What defines a Member of the AWPA

The Association has members throughout Australia, aged from 16 to 90 years. They range from pre-solo students to commercial, airline and military pilots, some members having more than 20,000 hours.

Full membership is open to any female pilot who holds or has held a Pilot’s Licence or Pilot’s Certificate. Student membership is open to any female student pilot for a maximum of two years. Junior membership is open to any female under the age of 18 with an interest in aviation; it does not entitle the member to voting rights.


A. Members 

A pilot who has paid the annual subscription and who holds or has held or is currently training for a pilot licence (Australian or International equivalent) or pilot certificate (Australian or International equivalent) issued by a recognized sport aviation organization to operate any of the following:

AWPA Membership Fees $85.00

A. Members cont’

i. fixed-wing aircraft
ii. rotary wing aircraft
iii. glider
iv. hang glider or paraglider
v. ultralight aircraft
vi. hot air balloon or gas balloon or airship

AWPA Membership Fees $85.00

B. Student Member 

A student member is a pilot training for any of the aforementioned qualifications and has paid the annual subscription. This class of membership is for a maximum of two years subscription.

AWPA Student Membership Fees $65.00

C. Junior Members

A junior member is a female under 18 years of age who has an interest in flying and has paid the annual subscription.

AWPA Junior Membership Fees $65.00

Honorary Member

An honorary member is any person that the National Committee considers worthy. Honorary Membership is for such period that the National Committee considers appropriate.

Associate Member

An associate member is any female person whose interests lie in aviation-related fields and who is not able to become a Member of the Association under either Articles 5.1 (a) or (b) or (c) and whom the National Committee considers being accepted for membership to the Association.

AWPA Associate Membership Fees $85.00