Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a member of Gifted WA! We are a non-profit organisation based in Perth, WA. All membership fees are used to raise awareness in relation to gifted young people and their needs. We are currently a fledgling organisation. So far, it has taken hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteer hours to grow Gifted WA into an incorporated association. All future funds we receive will be spent on accessing and creating resources for our members, as well as paying for necessities such as insurance, or associated costs in relation to events. Becoming a member will also mean that you will be the first to hear about our events and be able to attend these at a reduced rate.
Our aim is to hold a number of events in Perth each year that will serve to provide information to teachers and other professionals; we also seek to offer events that will educate parents to better understand and advocate for their gifted children. We also hope to create a way for schools and teachers to be able to network, and for likeminded professionals to open up a dialogue and discuss new research that is relevant to the field. We also seek to advocate for the needs of gifted students at a state and national level. In order to do this, we incur other necessary expenses such as printing, signage, and even stationery and postage! Finally, your membership also entitles you to affiliate membership with the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. This includes reduced rates to any national conferences.
Membership subscriptions last for 12 months. You can find membership costs and options below. Of course, we always welcome donations, and are grateful for any support we receive!
Membership includes the option to subscribe to the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education. The journal is a semi-annual peer reviewed academic journal that serves as a resource to researchers, teachers and parents. It contains research relating to gifted education in Australia and New Zealand, as well as around the rest of the world.
Family Membership: $35*
Family Membership plus journal: $65
*Family membership includes up to two adults and any number of children
Individual Membership: $25**
Individual membership plus journal: $55
**Individual membership is suited to professional individuals who wish to join Gifted WA but whose employer, school or other organisation, may not yet hold a membership.
Concession Card Holders/Students: $15
Concession Card Holders/Students plus journal: $45
School or Other Organisation: $190 (includes journal)
You can use the links in the section below to start your membership subscription. Alternatively, if you would like to become a member but pay via direct deposit, please send us a message via our contact form.
*Please be advised that from June 30th 2017 AAEGT raised the price of affiliation fees by $2 per member. As we are a fledgling organisation that is seeking to remain viable with operating costs, unfortunately we have to pass this fee on to our members. Please note, we try to ensure that all of our events are free or at as low a cost as possible for our members. Gifted WA is operated by volunteers. If you feel that you can help us, in any capacity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
At the same time, AAEGT also increased the price of journal subscriptions by $10 per annum ($5 per issue). Unfortunately, due to ever-increasing printing and other associated expenses, they have advised that passing on this cost has become unavoidable. Gifted WA do not make any profit in relation to journal subscriptions. The Australasian Journal of Gifted Education publishes original research, theory and related articles, and is published twice a year. Copies will be posted directly to members who pick the membership option that includes journal subscription. Please ensure that you click through and add your address as requested when you complete your membership details in order to ensure we can send you your journals.
Privacy Statement: Gifted WA is affiliated with the AAEGT (Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented). When you become a member of Gifted WA you automatically become a member of AAEGT and receive the associated benefits related to this. In order to facilitate this we are required to obtain basic personal information, such as your name, email and postal address. Please note that any private information we receive as a result of you becoming a member of Gifted WA will be stored securely and kept confidential to Gifted WA and the AAEGT. We respect your privacy and will not pass your details on to any other organisation. Thank you.