PioneersSA Membership Categories

Pioneer Members  
This category of membership is open to all persons who have at least one ancestor who arrived in the Province, now the State, of South Australia, on or before 28 December 1846.   
   
Associate Members   
This category of membership is open to spouses of Pioneer Members and spouses of deceased persons who were, or would have been, eligible to be Pioneer Members.  
      
Life Members   
This category of membership is open to Pioneer Members or persons eligible to be Pioneer Members.
   
Junior Pioneer Members   
This category of membership is open to persons under the age of 18 years who have at least one ancestor who arrived in the Province, now the State, of South Australia, on or before  28 December 1846 and are sponsored by a Pioneer Member or Associate Member.   
   
 
Benefits of Membership  

Pioneer Members & Life Members    
Pioneer Members receive the Association's quarterly journal 'The Pioneer'; are entitled to attend social functions held by the Association including the Annual Dinner, the Proclamation Day Luncheon, excursions, lectures, tours and workshops; are eligible to nominate for the Association's Council; and are eligible to vote in any Association election or General Meeting.   
   
Associate Members   
Associate Members receive the Association's quarterly journal 'The Pioneer' and are entitled to attend social functions held by the Association including the Annual Dinner, the Proclamation Day Luncheon, excursions, lectures, tours and workshops.   
   
Junior Pioneer Members   
The objectives of Junior Pioneer membership are to encourage children, from an early age:
·  to be aware that they are descendent from the Pioneers of South Australia
·  to learn about the life and times of their Pioneer ancestors, and
·  to take an interest in the establishment of the Province, now the State, of South Australia.
   
Junior Pioneers receive a special membership certificate, are invited to participate in special Junior Pioneer events held by the Association and are encouraged to become Pioneer Members upon attaining the age of 18 years.   
 
  Subscriptions and Fees  

Joining Fees & Annual Subscriptions  (The fees shown below are effective from July 1st 2021)   
A joining fee of $15 per applicant applies to any new Pioneer, Associate or Life membership.   
Annual subscriptions are renewable on 30 June each year, the Council has set the following subscriptions:
   
Individuals 
Pioneer Member $60
Associate Member $60
   
Couples
(receiving only 1 copy of the journal quarterly)   
Pioneer Member & Associate Member $95
2 Pioneer Members $95 
   
Life Subscriptions   
Eligible persons wishing to become Life Members may pay the appropriate subscription based on their age at the time of becoming a Life Member, as follows:   
   
Age Life Subscription 
18 to 49 years $1000
50 to 59 years $850
60 to 69 years $700
70 to 79 years $550
80 years and over $400 
   
Junior Pioneer Registration Fee    
A one-off registration fee of $20 is payable upon sponsorship of each Junior Pioneer.  There is no annual subscription.
 
Applying for PioneersSA Membership

For Life, Pioneer or Associate membership please complete the application form provided below.

Pioneer, Life, Associate Application Form – Word, complete if you are emailing your application.

Pioneer, Life, Associate Application Form – pdf, complete if you are posting your application.

 

If you are applying for Life or Pioneer membership, please provide a pedigree chart with your application. You may either provide a chart output by your family history program, or complete the chart provided below.

Pedigree Chart – Excel, complete if you are emailing your application

Pedigree Chart – pdf, complete if you are your posting application.

 

For Junior Pioneer membership please complete the application form provided below.

Junior Pioneer Application Form – Word, complete if you are emailing your application.

Junior Pioneer Application Form – pdf, complete if you are posting your application.

 

If you are a current member considering upgrading your membership to either Pioneer or Associate Life Membership, please complete the application form provided below.

Current Pioneer Member to Life Application – Word, complete if you are emailing your application

Current Pioneer Member to Life Application – pdf, complete if you are posting your application.

 

When you have completed the pre-requisite paperwork, please forward it, along with the payment, to the PioneersSA.  We prefer that you email the application and pay via EFT or Credit Card (by phone or in person) but if this is not possible a cheque may be posted. If you wish you may visit the office and pay by cash.

 

Email:  membership@pioneerssa.org.au  with copy going to finance@pioneerssa.org.au 

 

EFT :               Account Name:  PioneersSA

BSB No.:        105900

Account No.:  950067040

Description:    Your name, member number and when applicable the payment code

 

Post:       The Pioneers Association of Soth Australia

Suite 4, Level 2, Stafford House

25 Leigh Street, Adelaide  SA  5000