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.

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

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

$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.

$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.

N.B. Australian applicants pay the aforementioned fees in Australian dollars $AU and New Zealand applicants pay the aforementioned fees in New Zealand dollars $NZ.

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, 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. NOTE – we are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with PayPal, please contact the Treasurer if you need to pay using this method.

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  OR  OMAA membership renewal form