Categories of Membership & Fees Payable
|Type of Membership
1 VCA member
2 VCA members
|For Siberian Husky owners:
||A person sixteen (16) years or older, who currently owns a Siberian Husky
||Any two people, ordinarily entitled to Single membership, who are of the one family resident at the same address, or two people who are partners in the conduct of a kennel having the same prefix in their joint names registered with the VCA (or equivalent Canine governing body for interstate/overseas members)
||Not more than two people ordinarily entitled to Single membership, plus one or more persons ordinarily entitled to Junior membership, or being dependent full-time students 16-24 years old, who ordinarily reside in the same household
||A person under the age of sixteen (16) years. Junior members are not entitled to hold office and have no voting rights
|For people who do not own a Siberian Husky:
||A person who does not own a Siberian Husky can only apply for and be granted Associate Membership. Associate members are not entitled to hold office and have no voting rights
||Associate membership for two people, who are of the one family resident at the same address, or two people who are partners in the conduct of a kennel having the same prefix in their joint names registered with the VCA
||Associate membership for up to two adults plus one or more dependent children under the age of sixteen (16) years (or up to 24 years for full-time dependent students), who ordinarily reside in the same household
||Subscription to Pawprints newsletter only. This does not confer any other benefits of membership. Note that newsletter subscription is included as a part of all other membership classes
Fees quoted include any applicable joining fees. Note that payments made by credit card
attract a small surcharge.
Conditions of Membership
- All members agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Victorian
Canine Association (or State body in their state of residence) and the Constitution,
By-Laws and Code of Ethics of the S.H.C.V. inc
- The membership year is 1st January - 31st December.
- Pro-rata fees are not accepted for a partial year, however, new members
joining after 1st October are financial for the following year also.
- Membership renewal must be received before 1st Feb for continuity of membership
and to retain voting & nomination rights
Frequently Asked Questions about Membership
- Why do I have to pay a higher fee if I am not a VCA member?
- From 2005, the VCA is charging all affiliate clubs a fee of
for all members who are not also members of the VCA. This is to fund the increased
cost of providing Public Liability and Accident insurance coverage to members of affiliate
clubs. The SHCV Inc. is recovering the cost of this levy by passing the cost directly on
to the affected members.
- Why don't VCA members also have to pay an insurance levy?
- Insurance coverage for VCA members is paid for directly through
their VCA member fees.
- Why do I have to quote my VCA number on the SHCV membership application form?
- To provide us with proof that your are a VCA member and so that
we can keep accurate records regarding our payment of the insurance levy to
- I have three people who are 16 or older living in my household. Are we eligible
for a Family membership?
- Starting from 2012, full-time dependent students up to the age of 24 and still living
at the family home are now covered by a Family membership.
- Why do credit card payments attract a surcharge?
- This surcharge is charged to us as a bank fee and we are seeking
to recover this cost directly.
- Can I pay a reduced fee if I first join part way through a year?
- No. Pro-rata fees are not accepted. However, new members joining
after 1st October are financial for the following year also.
- When do I have to pay my membership renewal?
- A renewal notice is sent to members with the October edition
of Pawprints magazine. Membership renewal fees are due by 31st December, although
an allowance is made for late payment up until the end of January.
- What if I haven't paid my renewal fees by end January?
- Your membership will no longer be considered continuous. If
you choose to renew after this time, you will have to pay another Joining Fee
(although the Club may choose to waive this fee at its sole discretion). Furthermore,
you will no longer be eligible to vote or nominate at Committee elections.
- Am I eligible to vote or nominate for Committee?
- Voting rights are available to Single, Dual, and the adults
of a Family membership, but not to Associate or Junior members or children.
Note that to vote or nominate at Committee elections you must have been a continuous
financial member for at least three months of the preceeding year and up until
the time of the election.