Join Gliding Australia – Membership

You can join up as a member of Gliding Australia using our Membership management system, Go Membership.

You MUST already be a member of a Gliding Club in order to be a Flying Member of Gliding Australia. This is a requirement of our Articles of Association. In the application form you will be asked to state the club that you belong to.

A full list of membership categories and fees can be found in our documents library.

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Medical Requirements

In order to fly a glider, you must have a certain level of medical fitness, and you will be asked to say what that status is. There are three options:

  • Hold a valid CASA Medical Certificate;
  • Be assessed by a GP against the medical standards for the issue of a private motor vehicle driver’s licence; or
  • Complete a self-declaration that you are fit to fly a glider

A Medical Declaration Form – Pilot can be found in the Operations Forms section of the Document Library. If you are making a self-declaration, then we don’t need a separate form.

One of the first two options is necessary if you are an Instructor, a Charter pilot, or suffer from certain medical conditions listed in Section 3.2.2(d) of the GFA Operational Regulations. Please note that you MUST provide the GFA with a copy of your medical documents – this can be done either by uploading the scanned documents using the File Upload button in the online renewal form, or by emailing the documents to returns@glidingaustralia.org.

Members who are under 18 years MUST have medical documents signed by a parent or guardian.

A Medical Practitioner’s Certificate can be found in the Operations Forms section of the Document Library by clicking the link.


While filling in the membership form you will be able to purchase your membership online, by credit card (Mastercard or Visa only), or bank transfer. Please be aware that the GFA does NOT keep your credit card details when you purchase online. You are transferred to a commercial Payment Gateway over an encrypted link, so your details are secure even from us!

If you pay by credit card, you will have the benefit of immediate membership, while for other options you will not be a member until we receive your payment into our bank. When you pay online, you will receive a receipt by email, and this receipt can be used as proof of membership while we process your membership and send you a membership card.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office.

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