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Online Membership and Event Entries

Clubs across Australia have moved away from cash transactions and now accept online membership applications/renewals (payment by credit/debit card or Paypal). It reduces the workload for hard-working volunteers, improves accounting practices and provides the ultimate convenience for prospective and existing members.

Entry to tournaments are also only online.

To assist Clubs, ARCHERY SA has resources and training available:


Affiliation fees - effective since 1 July, 2016 (Clubs also charge a membership fee - view the relevant total fee via the membership portal - see "New Members JOIN" (at the very top of this page). Some Clubs may also charge (for new members) a Joining Fee - enquire with the Club about that. (Fees reviewed 14 September, 2017.)


Adult Minor Family   Adult Minor Family
 $52  $42 $104

Archery Australia  $90  $60 $180
Total $142 $102 $284
$132 $92
 Associate (non-shooting)

The process adopted by the Board in 2017 for any increase in membership fees is predicated on using the Adelaide: All Groups CPI (6401.0) as at 31 March.
Unless the CPI increase reaches a threshold of $2.00 against the Adult Metro membership fee, there won't be an increase, unless exceptional circumstances require it. (In any increase, all member types will change by the same $ amount.)

Current fee

CPI (March)

Review fee


$2 Threshold Reached – YES/NO

Approved Fee for the following year









Starting a Club

For anyone starting an archery Club, here are a few basics.

You need to create a Club Constitution and Rules and seek Incorporation. Incorporation is governed by the Associations Incorporation Act & Regulations. It will pay to download the latest copy of the Act and Regulations at the State legislation site:

Click here for Archery Australia's document (#1032) "Starting a New Club" It is a comprehensive document setting out the points to consider. Further resources are available from Archery Australia and contact ARCHERY SA for further assistance.

For any Club to be established and registered with ARCHERY SA, the proposed Club should submit a list of at least three of its adult members (Name, Gender, DoB and Address, including PostCode and e-mail address), together with a copy of its Constitution (or draft). If the Club is Incorporated, the details should also be advised. (Clubs are strongly encouraged to become Incorporated and, by virtue of the ARCHERY SA Constitution, are required to be Incorporated in order to remain affiliated.)

A template Constitution prepared for the Office of Recreation & Sport by lawyers to ensure it complies with SA legislation is available, along with plenty of other useful information at the ORS website - just CLICK HERE

You also must ensure you have "covered off" on the following:

Here's what is expected from new membership applicants (and renewing members)

And for visitors


For information about the Archery Australia's Insurance Policies, CLICK HERE.

Club Finances

Does your Club re-invent the wheel every time you elect a new Treasurer? Use a system which is FREE, can be easily backed up, is transferable to any computer (does not require a specific operating system) and is transparent and rigorous. It also provides consistent reporting, requiring little interpretation.

SourceForge's GnuCash is a personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a cheque book register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate and understandable reports.


  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
  • Reports, Graphs
  • QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
  • Scheduled Transactions
  • Financial Calculations


Clubs are expected to publicly report their financial position in a consistent manner and develop a Chart of Accounts that meets minimum standards. Not-For-Profit Charities are already required to do this.

A document has been produced which can assist Clubs in this regard. CLICK HERE and stay "ahead of the game". ARCHERY SA can arrange assistance to Clubs.

Our Community has a wealth of resources for Club Treasurers (and Clubs in general) - you are urged to make use of this free resource!

Records and Awards

Are you a Club Recorder? - here's some information from ARCHERY SA's Recorder -

Club Publicity Officers and Promoting Your Club

Got a good-news story to tell and you want to get that message to the archery community and beyond? Contact ARCHERY SA publicity.


Conducting an authorised archery activity and you need to provide a Certificate of Currency for insurance purposes?

  •  CLICK HERE to go to the Archery Australia website insurance page for the forms and other information.

Held an activity recently? ARCHERY SA wishes to collect data about how many people attend each Club, including spectators, at regular Club shoots, tournaments, coaching courses, demos, Come'N'Try sessions, etc. That data is now collected annually via a simple form provided to Clubs.

Want to hold an activity which can be used for ranking purposes for archers seeking to qualify for State Teams?

  • Simply register the activity as a Tournament or a QRE with Archery Australia (Please note: a tournament must comply with the definition of an Open Tournament; refer to the Archery Australia Shooting Rules)

 Does your Club want to host a competition on behalf of ARCHERY SA?






The scheme has been developed with Clubs and the promotion and development of archery in mind. If your Club believes it has a project that would help achieve that aim, you are urged to apply.

For the guidelines and more information please CLICK HERE. A simple application is to be forwarded to the ARCHERY SA Grants Committee - the application period opens each year on 1 November and closes on the following 30 June.

Club Grant Recipients:

 Barossa Archery Club
2014 Cressy Bowmen
2014  Victor Harbor Archery Club


Become a STARCLUBA STARCLUB encourages all members of the community to become involved with the club and provides a welcoming environment for everyone. A STARCLUB is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of their cultural background and ability, have equal access to sport and recreation opportunities. STARCLUBs also consider how off-field behaviour, such as social functions, can reflect this openness.

For a Club to become a STARCLUB (and achieve one of the desirable criteria for the State's sports funding programs) click on the STARCLUB logo to start the process.


V-Star Volunteer management toolVolunteers: Clubs have access to an online tool to help "Find Them, Keep Them, Back Them" - it is the V-Star volunteer management tool to help Clubs manage volunteers and provide for successful succession planning (click on the V-Star logo to take you to the volunteer management home page)

Inclusive Clubs - That's What We "Aim" To Be!


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