MEMBERSHIPCAV Members come from many countries and from all walks of life
Types of Membership
An Australian citizen or permanent resident who is 18 years or older, and is/identifies as being of Chinese ethnicity may apply to be an Ordinary Member. The spouse and children under 18 years old of the applicant may also be included.
Any member of the Association shall be eligible to be a Life member upon payment in advance of the life membership fee or such payments prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
An Australian citizen or permanent resident who is 18 years or older, who is not of Chinese ethnicity may apply to be an Associate Member. The spouse and children under 18 years old of the applicant may also be included.
In recognition of their contribution, all the earlier members who provided the 15 year interest free loans to the Association were conferred the status of “Foundation” members.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member?
You can be a CAV member by joining a subgroup activity. If you need an introduction to a subgroup, send us a message. You can also join by introduction from one of our CAV members.
What are the benefits of CAV membership?
As a member of CAV, you will enjoy all our activities at members’ low rates. Firstly, the CAV subgroups provide interesting and weekly activities depending on your interests. Secondly, CAV organises a large number of cultural functions and get-togethers throughout the year for you to meet and network with like-minded people. You will also receive frequent newsletter updates throughout the year and participate in our cultural events held at the center.
I am not of Chinese origin, but would like to join in one of your subgroup activities, am I eligible to join?
Absolutely, you can still join as an Associate member and participate in all activies while enjoying the same low fees as all our CAV members. However as an Associate member, you cannot be in our Executive or subgroup committees and cannot vote in any committee group decision.
Who is eligible to join CAV?
An Australian citizen or permanent resident who is, and identifies as being of, Chinese ethnicity 18 years old or above, may apply to be an Ordinary Member. Any other person aged 18 years old or above may apply as an Associate Member. The spouse and children under 18 years old of the applicant as included in this application form will be considered for admission as members in their respective categories of membership. Please refer to our membership application form for more information.
I am single, what age group am I eligible to join? ?
You can join in any of our activities (other than the CAV school) if you are over 18 years of age.
My children go to the CAV school, can I participate in CAV group activities or do I have to pay separate membership to join?
CAV membership is already included in the School fees so you can already join any CAV activities or subgroup activities by paying the applicable subgroup fees.