Membership – How to Join

East Fremantle Yacht Club offers various types of memberships, corporate sponsorships, superb facilities and a variety of club activities including Dinghy Sailing, Keelboat Sailing, Power Boating, Social and Dragon Boating.

Members are part of a lively social scene and have exclusive access to the members’ only gymnasium and sauna. As well as new events, our facilities and services are continuously being updated, creating a fun and friendly place to meet.

To join as a new member, you can download the below application form, schedule of fees and information booklet, print them out and complete your details, then email them back to

For new members, following an application an acceptance letter confirming your membership will be posted 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

Types of Membership

Schedule of Fees 2020 – 2021

Types of Memberships Explained:


  • 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
  • Apply for a pen, mooring or dinghy rack *fees apply
  • Use the launching ramp or slipway *on payment of a fee
  • Participate as a racing skipper, duty officer, and nominate new members *fee applies for skippers
  • Park in lower car park
  • Quarterly house support charged
  • Free use of gym facilities (conditions apply – see office staff)
  • Can operate a Club monthly account *on application


  • Social members
  • Crews of yachts (cannot attend or vote at AGM)
  • Can serve as members of Sub Committee
  • Park in lower car park *on payment of a fee
  • Quarterly house support charged
  • Can operate a Club monthly account *on application

 Social Family

  • Comprises two Associate Memberships and all children under the age of 18
  • Quarterly house support charged for the family
  • Can attend all social events, use of bar and restaurant, function room hire at discounted price
  • Park in lower car park *on payment of a fee

Senior Family

  • Comprises one Senior and one Associate Membership and  all children under the age of 18
  • Free use of gym facilities (conditions apply – see office staff)
  • Use of sailing facilities / storage / ramp, attend all social events, use of bar and restaurant, function room hire at discounted price
  • Quarterly house support charged for the family
  • Park in lower car park


  • Only financial voting member of another approved club can request this type of membership
  • Park upper car park only
  • Enjoy same rights as Associate (except parking and Club account)
  • No house support charged
  • No monthly account


  • 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


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


  • Under 18
  • Must become Assoc/Senior after turning 18
  • No house support charge
  • No monthly club account


  • Reside over 80km from Club
  • Have same privileges as Senior members *conditions apply
  • Not required to pay house support charge
  • Can operate a monthly Club account *on application

Rights of Senior, Associates and Reciprocals etc, (See handout – Constitution sections 5 to 14)


  • All Senior membership benefits *conditions apply
  • Internal marketing
  • Function room hire – Free of charge *conditions apply

All New Members must attend an Information Meeting. Our Members Committee Chairmen will inform you of the 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 socialise with other New Members. Meetings run for approximately 45 minutes. Confirmation of your attendance through the Club Office is required.

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.

Benefits & Facilities

Monthly Statement Posted
2% Account fee charged if not paid in the month the statement is posted. To access the Club Rule related to unpaid fees, please refer to Club Documents.

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.

House Support System

A $90 “House Support ” is raised quarterly on all Senior and Associate members accounts (other than spouse – i.e, only one set issued per family). This system was introduced to encourage members to use the club’s food, beverage and merchandise services.

After paying the $90 charge off your account, members have six months to redeem the charge by purchasing food, beverages or merchandise at EFYC by swiping their membership card. The first $90 charged on the members card account is offset against the house support charge providing the purchases are made within six months of the charge being raised on the member’s account.

The balance of your house support is available on the hospitality point of sales system the working day after payment, however, purchases will be offset to house support immediately payment of the $90 charge is received, prior 3.00pm.

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

NB : A fee applies on Diners and American Express cards and all card payments for Private Member’s Functions.

Weekend update – Announcement sheet every Friday in bar & specific events announced at raffle draw.

Club Notice Boards (via Club Manager) and our weekly newsletter – Around the Club.

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

Lower Carpark

Boom Gate access is with current card and car sticker only – Senior, Associate, Life and Country members only. 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

Reciprocal members & guests. Town of East Fremantle Ranger – fine if parked in lower car park without a sticker or parking permit.

Trailers – 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

Maximum of 5 guests on any occasion- unless a private function or prior arrangement made with Club Manager. Each guest can visit the club a maximum of six 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 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.

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 on the Function Area Balcony and in the barbecue area.

Restaurant and regular events:

  • Wednesday Night – Weber Meals – 1800 – 2000 hrs – Currently only a-la-carte menu until further notice
  • Thursday Night – Dinner Theme Nights and specialities from our Kitchen Staff.
  • Friday to Sunday – Open 10am to 9pm.  Cafe Menu and Blackboard Specials are available from Friday to Sunday and they vary every week.
  • Sunday Morning – A-la-carte breakfast from 8am-10.30am. (Open to the public)


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 to Sunday 10am to 9pm

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


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.

An emergency spill kit is located in the yellow bin at the head of the Fuel Jetty (Jetty D). A G6 key is required to access the kit.

Fuel/Ice G6 keys available for purchase through office,

  • 24 hour access to marine fuel and ice
  • Senior members with vessels use their members swipe card to access the fuel system, after submitting an application for Fuel access
  • Ice facilities located under the balcony

Gym members only – separate application through office to join the Gym, 7 day card access.
Senior Members are entitled to free monthly usage of the gym facility.

  • 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 including Australia Day, Christmas, New Year, Melbourne Cup, Presentation nights, 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

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.