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Comparison of Memberships for Melbourne Families

A family membership can be a worthwhile investment and great value if you like to do an activity on a regular basis. Memberships to favourite places or activities can be great birthday or Christmas presents. We have put together a summary of the best memberships available for Melbourne families to help you decide which might best suit your family.

Zoos Victoria Membership
Zoos Victoria Membership
Benefits include:
  • 365 days a year of unlimited entry to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo for 12 months.
  • Kids register for free on adult memberships.
  • Free reciprocal entry to interstate zoos; Taronga Zoo, Adelaide Zoo, Perth Zoo, Western Plains Zoo, Monarto Zoo.
  • Get the inside scoop and happenings at the three Zoos with a free subscription to the quarterly member magazine Zoo News and via the monthly e-Newsletter.
  • VIP member previews to new exhibits and experiences at the three zoos.
  • Great discounts and special offers on Twilight Concert tickets.
  • 15% discount at all Zoo shops and 10% discount on selected behind the scenes experiences and school holiday programs.
  • Contribute to helping fight extinction. Join and make a difference for wildlife.
The cost is:
  • Adult: $93
  • Additional Adult (living at same address): $80
  • Child (0-15 yrs): Free
  • Concession: $73
  • Seniors: $85
More details here

Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass
Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass
Benefits include:
  • Express line and access to the aquarium 365 days a year
  • 20% off for two further visiting friends who are not current SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass holders, simply by displaying your card
  • 10% discount on all Amazing Aquatic Experiences
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Boardwalk Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Coral or Deck Cafe
  • Annual Pass holder e-newsletter
  • Exclusive access to launch events and special promotional offers
The cost is:
  • Adult Annual Pass (16+ yrs): $79
  • Child Annual Pass (4 - 15 yrs. Under 4s enter Free): $50
  • Family Annual Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children): $250
More details here

Museum Victoria Membership
Museum Victoria Membership
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited free general access to three Melbourne museums (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum) and to other museums around Australia.
  • Will be one of the first to hear about upcoming events and activities.
  • Resources of knowledge through entertaining experiences such as exhibitions, programs, shows and events, which you can discover and enjoy at your leisure.
  • Receive updates on what is happening at the three museums via regular mailouts of the museum magazine, calendar of events and through email updates.
The cost is:
  • Adult Membership: $46
  • Child (only available when purchasing an Adult or Concession membership): $16
  • Concession (full time student, senior/pensioner, unemployed or disability concession): $30
  • Household (2 adults and up to 4 dependent children 16 years and under at the one address): $70
  • Additional child in household: $6
More details here

Adventure Park Geelong Annual Pass
Adventure Park Geelong Annual Pass
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited Visits
  • Express Entry
  • One free day ticket for a friend (redeemable on specific days)
  • 10% off merchandise shop purchases
The cost is:
  • Adults or Children over 1.2m tall : $79.95
  • Children under 1.2m tall: $79.95
  • Children under 90cm tall: Free
  • Senior Citizens 60yrs and over: $79.95
  • Disabled / Carer: $79.95
  • Family Pack (buy 4 or more): $74.95 per person
Note: The park is open from early November to mid April.

More details here

FunFields Super Season Pass
FunFields Super Season Pass
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited visits any time that Funfields is open
The cost is:
  • $99 per person.
  • Children under 100 cm are free.
Note: The park is open from late September to mid April.

More details here

National Trust

Benefits include:
  • Free or discounted admission to over 180 National Trust properties located throughout Australia - as often as you like!. Includes Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Rippon Lea House & Gardens.
  • Free or discounted admission to hundreds of properties overseas through a network of affiliated Trusts in Britain and Ireland, Europe, the Caribbean, North America, Asia and the Pacific.
  • A free regular National Trust magazine/newsletter subscription
  • Exclusive discounts at National Trust shops
  • The opportunity to participate in National Trust social and educational activities, and special events
The cost is:
  • Individual: $65
  • Individual Concession (One concession card holder): $45
  • Household (Two adults and up to 3 children): $95
  • Household Concession (Two concession card holders & up to 3 children): $75
Note: Joining fee of $35 applies to new memberships (payable first year only)

More details here

Phillip Island Three Parks Pass
Phillip Island Three Parks Pass
Benefits include:
  • Single visit to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm on a nominated single day.
The cost is:
  • Adult (16+): $40.40
  • Child (4-15): $20.20
  • Family (2 Adults +2 Children): $101.00
  • Australian Pensioner: $28.20
More details here

AFL Membership

The AFL has a number of memberships including AFL Full Membership which has a waiting period of 10-12 years which is ideal for those people planning a child in 12 years time. While you wait patiently for AFL Full Membership there is the AFL Silver Membership. Benefits include:
  • Go to 40 matches of your choice at the MCG and Etihad Stadium during the Premiership Season
  • Experience Weeks 1 and 2 of the Finals Series at the MCG and Etihad Stadium
  • Access all home matches of your club of support
  • Access to matches begins from the pre-season
  • Attend games with family and friends by purchasing reserved seat guest passes for individual matches
  • Access exclusive match day dining facilities and member only bars at the MCG and Etihad Stadium
The cost is:
  • Adult: Joining Fee $285 Membership Fee $410
  • Concession: Joining Fee $285 Membership Fee $225
  • Junior: Joining Fee $220 Membership Fee $145
  • Junior Under 7: Joining Fee $220 Membership Fee N/A
Memberships for each club are also available.

Membership of Other Sporting Clubs

For the sports fanatics there are a range of membership options for Melbourne's premier sporting teams. If the biff and bash of rugby league appeals, the membership packages for Melbourne Storm cover Premium, Reserved Seat and General Admission options. If rugby union is more your flavor of rugby, then the Melbourne Rebels have a range of membership options.

During the summer period there is a lot of excitement at the cricket 20/20 Big Bash. You can choose between membership of Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades.

If you like to bend it like Beckham then hopefully a membership at Melbourne Victory or Melbourne City FC won't fall foul of the family finance referee.

If you like the razzamatazz of basketball, slam dunk a membership to the newly formed Melbourne United or Melbourne Vixens.

Hit it out of the park with a membership of the Melbourne Aces baseball team.

Puck(er) up and get a membership with the Melbourne Mustangs who play ice hockey games at the Medibank Icehouse.

Aquatic Centres

Most Aquatic Centres will offer annual membership which can cover a range of activities. An interesting case in point is the range of Melbourne Sports Hub Membership which offers access to programs and facilities from different venues in the Albert Park area. Details for each Aquatic Centre can be found here

Toy Libraries

Toy Library memberships are great value for money. For between $50 and $80 you can borrow toys all year long and swap them every couple of weeks. Best of all, there's no toys lying around your home that aren't played with. When the kids get bored you just take them back.

Playgroup Victoria

Family Membership benefits include:
  • Playgroup Member Consultant. One contact point for help with all playgroup matters.
  • Use your Playgroup Victoria membership card to access online resources and get discounted entry at events.
  • Playgrouper - Home delivered and available online.
  • Discounts on selected Playgroup Victoria events and at the online shop.
  • A to Z playsheets - Online access to over 100 play ideas perfect to use at playgroup.
  • Comprehensive insurance cover specifically tailored for playgroups and playgroup families.
  • ePlaygroup News - Ten e-newsletters with the latest information relevant to playgroups.
  • PVTV Online access to member benefit workshops through the PV website’s
    member login.
  • Free member benefit workshops
  • Choose from a variety of workshops at discounted prices.
  • Discounted Playgroup Victoria conference registration.
  • VEYLDF posters and resource sheets which support the 5 outcomes of the framework – Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication.
  • Playgroup Victoria voting rights. Have your say about Playgroup Victoria.
  • Eligible to be nominated in the Playgroup Victoria Awards.
The cost is:
  • $30 or $20 Concession per family
More details here

Note: Prices correct as at June 2014.

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