AUF Membership


The Australian Underwater Federation is pleased to announce that membership for 2019-2020 will be open from 1st May 2019. We have streamlined our approach to how you become a member or renew your membership. We have introduced a secure online membership system that you can use, which will make it easier for you to become a member.

By becoming a member of the AUF you are joining an Australia wide family of underwater enthusiasts who are making a contribution to bring sport, conservation and awareness to the underwater world.  We welcome you to the federation and ask you to enjoy all the rights and benefits that membership brings.

*From: 1st July Senior fee: $95    Junior fee: $50

Fees include multiple sports - Primary sport will be noted in db, with Second sport noted in dropdown info

Fin Swimming, Underwater Rugby, Underwater Hockey, Spearfishing, Recreational Diving/Scuba

DOES NOT INCLUDE Coaching accreditation or CMAS diver certification.

For Coaching accreditation contact the National Director of Coaching or Memberships for info.

For CMAS certification (new or renewing) see the CMAS Diver Accreditation page or contact the National Recreational Diving Commissioner.

All Sporting Coaches

Please see Coaching Reaccreditation for details on how to apply for reaccreditation of your Coaching credentials, including AUF membership. This it to be done via our Nat. Director of Coaching only.



Existing members now have a username and password to access your secure member page where you can renew your membership and update your personal details. This would have been emailed to you if you have provided the AUF with your email address. Alternatively, using that email address you may retrieve your log in details by clicking the 'Username and Password' menu on the left.


Please pay by credit card using this secure payment facility. If you do not wish to pay via this site, please still log in to update your details, and then send payment to: A.U.F. Memberships - Susan Dockar PO Box 195 Menai Central NSW 2234. Please make cheques payable to the AUF Membership Account ~ also name, address, contact info, with your payment. Contact Memberships also for payment via internet banking as another option.

Your membership fee includes:

Member Services

  • Provides a collective voice for all amateur divers, sports people and underwater enthusiasts to government, media and the general community
  • Gives access for Australian Divers and underwater sports people to compete at a national, zone and international level
  • Issues certifications for SCUBA Divers to CMAS standards
  • Provides rules and playing infrastructure for all aspects of underwater competition
  • Offer L1, L2 Coaching accreditation for UWH, Spearfishing Finswimming and Snorkel Commissions

Government Liaison

  • Obtains funding and organises community based programs such as the Great Australian Shark Count
  • Compiles discussion papers for marine park representation
  • Provides policy for environmental and sustainability issues related to recreational fishing and SCUBA/Freediving
  • Liaising with government departments
  • Obtain grant monies from ASC for various aspects of underwater sports and recreations

Member Administration

  • Membership cards
  • CMAS Sport and Technical Committee memberships
  • RECFISH membership
  • WAA membership
  • AOC membership
  • Access via web site to all Commission/State links, updates and information to members or other interested parties
  • Database entry for all members Australia wide
  • Electronic mailing lists for sports disciplines

Marketing and Promotions

  • Provides recognition of outstanding sporting and administrative achievements within our organisation with Sportsperson of the year and Bea Bere awards
  • Promotional 'fridge magnet/s for AUF and/or other Commissions


  • Runs the membership systems for all sports
  • Receipting monies
  • Rebates to Commissions (as required)
  • Various brochures to mail out (as required)
  • Office expenses (home office)
  • Honorarium for office worker
  • Monthly or bi-monthly receipts/payment reports
  • Answering telephone calls and queries (any time of day, 7 days a week)
  • Updating members through A.S.C. when accredited as coaches
  • Send out membership renewals
  • Make available membership list for Commissions
  • Books audited annually
  • Taxation benefits through association with Australian Sports Foundation