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Full Membership

The owner of each flock registered with the APDA shall be a full member so long as the flock remains registered.

Full Membership benefits include:

  • Breed, register and sell pedigreed Poll Dorsets
  • Benefits derived from APDA’s marketing, promotion and communications activities targeted to further grow and develop the Poll Dorset breed
  • Ability to certify animal health (eg, Brucellosis Accreditation)
  • Exhibit sheep at various agricultural shows and events
  • Sell rams at multi-vendor events eg. Australasian Championships
  • Use of APDA logo
  • Access to APDA website, including the opportunity to advertise and be included on the national calendar of events
  • Attend APDA National Conference and other specialised training and educational events
  • Join regional, state and national Poll Dorset bodies and hold office
  • Vote in Board elections and on other issues which help frame the future of the organisation and the breed
  • A copy of the Poll Dorset Journal (3 issues annually)
  • Access to special insurance offers through WFI
  • Receive a copy of the most recent published Flock Register

Associate Members

An associated member can be any person with a special interest in a registered Poll Dorset flock.

Associate Member benefits include:

  • Benefits derived from APDA’s marketing, promotion and communications activities targeted to further grow and develop the Poll Dorset breed.
  • Use of APDA logo
  • Access to APDA website, including the opportunity to advertise and be included on the national calendar of events
  • Attend APDA National Conference and other specialised training and educational events
  • Join regional, state and national Poll Dorset bodies and hold office
  • Vote in Board elections and on other issues which help frame the future of the organisation and the breed
  • A copy of the Poll Dorset Journal (3 issues annually)
  • Access to special insurance offers through WFI
  • Receive a copy of the most recent published Flock Register

Annual Member

An Annual member can be any person with a special interest in the breed and the Association.

Annual Member benefits include:

  • A copy of the Poll Dorset Journal (3 issues annually)
  • Attend the APDA National Conference and other specialised training and educational events
  • Join regional and state meetings and events
  • The invitation to attend all meetings, (without voting rights)

Junior Member

Junior members without their own flock and aged under 18 years will be eligible to apply for an annual subscription of $22 (GST inc). Junior members with their own flock can apply for membership at half the initial joining fee, and receive a further 50% off the flock subscription fee for a period of three years unless they turn 21.

Schools

Schools receive 50% off the flock subscription fee.