Joining BDAG (membership)

Read About Us for info on class location.
See information on BDAG Training Classes and the New Member FAQs.

If you are already a member of BDAG, please see the Current BDAG Members page for class information and block forms.

Becoming a member

An application form needs to be completed and fees paid to be considered for membership.

The Club has the right to refuse membership application.
Members are taken on a first-come basis.

To apply

  1. Download the following forms:
    BDAG New Member Form
    [last updated 29 August 2019] and
    BDAG Client Profile [last updated 27 August 2019]
    Note – each form is in PDF format, and will open in a new page.
  2. Save the forms locally on your computer. If you do not save the form you may lose your responses!
  3. Fill in the forms.
  4. Pay the fees* as detailed on the ‘Join BDAG’ form.
  5. Email the completed files and information about payment to

* If your application is not successful, your fee payments will be refunded.

Membership fees:

NOTE! Membership fees are changing in 2020.
New annual membership fees apply to all membership payments made from 1 September 2019, noting that membership for those who join in the last quarter of 2019 extends to 31 January 2021 (that is, five terms).
See our News page for more information about the changes.

Up to 1 September 2019, there are three types of fees:

Joining fee (one-off). $25
Membership fee (yearly) $20 (Single) or $30 (Family)
Block fee (quarterly) $25 per block per dog

Yearly membership is from 1 February to 31 January the following year.
‘Family’ means persons living at the same address.

Term fee: The year is divided into 4 blocks of 8 weeks. Each term corresponds (approximately) to a Victorian school term. There is no training during school holidays. We break for school holidays to give the instructors a rest and family time.

You can attend as many terms in a year as you wish (up to the maximum of 4 terms).
Existing members will be emailed information about classes and fees before each new training block. You then have the choice as to whether you want to attend for that block or not.

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