Why become a member of OMAA?

  • Networking meetings wherever members choose to gather, for face-to-face professional support and discussion.
  • Access to the members only blog which includes weekly updates from around the globe, and articles ranging from current professional practice issues, new mobility aids, conferences and member activities.
  • Support this website which contains links and resources specific to our region.
  • Representation of the O&M profession to students, community and government groups regarding issues affecting orientation and mobility services and consumers.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Providing a forum for participation in the growth of the O&M profession in our region.

Membership categories

Anyone can join OMAA. You do not need to be an O&M Specialist. We would love you to be part of building our association and the O&M profession in Australasia and believe if you have any interest in O&M services then you will benefit from membership.

$125 Ordinary Member 2 years or $75 Ordinary Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s professional and training requirements for Orientation and Mobility Specialists incl. Dog Guide Instructors

$40 Associate Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s professional and training requirements for Allied Orientation and Mobility Practitioners; e.g. Dog Guide Trainers and O&M Assistants.

$20 Affiliate Member 1 year

Persons meeting OMAA’s criteria for having an affiliated interest in Orientation and Mobility, e.g. students in the field, allied professionals, co-workers, consumers, parents etc.

NB: The amounts displayed above are in AUD. If you are paying from outside Australia, the total will be converted to your local currency by your own bank. Click here for approximate idea of the costs in your own currency according to today’s exchange rate.

How to become a member

  • Please click here if you wish to apply for membership of the Orientation and Mobility Association of Australasia (OMAA).

By submitting this form you:

  • are confirming the details contained on the form to be true and correct;
  • duly agree to be bound by the OMAA Code of Ethics and OMAA Constitution
  • commit to making full payment of the relevant fee

Memberships are valid from the time you join. You will be sent a renewal notice before your membership expires.

Due to limited voluntary capacity, memberships are processed on a monthly basis. Therefore, there may be a delay before you are able to log in to the website and are issued with a receipt.