Membership – How to Join

East Fremantle Yacht Club offers a range of memberships, superb facilities and a variety of club activities for the whole family. So, whether you are a boat owner or not, as a member, you can enjoy the excellent facilities, club activities and tranquil settings offered at the Club.

EFYC Member Benefits:
Below are just some of the great benefits you will receive as an EFYC member:

  • Access to our amazing dining & bar facilities for both your private & corporate entertaining
  • Exclusive access to our members only events – whether it be Wine Dinners, Melbourne Cup, New Year’s Eve, Live Band nights or high teas, we have something for everyone
  • Discounted food & beverage in our bar & restaurant
  • Discounted function room hire – terms & conditions apply
  • Access to a range of training courses with discounts for members
  • A networking opportunity that is second to none – meet new friends in a warm family friendly environment
  • The opportunity to get involved in sailing & power boat activities, including Wednesday twilight sailing or crewing on Saturday racing days
  • Access to our gym & sauna (Gym & Senior Members only)
  • Access to pens & moorings, 24/7 fuel & ice (Senior Members only)

How to Join:
Joining as new member is as simple as 4 easy steps!

  1. Read through the Membership Information Booklet 2020/2021, which will give you information on the types of membership we offer
  2. Download and print the Membership Application Form 2020/2021 form
  3. Complete the form and select your membership type, then email them back to membership@efyc.com.au
  4. Once we have received your application form we will process your membership and email with the ‘next steps’ and information on our next New Members Meeting (held on the second last Friday night of the month)

New Members Meeting:
All new members must attend a New Members Meeting. At this meeting we will go through the club rules, procedures, etiquette of the club and major club projects. You are then welcome to enjoy the view and drinks while you socialise. This is a great way ask any questions you may have and to meet other new members. New members will not be formally accepted to the Club until they have attended an Information Meeting, however access to club facilities will be granted.

For new members, following an application an acceptance letter confirming your membership will be emailed within a week of being approved at the Executive Meeting (held last Tuesday of each month).

$20 Introductory Membership:
We also offer an introductory membership to come down and give us a try! The membership is $20 which gives you access to the club for 30 days. Please click here to download the form.

For more information about the Club, please download our Official Club Brochure. If you have any questions, please call the office or email membership@efyc.com.au.

Types of Membership

Please find our Schedule of Fees 2020 – 2021, this explains they types of membership available along with all associated fees.

Memberships Options:

Outlined below are our membership options and the benefits you receive with each level of membership.

Senior Membership:

  • Can attend and vote at General Meetings
  • Can be elected as a member of the Executive Committee and Sub Committees
  • Purchase boat fuel from EFYC on account *on application / fee applies
  • Can apply for a pen, mooring or dinghy rack *fees apply
  • Use the launching ramp or slipway *fees apply
  • Participate as a racing skipper, duty officer, and nominate new members *fee applies for skippers
  • Access to the lower car park
  • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged
  • Access to the Club’s bar and restaurant, and exclusive club events
  • Discounted function room hire *terms and conditions apply
  • Free use of gym facilities (conditions apply – see office staff)
  • Can operate a Club monthly account *on application

Senior Family Membership:

  • Same benefits as a ‘Senior Member’ as outlined above, as well as the following:
    • Comprises one Senior and one Associate / Social Membership and all children under the age of 18
    • Quarterly house support (HSS) 1 charged for the family

Senior Couple Membership:

  • Same benefits as a ‘Senior Member’ as outlined above, as well as the following:
    • Comprises two Senior Memberships
    • Both Senior Members can attend and vote at General Meetings
    • Quarterly house support (HSS) 1 charged per couple

Social Membership:

  • Crew on yachts (cannot attend or vote at AGM)
  • Can serve as members of Sub Committee
  • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged
  • Access to the Club’s bar and restaurant, and exclusive club events
  • Discounted function room hire *terms and conditions apply
  • Can operate a Club monthly account *on application
  • Park in lower car park *on payment of a fee

 Social Family Membership:

  • Same benefits as a ‘Associate / Social Member’, as outlined above, as well as the following:
    • Comprises two Associate / Social Memberships and all children under the age of 18
    • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged for the family

Social Couple Membership:

  • Same benefits as a ‘Associate / Social Member’, as outlined above, as well as the following:
    • Comprises two Associate / Social Memberships
    • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged for the family

Social Gym Membership:

  • Access to our gym & Sauna
  • Can crew on yachts (cannot attend or vote at AGM)
  • Can serve as members of Sub Committee
  • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged
  • Access to the Club’s bar and restaurant, and exclusive club events
  • Discounted function room hire *terms and conditions apply
  • Can operate a Club monthly account *on application
  • Park in lower car park

Social Gym Couple Membership:

  • Same benefits as a ‘Social Gym Member’, as outlined above, as well as the following:
    • Comprises two Social Gym Memberships
    • Quarterly house support (HSS) charged per couple

Reciprocal Membership:

  • Only financial voting member of another approved club can request this type of membership
  • Can crew on yachts
  • Access to the Club’s bar and restaurant, and exclusive club events
  • Park upper car park only
  • No house support (HSS) charged

Honorary Membership:

  • Commodore/Flag Officer of Affiliated Yacht Clubs, local MP, Mayors of Councils
  • Includes short term visitors from out of State Yacht Clubs, upon application
  • No house support charged
  • Can operate a monthly Club account *on application

Life Membership:

  • Long, exemplary service to Club
  • Approved at AGM
  • House support (HSS) optional
  • Can operate a monthly Club account

Junior Membership:

  • Under 18
  • Must become Associate / Senior after turning 18
  • No house support (HSS) charge
  • No monthly club account

Country Membership:

  • Reside over 80km from Club
  • Have same privileges as Senior members *conditions apply
  • Not required to pay house support (HSS) charge
  • Can operate a monthly Club account *on application
  • Park in lower car park *on payment of a fee

For more information on the rights of Senior, Associates and Reciprocals etc, please click here and refer to sections 5 to 14 of the Constitution.

Corporate Sponsorship:

 

Benefits & Facilities

Monthly Statements
2% account fee will be charged if you invoice is not paid in the month the statement is sent. To access the Club Rule related to unpaid fees, please refer to Club Documents.

Credit
Bar, food, takeaways, club functions, fuel, ice, clothing, temporary accommodation and slipping fees can be charged to Member’s accounts–excluding Junior & Reciprocal memberships.

Member’s Outstanding Accounts
Members accounts which are outstanding for 90 days will result in automatic withdrawal of boom gate and fuel access. Club credit facilities (bar, catering, fuel and club functions) will also be withdrawn for a period of 3 months.

If experiencing financial difficulty, please make arrangements with our Club General Manager, Michael Brunswick.

Payment of Accounts
Payments can be made by credit card over the telephone, cheque, cash or card in person at the Office between 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday, or placed in the office mail box located adjacent to the office door.

NB : A fee applies on all credit cards, including American Express cards

In simple terms, this is a levy charged by the Club to all Members in the Senior and Social Member (other than spouse – i.e, only one set issued per family) categories. This levy is designed to encourage members to utilise the Club and take advantage of our renowned hospitality offerings.

How does it work?
Your HSS can be used to purchase food and beverage, or merchandise from our club house. Your hospitality purchases will also give you points towards our loyalty rewards program. The HSS is charged at $90 / quarter (30th June, 30th September, 31st December, 30th March) and is redeemable for 6 months after the payment has been made.

How do I use my HSS?
Simply come down to the Club, purchase food or beverage, come to a Club social event or deck yourself out in Club merchandise. Make sure this purchase is charged to your membership account.

Please note that if you have not spent the full amount of your House Support Levy within the period, the Club will invest the remainder into furthering the Club objectives.

Our Around the Club newsletter is sent to your email account every Wednesday and a copy is also available from our office, the bar or can be downloaded from our website.

You can also check our Club Notice Boards for updates (via Club Manager).

Lower Carpark

Boom Gate access is with current card and car sticker only – this is available to all Senior & Life members, as well as Social & Country members (if you have elected to pay for carparking). Stickers to be placed on bottom right side of windscreen. Motorcycles to be parked next to the wall, east of the launching ramp.

Upper Carpark

Available for Social members, Reciprocal members & guests. Town of East Fremantle Ranger will fine you if parked in lower car park without a sticker or parking permit.

Trailers

Please unload dinghies, etc and park in upper carpark. No trailers to be parked in lower carpark.

Covered by Section 28 of Constitution and Section 5 of Club Rules.

Guests

Maximum of 5 guests on any occasion – unless a private function or prior arrangement has been made with the Club’s Manager. Each guest can visit the club a maximum of 6 visits per year, regular guests are required to join the club.

All guests must sign the Visitors Book located in the Family Lounge & Members Bar entries – this is a Club Rule.

Dress Standard

Dress standard is shirt with sleeves, footwear – no hats to be worn in bar area other than special occasions, e.g. Melbourne Cup. Hats are permitted to be worn on the balcony.

Behaviour

Members are responsible for their guests & their behaviour etc – children are to be supervised at all times and are permitted in all areas except the Member’s Bar.

Offensive / abusive behaviour will result in removal of that member or guest from the bar and disciplinary action will follow. Bar staff have the discretion to refuse service to visibly intoxicated persons.

Ringing the bell costs 2 jugs of beer for consumption by those present in the bar. If the bell is rung on Friday evening, the “ringer” must buy a round for everyone present.

All enclosed areas of the Clubhouse are “Smoke free” including the Function Area, Dining and Bar areas, Observation Deck Family Lounge Balcony and Administration Office. Smoking is permitted only on the lower level of the building.

Please go to the Bar & Restaurant page to view our opening hours and upcoming events.

EFYC have events and voluntary positions that we’d like you to get involved in.  These activities help improve the club and your position as a club member:

  • Busy Bees – Club Functions
  • Duty Officer – Senior Members only when Club Activities are scheduled
  • Volunteers – are always welcome for the Start Tower, Rescue boats and Canteen
  • 100 Club – section within club that raises funds for Junior Sailing development

Please contact the Club office for further information.

Restaurant & Bar

Wednesday – Friday from 7:30am – 9pm
Saturday from 10am – 9pm
Sunday from 8am – 9pm

Please Note: After 8pm, if less than 6 people in the Bar, staff can close the Bar.

Office

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm

Pens & Moorings – Application through office

All vessels using club facilities are to be registered with the club e.g. Sailing Yachts, (including vessels with auxiliary engines), Power Yachts, Tenders & Dinghies.

All vessels occupying pens in the Marina, on a mooring or using the launching ramp, must comply with Club Fire & Safety regulations, be inspected and issued with a Club Fire & Safety Certificate.

Please visit the Pens & Moorings page for more information.

Fuel/Ice – To access the ice facility you will require a G6 key which can be purchased through office.

  • Senior members with vessels in the marina can use their members swipe card to access the fuel system, after submitting an application for Fuel access
  • The G6 key will also give you access to the 24-hour access to the ice machine, which is located under the balcony.

To access the gym you will need to join EFYC as a Social Gym Member which will give you 24/7 card access to the gym & sauna. Senior Members are entitled to free usage of the gym facility.

For more information on the gym & sauna please click here.

  • Centreboard Sailing – Sat Afternoon (October-April)
  • Keelboat Racing – Sundays (Oct-April)
  • Keelboat Twilight Sailing – Wednesday Starts 6pm (Oct-April)
  • Power Boats – On water activities eg raft up, social events, cruises, day trips to Rotto, Fishing Competitions
  • Dragon Boating – events & training through summer. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday
  • Winter Sailing from April to end of September

Member’s Social functions include Australia Day, Christmas Day lunch, New Year’s Eve, Melbourne Cup, Presentation nights, Wine Dinners, Sunday Sessions with Live Music, Commodore’s Ball and much more!

  • Responsible to Executive Committee. Manages administration, bar, catering & grounds staff
  • Implementation of Club Policies and Procedures
  • Accounting & administration
  • General enquires during normal business hours

Our Emergency Procedure Manuals are located in:

  • Bar (on safe)
  • Office
  • Start Tower
  • Emergency Control Cabinet (Meeting Room)
  • Under Bar Notice Board – Member’s Bar
  • Duty Officer Cabinet – Wet Bar

NB: Emergency spill kit located in yellow bin at the head of the Fuel Jetty (Jetty D). A G6 key is required.

Memberships cards are issued after you attend the New Members Meeting.