Membership

Membership begins 1st August every year

Membership benefits

  • Connect with Short Statured People & Parents from around Australia.
  • Receive advice & support from other members
  • Four issues of the National SSPA Journal (either print or electronic version) per year.
  • Travel subsidies for short-statured people to attend the annual National Conventions (when funds are available).
  • Discounts on National Convention registration fees
  • Access to the SSPA 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.
  • Access to the expertise of medical specialists and geneticists on the SSPA Professional Advisory Board.
  • Opportunities to attend Short Stature symposiums.
  • Opportunities to participate in competitive sporting opportunities with those of a similar stature

To become a member of the SSPA or to renew your membership for 2017/18, the following link will take you to our online membership form:

SSPA Membership Form

Membership of the SSPA is open to people of short stature, their family & friends or indeed anyone with a genuine interest in short stature.

Details of our current membership categories are as follows:

  • SSI (Short Statured Individual) – Any person of short stature over the age of 18. Entitled to one vote.
  • P/G (Parent Guardian) – a parent/guardian of a person of short stature who is under 18, or a dependant student under 25. Entitled to one vote.
  • Family membership – two parent/guardians of a person of short stature who is under 18, or a dependant student under 25. Entitled to two votes.
  • Associate membership – any interested person who has a relative or friend of short stature or who has a valid interest in short stature. Entitled to one vote.
  • Corporate membership – not entitled to vote.
  • Life membership – awarded to a long serving member of the SSPA . Determined by the membership. Entitled to one vote.

As of 1st August 2017 members may take advantage of advanced payment memberships of 3 or 5 years. See the table of fees below:

Fees

SSPA Membership form

To join, complete and submit the SSPA Membership form by clicking on the link below:

SSPA Membership Form

Once you have submitted the membership form online, payment may be made in one of the following ways:

CASH/CHEQUE:

Please make cheques payable to “SSPA” and mail to:

Honorary Treasurer,
Short Statured People of Australia Inc.
Unit 112/183 Osborne Drive
Mount Martha VIC 3934

 

DIRECT CREDIT:

Please make payment to our account, details shown below by using your internet banking or by visiting a branch:
CBA (Commonwealth) a/c in name of SHORT STATURED PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA INC.
BSB: 062 246
ACC No.: 00800218
NB: When making payment, kindly indicate your last name and the type of membership, e.g. BROWN parent guardian.

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