Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy

AABAT Individual Membership Application

About membership:

AABAT is building an increasing presence in Australia and internationally as an organisation that brings knowledge and resources together for practitioners and organisations that have an interest in using outdoor places for therapeutic ends. We are a member driven organisation with no paid staff. In becoming a member, you are offering support for the current purposerolesintended actionsethical principles and activities of the association. Via your membership, we invite you to contribute your expertise to the ongoing evolution of AABAT and the field of Bush Adventure Therapy. Your fees go towards our annual costs of insurance and basic administrational costs. Follow these links to view the AABAT constitution or governance rules.

Membership Fee Structure

  • Membership runs for one year from the date of membership confirmation and is payable in advance.
  • Individual membership fee $40.00 pa + GST
  • Individual student membership fee $20.00 pa + GST (full time student only and proof of student status for the duration of membership is required)
  • Organisational membership fee $120.00 pa + GST (if more than three named representatives required, additional names are at 50% of the individual member rate)

Member Benefits

The vast majority of work undertaken by AABAT is done on a voluntary basis. The minimal annual fee structure is an important contribution towards achieving the intended actions.

Individual, student and named organisational member benefits

  • Discounted rates to the AABAT annual forum, networking events, professional development and training
  • Licence to use AABAT Logo to demonstrate associated status as a individual member
  • Access to support, expertise and resources through your regional representative
  • Access to an online practitioner networking directory
  • Take a role in shaping the direction of the BAT field through voting rites to elect regional representatives and eligibility to apply to sit as a committee member
  • Invitation to be involved in AABAT research, projects, working parties
  • Contribute to E-news to promote events, promote training, promote job opportunities

Organisational member benefits (in addition to individual membership)

  • Name up to three representatives of the organisation who can access individual member benefits
  • Licence to use AABAT Logo to demonstrate associated status as a organisational member
  • Organisational listing on AABAT website
  • Link from AABAT website to member organisation website
  • Free advertising in AABAT enews reaching practitioners in Australia and internationally

Application Process

Once you have filled in the application form below, your membership application will be forwarded to the AABAT Committee for approval. This is in line with our organisations governance rules. The Committee sits once every two months. While it is rare that individuals or organisations are refused membership, we do reserve that right and would discuss this with you at the earliest possibility. If in the event that membership is not accepted, we would refund full payment to you. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to get in touch.


Individual Membership Application or Renewal Form

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Please enter a Username to create an account. If you already have an account please login before completing this form.

It is now required that you create a user account while joining as a member. If you have previously registered for an event please use the same email address you have used previously so that our system matches the contacts. If you cant use the same email address, send us a quick note once you have signed up ([email protected]) to let us know yout previous email address and we can merge the contacts.

When you are creating a user name, please only use lower case letters, hyphens or underscores.

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Do you agree to have your name, email address and region (state/ territory) listed in our members only section of the website?

Do you agree to have your name and state/ territory listed on a publicly viewable page on the AABAT website?

By selecting 'yes' here, as a new or renewing member, you acknowledge you have made yourself aware of our intended actions and ethical principles as far as they are developed at present and agree to act in accordance with them?

AABAT Inc. intend to promote safe and effective use of Bush Adventure Therapy and related approaches. We are working towards providing a framework for accreditation for this field of practice. At this point we ask members to opperate in line with our 'intended actions' and 'ethical principles'.
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