, email address or other changes. It will also notify us of the changes.

The Association’s constitution can be found here as a PDF.

The Association’s Executive or designated Membership Committee will consider all applications for membership. If the Applicant is a Partnership recognised by the Association, each Partner shall join in the signing of the application and a single membership fee is payable. The Applicant may be a Company or any other body corporate, in which case an Officer of such Company or other body corporate shall make the application.

Offline applications should be forwarded to;

The Secretary
Australian Truffle Grower’s Association
PO Box 1564,
NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089

Payment methods:

There are four ways to pay:

  1. Credit Card through the PayPal gateway from your Members page or the Sign up page.
    You don’t need to JOIN Pay Pal, just choose the ‘Pay now with Credit Card’ option.
  2. Pay Pal if you have a Pay Pal account.
  3. Direct Deposit – using your own electronic transfer facility or dealing with the bank, please ensure you put your name in your member area and use the code supplied in the “Reference” field when you BSB. Otherwise we often can’t match your Profile name and your bank account name.  Transfers to:
    The Australian Truffle Growers Association Inc
    BSB: 142001
    Account Number 127711400
    Please email us with the details of the transfer as soon as you can quoting the Invoice ID on the screen.
  4. Cheque or Money Order – please download and print out the payment details page here, and mail both the payment details and the cheque or money order to:
    The Secretary
    Australian Truffle Grower’s Association
    PO Box 1564,
    NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089

Payment made will be accepted subject to the acceptance of the membership Application by the Committee. Applications rejected will be entitled to a full refund of dues paid.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
The Secretary, The Australian Truffle Growers Association, Inc.,
PO Box 1564,
NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089.