Membership

Why become a member of OMAA?

– Networking meetings wherever members choose to gather, for face-to-face professional support and discussion.

– Access to the members only blog which includes weekly updates from around the globe, and articles ranging from current professional practice issues, new mobility aids, conferences and member activities.

– Support this website which contains links and resources specific to our region.

– Representation of the O&M profession to students, community and government groups regarding issues affecting orientation and mobility services and consumers.

– Professional development opportunities.

– Providing a forum for participation in the growth of the O&M profession in our region.

Membership categories

Anyone can join OMAA. You do not need to be an O&M Specialist. We would love you to be part of building our association and the O&M profession in Australasia and believe if you have any interest in O&M services then you will benefit from membership.

AU$125 Ordinary Member 2 years or AU$75 Ordinary Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s professional and training requirements for Orientation and Mobility Specialists incl. Dog Guide Instructors

AU$40 Associate Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s professional and training requirements for Allied Orientation and Mobility Practitioners; e.g. Dog Guide Trainers and O&M Assistants.

AU$20 Affiliate Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s criteria for having an affiliated interest in Orientation and Mobility, e.g. students in the field, allied professionals, co-workers, consumers, parents etc.

How to become a member

Please complete the form below if you wish to apply for or renew your membership of the Orientation and Mobility Association of Australasia (OMAA). By submitting this form you:

  • are confirming the details contained on the form to be true and correct;
  • duly agree to be bound by the OMAA Code of Ethics and OMAA Constitution
  • commit to making full payment of the relevant fee (details below).

Direct Deposit (preferred payment option) please include your name in the payment description
Bank: Westpac
BSB: 033 091
Account Number: 205992
Account Name: Orientation & Mobility Association Australasia Inc.

Please make cheques/money orders payable to OMAA Inc. and post to:
Karen Carrigan (OMAA Treasurer), Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, PO Box 1965, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059 AUSTRALIA

Payment via PayPal is only available to applicants not residing in Australia. If using PayPal, sign-in then select “Pay for goods or services”, use the email kcarrigan@guidedogs.com.au and include your name in the Special Instructions box. Please be aware you may be charged a fee.

Memberships are valid from the time you join. You will be sent a renewal notice before your membership expires.

Join or renew your membership by completing the OMAA-new-membership-form-2016 or OMAA-Membership-Renewal-Form-2016