Like every other volunteer organisation, ACREM relies very heavily on volunteers to continue and expand its services. ACREM has the following categories of membership available. Concession membership is available to anyone that receives a pension or similar payment, the unemployed, and full time students. Any member that is unable to pay the fee in full can request for payment options which will allow them to pay by installments, or simply defer payment for a short time. If you need this option simply let us know after you have lodged your application and it has been accepted.
Monitors form the operational section of our organisation. They are trained in aspects of radiocommunications procedure and emergency monitoring techniques, working with the public, OH&S, and other subjects. Monitors must have their own CB equipment (minimum UHF CB) set up as a base station, although if you are in the process of obtaining this equipment, or have another monitoring station close by that you can use, you can join (please note, a UHF hand-held radio is not considered suitable as a primary monitoring station.) Monitors must be at least 16 years of age, and a minimum of 18 years of age to progress past the rank of Trainee Monitor. Recognition of prior learning or experience is available. Monitors are also expected to participate in Field Operations when these are necessary, such as safety communications for sporting events or support services for other groups, car parking or traffic control for events, unless the Monitor is unable to perform these duties for some reason (e.g. physical disability, etc.) Note that these Field Operations do NOT form the major role of a Monitor!
Full: $12 per year.
Concession: $6 per year.
Joining Fee: $5 one off fee.
Family: Spouse or immediate family of existing members: 50% discount off relevant fee + no joining fee.
Associate Membership is a non-operational form of membership for those that would like to help support ACREM but that may not be in a position to play any active role. Associate Members may help out at publicity events or at field operations in a non-operational capacity (e.g. refreshments, etc.), and they may serve on any committee in any position except a Controller, Commissioner, etc. Minimum age is 16 years*.
Full: $6 per year.
Concession: $3 per year.
Joining Fee: No joining fee.
Family: Spouse or immediate family of existing members: $4 (full) or $2 (concession).
If you would like to join ACREM then why not lodge your application online! Click Here to go to the ACREM Online Application. If you prefer a paper application form then you can download one here: Application Form (194 downloads)
In the interests of member welfare ACREM has instigated a volunteer Chaplaincy Service programme. Following major incidents or during periods of personal crisis members often find it beneficial to talk with a member of the Clergy, or a religious leader from their chosen faith. ACREM seeks to endorse and appoint suitably qualified religious leaders from various religions to the positions of Chaplain in order to offer members, and their families, access to these services at any time.
ACREM is a non-religious organisation and so we seek to appoint as Chaplains persons from any and all religions, where possible. Generally those trained and qualified as a Chaplain will be willing to act as a “multi-faith” Chaplain, not pushing their own faith upon anyone, however some people may prefer to speak with a Chaplain from their own faith and so ACREM will be looking to appoint Chaplains from each of the major faith groups.
If you would like more information about the Chaplaincy Service then please Contact Us. If you are a religious leader of any religion or faith, or a qualified and endorsed Chaplain, and you would like to volunteer to act as a Chaplain, you can download a copy of our Application for Endorsement as a Chaplain (166 downloads)