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Becoming a member of Sport Climbing Australia gives you access to many services. It is also the best way to support the sport you love and contribute to the continuing development and improvement of climbing.

All memberships are delivered by Sport Climbing Australia, the Australian national body. 

By selecting a membership, you’ll automatically become a member of Sport Climbing Australia as well as a member of the branch of the SCA in your state of residence.

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Membership Benefits:

Climbing members:

  • Have the right to receive notice, attend, and vote at their Member State Annual General Meetings
  • Are bound but also protected by all Rules, Policies and regulations of Sport Climbing Australia and the Member State they hold membership with
  • Access to all SCA activities organised by their State of affiliation and all other states
  • Participate in State competitions in their State of affiliation, all other states and National level competitions
  • Receive and Maintain any type of official SCA State Level certifications
  • Receive official state communication from their member state and national communications
  • Be a route setter or head route setter at official State and National Level Competitions
  • Be a Jury President or Head Judge at official State and National Level Competitions
  • Offers eligibility to become part of the Australian Climbing Team (see selection criteria for details)
  • Offers eligibility to purchase an International License with the IFSC

You will support:

  • The actions of your state committee (regional events, state team, seminars...)
  • The running of national events
  • Development of the sport at a state, national and international level
  • Australian Youth and Adult teams that represent your country at international events
  • Development and support of coaches, route setters and other officials
  • Growth of indoor competition and other climbing events within Australia
  • The development of standards and certification for better instructions and a higher standard of safety

What are the membership fees used for:

  • Contribution to state committees (50% of state membership)
  • IFSC Annual Fee
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Provision of officials to state and national events where required
  • Professional development opportunities for climbing industry professionals
  • Support of Australian Team trips
  • Coaching support for National Team
  • Website Support fees
  • Contributions to Australian Team members
  • SCA Promotion
  • Drug Testing
  • Other projects

Types of membership

National Member:  National Membership includes the state membership: allows participation in all SCA events around Australia. National membership is necessary to participate in National, Continental and International SCA and IFSC events and to participate in National training camps. National members have full voting rights if aged over 15.

State Member: Gives you access to State and Regional events conducted by the SCA State body in the state of your selected membership. State members have full voting rights if aged over 15.

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Account and email Address

Each membership account needs to be set up with a different email as it will be your login. For parents who are members and want their children to also become members, if their children do NOT have their own email address you have the following options:

- use another email

- create a new email (you can forward all emails to your usual email address if you do not wish to use the new one on a regular basis)

- use email aliases -> as an example in google mail:

  • Parent email address (for John Smith) : john@gmail.com
  • Child email address to use when joining (for Jane Smith): john+jane@gmail.com
  • gmail will automatically send all emails to john@gmail.com

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In the spirit of reconciliation, SCA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

SCA is an organisation that proudly celebrates diversity, inclusion, and pride in Australian Climbing.

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