Membership

Membership of the Short Statured People of Australia (S.S.P.A.) is open to:

  • Short-statured people
  • Parents of short-statured people
  • Families
  • Interested members of the community in Australia and overseas.

Membership entitlements

Membership entitlements include:

  • Six issues of the S.S.P.A. Journal (either print or electronic version) per year.
  • Travel subsidies for short-statured people to attend the annual National Conventions.
  • Discounts on National Convention registration fees
  • Access to the S.S.P.A. Library.
  • Access to the Careers and Vocational Guidance Fund: The SSPA’s Careers & Vocational Guidance Fund was established to assist people of short stature, whether it be in education, their careers or personal circumstances.  Assistance is given at the discretion of the trustees.
  • Advice and expertise from medical specialists and geneticists on the Professional Advisory Board.
  • Opportunities to attend Short Stature symposiums.
  • Opportunities to participate in competitive sporting opportunities with those of a similar stature.

Membership classifications and annual fees

Membership classifications and annual fees are as follows:

Subscription Annual
Short-statured Person:
Short-statured person(s) aged 18 years and over.
$40 (Aust.)
Parent/Guardian Member:
One parent or guardian of a short-statured person under 18 years of age, and short-statured dependant students [membership includes the short-statured person(s)]
$40 (Aust.)
Family Membership:
Both parents or guardians of a short-statured person under 18 years of age and short-statured dependant students [including the short-statured person(s), and dependant sibling(s)].
$70 (Aust.)
Associate Member:
Any interested natural person who does not come under any of the previous categories above.
$40 (Aust.)
Corporate Member:
$40 (Aust.)
International Member:
Short-statured person(s) aged 18 years and over from overseas countries.
$40 (Aust.)
Life Member:
Any S.S.P.A. member who has made a significant contribution to the Association over a sustained period of 20 years or more can be nominated for life membership.
No fee

 Please note: A discount of 10% applies to a new member in any of the membership classifications for the first year.

2014/2015 SSPA membership forms

To join, simply complete the 2014/2015 SSPA membership form (see below):

 Click here to download the 2014/2015 SSPA membership form

Complete the form and print; then send the form with your cheque, money order or postal note payable to ‘S.S.P.A.’ to:

Honorary Treasurer,
Short Statured People of Australia Inc.
Unit 112. Koorootong Court
183 Osborne Drive
Mount Martha, Vic., 3934
AUSTRALIA

Or

Email to: [email protected] and deposit your subscription fee into the SSPA Account via the following bank details (please ensure you put a reference to your name when making your deposit):

Account name: Short Statured People of Australia Inc.
BSB: 062 246
Acc no: 0080 0218

For any general membership enquiries, contact the SSPA Membership Secretary at: [email protected]

 

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