COVID-19 Membership Bus

NEW MEMBERSHIP and RENEWALS – COVID-19 

Due to government restrictions on gatherings and meetings, SMASA is unable to process membership renewals and club registration(s) in the normal manner. After committee discussions and following advice from DPTI we will be doing the following for the duration of the restrictions, after which normal rules and processing will resume. The procedures are put in place to protect the health and safety of our volunteers and members by keeping contact to a minimum.

Please read the information below fully before asking questions. Apologies if this does not suit your circumstance but this is the agreed and approved procedure during these unprecedented times.

New members with new club registrations -COVID-19 Membership

During the period of the restrictions, we are permitted to process new memberships by post. The processing time will depend on Australia Post delivery and volunteer availability, it will incur an additional $5 cost to cover half of the registered postage fees (if paying multiple years, the postage fee is a once-off not per year). Fill out the special COVID-19 SMASA membership form (download here) and email it to covid19@smasa.com.au. We offer multiple-year membership that is best to be aligned with the logbook. A new logbook lasts 3 years, if you pay 3 years, we will sign the logbook for 3 years. If you only pay 1 year you will need to attend a club registration event during April-June 2021 for membership renewal for the 2021-2022 financial year. If the car is in joint names the second owner needs to be an associate member which is $20 per year.

For example, Joe wants to join for 3 years and has 2 cars.

  1. He completes the upper section of the new membership form including all his details. He then completes the lower section and writes in $120 in the TOTALS column for FULL MEMBERSHIP for 3 years. Next he adds the total for his first car’s logbook for 3 years and writes $60 in the TOTALS section corresponding to that line. He then adds the total for his second car’s logbook for 3 years and writes $30 in the TOTALS section corresponding to that line. Joe also notices $5 has been automatically added to the TOTALS column for his half of postage. Next he adds in any other requirements under the TOTALS column e.g. hard copy of SMASA newsletter. Next, Joe adds up all entries in the TOTALS column and writes that number next to TOTAL at the bottom of the TOTALS column which will be $120 for membership, $60 for his first car, $30 for his second car and $5 for his postage; the total being $215
  2. NOTE: if Joe’s cars are in joint names the second owner needs to be an associate member ($20 per year) and he would write the joint owner’s name in the top section. Joe would then add $60 under the TOTALS column for the Associate member row and also add that to the overall total
  3. Joe then attaches a HEADSHOT PHOTO for his membership card, a copy of the REGISTRATION FORM (NOTE: IT MUST CONTAIN THE ENGINE AND CHASSIS NUMBER where applicable) for each car and 4 photos of each car (front 3/4 photo showing current number plate, front of the vehicle and one side; rear 3/4 photo showing the rear of the vehicle and opposite side to front shot; clear and well-lit engine bay shot; clear and well-lit interior shot of at least the front area (seats and dash))
  4. Finally, Joe checks his form to ensure all required sections are completed and he has written an amount under the TOTAL section and signs and dates the form. He makes his payment using the bank details on the membership form and emails the form to covid19@smasa.com.au. He then awaits his MR334 form, membership card and logbooks to arrive by post

Remember, once Joe has received his documentation he needs to attend a Services SA location with his MR334 form and car registration forms to register his cars under the Club Registration scheme. The cost of registering each car is in addition to the Club Membership fees and paid direct to Services SA. Once he has completed all these steps he can legally drive his cars, and must complete his TRIP entries for each journey (further details are located here). Joe now has membership until June 30 2023.

Renewing club membership and club registration – COVID-19 Membership

  1. Renewals will be restricted to ONLY 1 YEAR this year, a special form will be emailed to renewing members. If you are a current member, are due for renewal, and have not received a renewal form, contact us at membership@smasa.com.au
  2. A membership form needs to be completed and submitted via email or posted to SMASA. Remember to add your logbook numbers to the form as well to enable us to process your renewal
  3. Correct Membership fee(s) must be paid before the renewal will be processed
  4. Your logbook will not need to be updated BUT YOU MUST carry proof of membership with you or with your logbook. Proof can either be your membership card or a printed copy of the receipt you get via email
  5. If your logbook is due for replacement after 3 years (refer to the picture below: if all membership years have been filled out and year 3 has an expiry date of 30/6/2020 then your logbook is due for renewal) you will need to mail the old logbook, a copy of your blue registration paper and your renewal form to us at PO BOX 853 Marleston SA 5033. We will mail your new logbook and old logbook back to you via registered post. NOTE: WHILE YOUR LOGBOOK IS BEING REPLACED YOU CAN NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR
  6. If your logbook has not expired but is out of space contact us at covid19@smasa.com.au with your name, membership number and log book number

Adding a new car to an existing membership – COVID-19 Membership

If you wish to add a new car to your existing membership, contact us at covid19@smasa.com.au with your details and membership number and we will advise how to do this.