Why join?

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron knows there is nothing better than finding a home away from home. A community of people, who like you are looking to get the most out of life – in their friendship and professional lives, through to the opportunity to be part of a crew on our race days and our vibrant social events.  A family friendly environment in which you can relax and enjoy a beautiful meal overlooking the picturesque Port Phillip and Melbourne city.

So why not come down and join us? See for yourself why our members tell you “there is no place quite like RMYS”.  You will also receive a free drink on your birthday.

Membership Category
Monthly Fee (Inc. GST)
Senior Member
Must be over 18 years of age. All boat owners must be a senior member. Member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the squadron
Annual Fee $1167.94
Sailing Member
Annual Fee $739.54
Intermediate Member 18-29 years of age
Annual Fee $357.04
$29.75 Apply
Full Time Student
Must provide proof of enrolment at time of application. Annual verification required
Annual Fee $178.46
$14.87 Apply
Family Membership
Comprises of one senior member, one associate member, their children and grandchildren between ages of 6 and 18. Same rights apply as senior, associate and junior member.
Annual fee $1519.84
$126.65 Apply
Junior Membership
Must be between ages of 6 and 18
$0.00 Apply
Associate membership
Must be over 18 and be the married/de facto partner of a senior member. Entitled to the same rights and privileges as a sailing member
Annual Fee $357.04
$29.75 Apply
Social Membership
With the exception of 3 squadron Inter Club / Twilight races per year, cannot sail as crew on yachts in a squadron event
Annual Fee $178.46
$14.87 Apply
Distance Membership
Available to senior, sailing, intermediate, junior and social members whose principal place of residence is outside a 100km radius from the RMYS office.
Annual residency verifcation required.
35% discount Apply

The membership process

All applications must be proposed and seconded by current Full Members, or be accompanied by two written character references. Your name will then be displayed on the club’s noticeboard for a period of two weeks.

Prospective members attend a membership meeting, where they will be given information about the club including their rights, responsibilities, and, if applicable, an access key fob. Once prospective members have submitted their completed application and nomination form, the office will let you know the date and time of the next membership meeting.

Junior and absentee members are not issued with an access fob.