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How do I join?

* Important changes for memberships after 2015 *

ANU Sport has moved to a rolling membership format: memberships no longer expire on the last day of February, but 365 days after purchase. Since ANU Sport membership (which provides insurance coverage and club funding, among other benefits) is a condition of club membership, the Club has also switched to a rolling Club membership. Your Club membership will now expire 365 days after the date of purchase, or when your ANU Sport Membership or ANU student status expires, whichever occurs first.

We now require receipts for both ANU Sport and Club payments for our forms, and student enrolment termination dates (or at least anticipated dates), in order to flag when memberships are nearing expiry. More detail may be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

ANU Scuba Club membership

From the 1st of January 2019, ANUSC membership costs:

Club (and SRA) memberships can be purchased via the SRA online membership system at this link: Please note that only the student membership and SRA membership signups are visible at this initial stage.

If you have salary deducted, honorary lifetime or VCAM SRA memberships, you will need to contact the committee to sign up directly with us.

Since the 1st of January 2019, the SRA membership ($120) is included in the non-student SCUBA membership.

If you are an existing (or recently-lapsed) SRA member, instructions to login are to initially use these login details:
Username:          *Your email linked to your SRA membership*
Password:          Welcome1
This is a password-reset system and you will immediately receive an email/SMS with a code to use to set a proper login password.

Enquiries and updates regarding online memberships should be directed to the SRA Membership Services Coordinator at 6125 7781 or

We can also sign you up at the Club stall during Market Day (around 15 February each year).

*Note that it is no longer possible to sign up in person at the ANU Sport reception desk*

Benefits of membership
Access to cheap, high quality diving! The Club coordinates inexpensive trips to some of the best dive locations in NSW and beyond, has cheap gear hire and two beautiful boats to take you to some excellent dive sites.It's a great opportunity to expand your diving skills and skills allied to diving, such as learning to drive a boat, anchoring and more. Full-time students also get free gear hire for club trips and other discounts. Costs for gear-hire and trips can be found on our website, and are also presented in this 2-page pdf which has been drafted as a concise guide for new members: ‘ANU Scuba Club in a Nutshell'.

Conditions of membership #1: ANU Sport Association membership

To join and remain a member of the ANU SCUBA Club you must pay an annual Club fee and maintain current membership of ANU Sport.
ANU students already meet this criterion: you have ANU Sport membership through the Services and Amenities fee (unless you opted out). You can skip to the next section! 

For all others, ANU Sport membership is included in the Club membership fee ($195).

Either way, you'll need to check your eligibility and supply the relevant documentation before you sign up. This will depend on which membership category you're eligible for. If you don't qualify for Full membership, please contact the ANUSC Committee to discuss registration as an Associate/SCAM member (more details at the bottom of this page). Exchange students are not generally ANU Sport members and need to join ANU Sport separately as Associate Members. Academic visitors to the University are also obliged to join ANU Sport before they can make use of Club facilities and services.

Conditions of membership #2: Certification

You must also hold a valid Open Water certification (any agency), or be able to prove to the satisfaction of the Committee that you are a safe and competent diver. If you do not have an Open Water certificate we have information on learning to dive available. The south coast is a great place to learn to dive!

Condition of membership #3: Club membership

Complete all fields, supply all required documentation, submit your form and pay the Club fee! More details on Club membership are at the top of this page.

Membership FAQs

What happens if my student enrolment status ends a few months into my Club membership?

Your club membership will not be valid unless you maintain ANU Sport membership, so you'll have to join ANU Sport as a non-student member, and supply proof of ANU Sport membership to the Committee, in order to continue diving with the Club. Your membership fee will remain at $50 for the year, but the following year you'll be charged as a non-student (if you wish to renew, and you remain a non-student).

Are half-year memberships offered?

The ANU doesn't offer a half year ANU Sport membership, and the Club has rarely offered these in the past. Variation to Club membership may be put to the Committee and offered only at the discretion of the Committee.

So, if I sign up for ANU Sport a month before I get around to signing up for the Club, will my Club membership be invalid after 11 months (instead of 12?)

Yes, if your ANU Sport membership lapses 11 months after you've purchased your Club membership and is not renewed, you will drop off the member list. It's easiest for everyone (and you get the most use of your memberships) if you can pay for both on the same date.

What if I'm an ANU Staff member and I pay for my ANU Sport membership with fortnightly salary deduction?

In this case, you only need to check the box that your membership is by fortnightly deduction. You also need to inform the Committee if you change this, or if your employment with the ANU ceases during the term of your Club membership.

Can I sign up for the Club and ANU Sport at any time of year?

Yes, you may sign up any time that suits you and receive 12 months of membership. If you sign up outside the usual recruiting time (February), processing of your application might occur faster if you can let the Secretary know when you've signed up, so that he/she knows to visit ANU Sport and collect your form.

What are the different ANU Sport categories?

I'm not sure if I'm eligible for a full membership/if my dive qualifications are equivalent to an 'Open Water' certification.

Contact the ANUSC Committee! They'll be able to advise you.