Benefits of Membership

Belonging to a four wheel drive club gives you the opportunity to meet and travel with people who have the same interests as yourself. It's a great way to meet new friends and traveling companions. Some of the other benefits include;

  • Participating in club trips safely to remote or isolated areas in a responsible manner, learning new tips and techniques as you go.
  • Access to club equipment including the club trailer with a built-in BBQ, recovery gear, air compressor and first aid kits.
  • Increased awareness of correct four-wheel driving techniques with driver education navigation, trip planning and other courses like chainsaw operation and first aid.
  • Accessing the collective 4WD and camping knowledge of other Club members.
  • Gain invaluable technical information on your vehicle and trip preparation tips including checklists, tips and techniques shared from other members.
Becoming a member

Membership is open to people who support the aims and purpose of the club, which are:  promote and encourage the responsible use of our environment, to plan and conduct tours, provide training and education, encourage the fellowship of four wheel driving and participation in social activities.  

The club is open to all types of 4WD vehicles although prospective members with All Wheel Drive vehicles should note there will be some trips that AWD vehicles are not suitable for based on the limitations of the vehicle.

In addition to meeting people who share a passion for four wheel driving and touring, club members also receive:

  • A Monthly Club magazine including trips reports as well as upcoming trips and events.
  • The bi-monthly edition of Track Watch magazine - a publication produced by Four Wheel Drive Victoria.
  • Membership to Four Wheel Drive Victoria.
  • Access to Members only area on website with further information and resources.
  • Four wheel drive training courses, from beginner through to advanced level.
  • Access to Management Only Vehicle Tracks and Mt Skene over the winter period.
  • Coverage under the Four Wheel Drive Association public liability and personal accident insurance policy.
Membership fees

There is a once-off joining fee of $50 and the current annual membership fee is $110 for families and $90 for singles, of which $52.00 is paid to the Victorian Four Wheel Drive Association (FWDV) as affiliation fees. Membership fees in the first year are paid 12 months in advanced and then your second year is calculated on a pro rata basis depending upon the month of joining, as outlined below.

  • Joining Fee $50 per application.
  • Membership Fee joining year $50 + $110 (or $90) = $160 for families or $140 for singles.


The joining fee contributes to the following:-

  1. Accredited Driver Training.
  2. Name badges (2).
  3. Vehicle stickers (club and FWDV).
  4. Copy of the Incorporation Rules and Bylaws.
  5. Immediate access to club equipment.
  6. Access to club information, checklists and online resources.
Membership Application

Prospective members can download a copy of the Membership Form form here, and submit the completed form together with a cheque to:


Attn: Secretary
Bendigo 4WD Club Inc.
P.O Box 325
Golden Square VIC 3555