What are the benefits of membership?

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  1. Unlimited entry to Churchill Island during operating hours plus discount for special events.
  2. 25% off entry fees to Phillip Island Nature Parks attractions.
  3. 20% off purchases in Phillip Island Nature Parks Gift Shops.
  4. 10% off cafes – Churchill Island, Penguin Parade & Koala Conservation Centre only (excluding liquor).
  5. Regular issues of the FOCIS Newsletter which will be sent to you by email or post.
  6. Access to the full range of Web Site facilities including the most recent edition of the FOCIS Newsletter which is available for online viewing and download.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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How much does membership cost?

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Subscription Rates
(when paying by cheque or money order)

Subscription Rates
(when paying online)

  • FAMILY: $25.00 (2 adults & any number of children under 15) (Please indicate number of children in your application.)
  • ADULT (per person): $15.00
  • CONCESSION (per person): $10.00 (This category includes Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Full-time Students and Apprentices.)
  • FAMILY: $26.00 (2 adults & any number of children under 15) (Please indicate number of children in your application.)
  • ADULT (per person): $15.70
  • CONCESSION (per person): $10.55 (This category includes Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Full-time Students and Apprentices.)

Please note that the subscription rates quoted above for paying online are slightly higher than the rates quoted for payment by cheque or money order. This is to help cover the Society’s costs for the merchant fee that is charged for each online transaction.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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What is the membership period?

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  • The membership year for the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. is for 12 months from 1 July to 30 June.
  • If you join during the first 9 months of the membership year, i.e. between 1 July and 31 March, your membership term starts as at 1 July of that membership year.
  • If you join during the last 3 months of the membership year, i.e. between 1 April and 30 June, your membership term starts as at 1 July of the next membership year.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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When does my membership expire?

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  • Your membership of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. expires at the end of the membership year, i.e. on 30 June.
  • If you renew your membership before 30 June, your new membership period starts on 1 July.
  • If you have not renewed your membership by 30 June, your membership becomes Overdue and you will have a 3-month period of grace, i.e. from 1 July to 30 September, where you will still receive the benefits of membership including receiving the FOCIS newsletter.
  • If you renew your membership during this period, i.e. by 30 September, your new membership period will start from 1 July.
  • If you have not renewed your membership by 30 September, your membership becomes Lapsed and you will no longer receive any benefits of membership.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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If I join part way through the membership term, do I have to pay the full amount?

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Yes.  If you join the Friends of Churchill Island Society part way through the membership year, you need to pay the full subscription.

However, if you join during the last 3 months of the membership year, you membership will start from the 1st of July that year.

  • The membership year for the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. is for 12 months from 1 July to 30 June.
  • If you join during the first 9 months of the membership year, i.e. between 1 July and 31 March, your membership term starts as at 1 July of that membership year.
  • If you join during the last 3 months of the membership year, i.e. between 1 April and 30 June, your membership term starts as at 1 July of the next membership year.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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How do I apply for membership?

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There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc.

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by cheque or money order.

These options are available here: https://focis.org.au/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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Do I need to login to the web site to apply for membership?

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No.  There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to submit a membership application or renewal.

There are two ways you can pay for your membership application/renewal:

  1. Pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Pay by cheque or money order.

In either case, there is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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Now that I’ve applied for membership, when will I get my membership card?

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Once you have submitted your application for membership of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc., your membership card(s) will normally be sent to you at your nominated postal address the week after the Membership Secretary receives your payment.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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How do I renew my membership?

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There are two ways you can renew your membership of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc.

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by cheque or money order.

These options are available here: https://focis.org.au/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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Do I need to login to the web site to renew my membership?

Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. > Membership

No.  There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to submit a membership application or renewal.

There are two ways you can pay for your membership application/renewal:

  1. Pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Pay by cheque or money order.

In either case, there is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password.

If you have any questions about membership of the Society, you can contact the Membership Secretary here: Contact the Membership Secretary

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