Joining PAWA

PAWA has been established to support the professional development of protected area workers in NSW and the ACT.  We also assist protected area workers in developing countries to improve their skills and knowledge and maintain links with our national and international colleagues.

There are several membership options. If you are, or have been, employed in an operational field position or are employed to supervise or support operational positions in NSW or the ACT then you are eligible to become a full member of PAWA. There are also associate membership options for people interested in the what we are doing but who are not employed as protected area workers.

Full Membership options are:

  1. Ordinary membership
  2. Any person employed as a protected area worker or are employed to supervise or support protected area workers.

  3. Retired Membership
  4. Any person who has been employed as above, but is now retired.

  5. Life Membership

    Awarded by the Association to those identified for their long and distinguished service to the Association.

Associate Membership options are:

  1. Supporting Membership
  2. Any person who supports the objectives of PAWA.

  3. Student Membership
  4. Any person who is currently studying a course relevant to protected area management with the aim of seeking employment as a protected area worker.

  5. Honorary Membership

    Awarded by the Association to those recognised for their long and distinguished service to the conservation ethic.

Note: Membership may not be transferred from one to another person.

    PAWA Annual Subscription
    Type of Membership Cost / annum
    - Ordinary membership
    $50.00
    - Retired membership
    $25.00
    - Supporting membership
    $25.00
    - Student menbership
    $25.00

    Subscriptions run from 1 June to 31 May

    To join PAWA, print and then fill out the membership application and forward it to;

    PAWA NSW
    PO Box 3031
    Asquith NSW 2077

    Any questions you may have about membership please don't hesitate to contact us.