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A chapter is an official group of 4WD enthusiasts in a local area, that meet and 4WD together as a group under the auspices of the 4WDAA, a not for profit Australian entity that is insured with $20mill public liability for events, associations liability for officials, voluntary workers insurance for volunteers and personal accident insurance for financial members.

Chapter members that are officials of the 4WDAA, can organise events and activities for their own chapter or meet as a social group at other 4WDAA or 4WDAA chapter events. Meeting socially means group members travel independently and meet as a group at events (rallies, trips, socials, etc) organised by the 4WDAA or other 4WDAA chapters. 

Who are chapter members? 

Chapter members are groups of like minded persons, young and old who have an interest in 4WD's, 4WDing with others and gaining more experience. The many members that are a part of the 4WDAA across Australia make the 4WDAA the nation's most progressive 4WD club. 4WDAA members are best known for getting young people, families and fellow enthusiasts outdoors, camping and on the trails more often and actively involved inactivities and events. 4WDAA members also participate in different kinds of fund raising activities ranging from trips, meets, shows, runs, etc.

How do I join a chapter? 

Joining a chapter is easy, search Facebook for 4WDAA and just follow the link to the 4WDAA chapter facebook group or groups of your choice, answer the chapter member question(s), and members of the chapter admin team will consider your request to join, easy!

How much does it cost to join a Chapter? 

Joining a chapter is FREE, just like if you joined any other facebook group, but unlike other facebook groups, 4WDAA chapters are insured meaning group admins and moderators are covered for what is said on the media outlet, officials are covered for organising challenges, trips, meets, socials, fundraisers, etc, other volunteers are covered, financial members are covered and any agency requiring to be noted as an interested party is also covered.

How is a chapter formed? 

If you can't find a chapter in your local area from the list of chapters, all it takes is a request to 4WDAA management to form a new one.

How is a chapter managed? 

A chapter can be managed by a single person that is identified as a volunteer administrator to the parent club’s executive or as a volunteer sub committee to the parent club’s committee. A sub committee holds meetings independent of the 'parent’ club, whereas an administrator manages a chapter under the guidance of the parent clubs executive. 

What does being a chapter member offer? 

The club offers members the opportunity to get behind the wheel and out on the trails more often, to enjoy new areas and the opportunity to help others learn and gain more experience. To become a member is to become an active member of a respected national organisation, an advocate for the 4WD community and a mentor to young and new 4WDers. As a member, you can also use your time and talents to volunteer at events and help grow the 4WDAA family.

What are the benefits of free chapter membership? 

There are many reasons to become a chapter member. As a club chapter member you will be able to get behind the wheel and out on the trails more often, organise trips and challenges for fellow members, gain more skills and network with other members in your area and around the nation. Being part of a club chapter means you will never have to 4WD alone. 

What are the benefits of financial membership? 

  1. You will have all the privileges and responsibilities of an AMA and 4WDAA member and will receive advice and support from the 4WDAA and its partners;

Joining as a member of a 4WDAA chapter is as easy as nominating your “home club” when applying for AMA Membership. Depending which AMA club is the parent association, will determine whether a membership fee is also payable to the parent association.  

Any questions on any of the above, we’re just a phone call away - AMA Office T: 0476 783 090. We look forward to having you as part of the AMA family.

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The club is a volunteer association and as such has a commitment to support and encourage you in developing and contributing to the education of enthusiasts through training, programs, recreation and other associated activities.

All officials that volunteer for the club must complete the online officials training course(s) as endorsed by the AMA.

To become an Accredited Official to organise camping events, you will need to either:

  1. prove your past or current event organiser qualifications; or
  2. complete an education and training program to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to officiate with us.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH US

One of the Club's most valuable assets is a group of loyal and dedicated volunteers which make the Clubs activities and events happen. The three main areas of volunteering are campaigning, organising and promoting. The Volunteer Manual provides an overview of what you can expect when volunteering with the Club and answers some questions you may have before beginning volunteering with us.

Have a look at the information below and click on the links for further information or register your interest in getting involved by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to you being involved with us.

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING?

Flexible volunteering is about choosing to help other people by giving up your time, skills or expertise in a way that suits their lifestyle. There are many different types of volunteering activities and the different opportunities can involve people giving up several hours a week, or helping at one activity or event when it is convenient for the volunteer.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Every person's motivation to volunteer is different and there are a lot of reasons to make a contribution to your community's activities. People often volunteer because they will:

  1. make a difference

  2. gain a lot of satisfaction from helping others

  3. meet people and socialise

  4. develop existing and new skills

  5. give something back to their interest

Event Officials and Volunteers

All persons performing any work for the club or club chapter must agree to the terms and conditions of volunteering. Volunteering means contributing to the success of the club and in return you'll be covered with voluntary workers personal accident insurance to ensure you're not out of pocket if you get injured while volunteering with us. Please refer the Event Volunteers page for more information on volunteering with us.

All persons that  volunteer their time and organise working bees or social activities, supervise trips or referee challenges, must hold a current officials accreditation. Please refer the Event Officials page for more information on officials requirements.

On event day, all officials and other volunteers of a club or club chapter activity or event, must complete the Officials, Assistants & Other Volunteers Sign On Sheet

All persons performing any work for the club or club chapter must agree to the terms and conditions of volunteering. Volunteering means contributing to the success of the club and in return you'll be covered with voluntary workers personal accident insurance to ensure you're not out of pocket if you get injured while volunteering with us. Please refer the Event Volunteers page for more information on volunteering with us.

About the CTAA

The Camper Trailer Association of Australia (CTAA) is about bringing together camper trailer enthusiasts, dealers and manufacturers interested in protecting and expanding the outdoor camping lifestyle. From education and training to pleasure drives, touring trips, competitive challenges, charity events and keeping enthusiasts informed of threats to their right to camp in this beautiful country of ours.

When you associate with us, you add your voice to the many camper trailer owners fighting for the freedom to enjoy camping. Don’t wait until your favourite camping area is threatened! Take action today by teaming up with the CTAA and support the group dedicated to protecting your right to camp and helping you to get outdoors and camping more often.

The CTAA is a division of the Australian Motorist Association (AMA), a not for profit company belonging to the group of AMA clubs.

About the AMA Clubs

The Australian Motorist Association is part of the not for profit group of AMA clubs which also includes the Australian the Australian Motor Association and the Australian Motorcyclist Association (the AMA).

Membership to the AMA Clubs entitles members to the benefits offered by the AMA including the participation in any AMA sanctioned activity or event, organised by the AMA, their divisions, subsidiaries and chapters.

The Mission of the AMA in partnership with government, community, business and families is to reduce the risk of injury or death of Australian drivers and riders by providing opportunities for essential skills and knowledge to be learnt ‘off road’ to be better at driving and riding 'on road.' The Vision is to enhance road safety for Australians, through 'off road' driving and riding experience.

Growth in memberships has enabled the AMA to test funding models that could be used to acquire land and establish facilities in suitable localities throughout Australia to support the objects of the Association. It was decided that the co-operative model was the most appropriate legal model for this enterprise because it was capable of bringing in investment from AMA members and engaging the same community in its activities through active membership. 

About the AMA Coops

All AMA co-operatives (coops) are part of the not for profit group of AMA coops, which can each issue shares in order to finance the acquisition of land and associated infrastructure for living, camping, driving, riding and any associated activities.

Membership to the AMA Coops entitles members to purchase share(s) in a coop and share in the cost of buying land for the establishment of member owned Recreational Vehicle (RV) and Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Parks and Villages across Australia.

As described in the rules, the primary activity of an AMA RV Park, is to provide an area where people can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted 'campsites', whereas the primary activity of an AMA RV Village is to provide an area where people can live with their RV's and visitors can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted 'campsites'.

The primary activity of an AMA ORV Park, is to provide an area where camping and associated activities and driving and riding skills and knowledge can be learnt and practised ‘off road’, whereas the primary activity of an AMA ORV Village is to provide an area where people can live with their ORV's and visitors can camp overnight and participate in associated activities and learn skills and knowledge from practising driving and riding 'off road'.

Each AMA coop property is a home base for the AMA Charity.

About the AMA Charity

AMA Charity is the charitable arm of the Australian Motor Association (AMA). The AMA is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commissions and was established in 2020 by the driver and rider training profession as a means of enhancing road and waterway safety for Australians, through early and further driving and riding experience.

Quite simply, AMA Charity is about drive safe, ride safe

The Mission of AMA Charity is to reduce the risk of injury or death of Australian drivers and riders by providing opportunities for essential skills and knowledge to be learnt at a young age, to be safer at driving and riding at licence age. The AMA Charity achieves this aim by establishing facilities in suitable localities throughout Australia so driver and rider education opportunities may be provided through training, programs and other associated activities.

All fundraising activities of the 4WDAA and all 4WDAA chapters, support the Mission and Vision of AMA Charity

Membership is recommended but not required to participate in any social gatherings or pleasure drives/ recreation trips promoted by the 4WDAA or a 4WDAA chapter. However, financial membership is mandatory in challenge events, activities involving unregistered motor vehicles and any other form of competitive event promoted by the 4WDAA or a 4WDAA chapter.

Membership to the 4WDAA is achieved by purchasing a Solo or Family membership with AMA Clubs and by nominating the 4WDAA as the members "Home Club". This membership entitles the member to participate in any AMA sanctioned activity or event, promoted by the 4WDAA or a 4WDAA chapter, anywhere in Australia.

Having membership to the AMA Clubs makes participating in any 4WDAA or 4WDAA chapter activity or event easier and quicker at event registration. If you have current membership to AMA Clubs, you can just turn up, sign in and 4WD! If you're not a financial member, with the AMA Clubs you'll need to complete an AMA event registration form, read the terms and conditions, sign an indemnity agreement and do all that other annoying and time consuming stuff, every time you want to 4WD with us.

For membership options please visit the AMA Clubs membership website.

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