About Membership with AONSW

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Becoming a member of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW is one of the best ways to engage with our organisation. This involves payment of a modest annual membership fee which not only helps us to develop and deliver our services as we work towards our vision of Freedom from Arthritis, but also provides you with a number of unique member-only benefits which will keep you informed and potentially save you considerable money, such as:

MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

All membership packages are for 12-months, effective from the date of purchase.

  • Adult: $49.50
  • Adult Concession / Student: $27.50
  • Family: $60.50
  • Family Concession: $44.00

Please see footnotes for qualifying criteria and previous name references.

If you have any questions in regards to these membership packages, please call us on 02 9857 3300 or email us.

BECOME A MEMBER

You can register online by clicking on the ‘Become a member now button below, or you can call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details and one of our staff will assist you.

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ARTHRITIS NSW GIFT MEMBERSHIP

If someone you care about is living with arthritis, why not show you care with a Gift Membership to Arthritis NSW. Call us on 02 9857 3300 or click here to download the form, complete it and post back to us.

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY

Members of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW (AONSW) come from all walks of life, but they all belong to a unique community of nearly 3,000 people who, through our networks and service offerings, are given the opportunity to support each other and share their experiences.

OUR MEMBERSHIP PROMISE

The three pillars of our membership program – Understanding | Support | Community – underpin the planning and delivery of our membership services as we work towards our organisation’s vision of Freedom from Arthritis.

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WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
UNDERSTANING | SUPPORT | COMMUNITY

✔ Be Heard

We have a strong, powerful voice speaking up on issues that are important to you, to key decision makers in government. We are pushing for change that our community wants to see.

Arthritis Infoline

Our Arthritis Infoline (toll-free 1800 011 041) gives people with arthritis and/or osteoporosis and their carers the chance to talk to a health professional about any concerns or enquiries regarding their condition.
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✔ Be Informed

We provide information and support resources to help you better manage your condition.

Webinars and Workshops

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW conducts various webinars and workshops during the year involving a range of different medical, nursing and allied health staff. The aim of these programs is to communicate the importance of early prevention and self-management techniques. Members receive a 40% discount on our webinars.

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✔ Be Supported 

We provide the opportunity to meet new friends who understand the challenges you face, through our support groups.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW community groups

There are currently 29 branches and support groups throughout New South Wales. These comprise members who join together to support each other and gain knowledge to help manage their condition. Most groups meet monthly to hear a guest speaker and/or discuss topics related to arthritis and osteoporosis. Most importantly, our community groups offer support and the opportunity to build friendships. If there is no branch or support group in your area, why not contact us and help start one up!

Support for parents with kids who have arthritis

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW recognises that children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis experience severe pain, stiffness, fatigue and muscle weakness on a daily basis. Juvenile arthritis now affects 1 in every 800 Australian children. If your child has arthritis, as a member you will have access to a number of activities including two annual children’s camps: Camp Twinkletoes (weekend camp designed to help families caring for children aged under 8 years of age) and Camp Footloose (a supportive, fun environment for children and teenagers with arthritis aged 9 to 18).

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✔ Be Rewarded

We reward you with discounts on our education programs and health services.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW magazine

Arthritis Matters is a full-colour print magazine. Each edition features information on nutrition, exercise and research. Members receive a free subscription to Arthritis Matters, RRP $20.00 per year.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW e-newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletters are sent to members who have provided an e-mail address, packed with the latest information from a variety of resources around the world.

Warm Water Exercise Classes

Our warm water classes are an excellent way for people with any form of arthritis to build strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. Members receive a generous 25% discount on our warm water exercise classes.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

You can register online by clicking on the Become a member now button below, or you can call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details and one of our staff will assist you.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I pay for my membership?

We have multiple ways to pay for membership. We accept Cheque, Direct Debit and Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard only).

What if I have forgotten my membership number?

You can call 02 9857 3300 to obtain your membership number.

How do I renew my membership?

There are many ways to renew your membership. We will send you a reminder letter a month before your membership is coming up for renewal. You can renew either by completing the form and sending it back to us or by calling 02 9857 3300 to renew over the phone.

Can I cancel my membership at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your membership anytime. Call 02 9857 3300 or email us with the subject line: Membership cancellation.

Do I get a refund if I cancel my membership?

No, there are no refunds to your membership.

How to become a Member

To make an inquiry about Membership or to register to become a Member, please call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details at hand.

You can also become a member online by clicking on the button below:

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Footnotes on Membership Packages:
1. ‘Adult’ memberships were previously named ‘Standard’ memberships.
2. ‘Concession’ memberships were previously named ‘Pensioner’ memberships.
3. ‘Student’ memberships are available to people aged 18+ years who are enrolled in tertiary education and can provide a copy of their student ID card or other proof of enrolment.
4. ‘Concession’ memberships are available to people who hold a concession card (not a senior citizen card) and receive the following types of pensions or payments: Age Pension, Bereavement Allowance, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance, Single Parenting Payment.
5. Pricing of packages remains effective as from 1 October 2017.