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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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))
- 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 email@example.com. 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.