To become a member of AMBA you will need to join one of our affiliated local member-clubs. You can find your local club by using AMBA's Club Finder. Member clubs are organised around geographic areas to enable members to come together for events, but membership is in no way restricted to those areas. You can use the club finder to find a club in your area by either entering your entering your postcode or suburb.
Once you have selected the club that you would like to join, you will need to contact them. Each club has one or more contact people who will be pleased to tell you about their club, what activities and services it provides and how you can join. The club will provide you with information about the club and how to join. The cost of membership varies from club to club, due to a number of factors, but is generally $30.00 - $45.00 per year. For an insight into why clubs charge fees please see this question on AMBA's Facebook page and the array of responses from AMBA club volunteers.
Please keep in mind that local clubs and AMBA are run by volunteers who by their very nature of having multiples are extremely busy. If it takes some time for them to get back to you, please be patient. If you don't hear from them after an extended period of time, please feel free to contact either your state committee or AMBA national.
The AMBA Magazine
As a member of a local affiliated club, you will also receive a copy of the AMBA Magazine. This is a national magazine that is published by AMBA for parents of multiples. In addition to articles of interest to families of multiples, it also contains information for members about the various activities of the national body.
You can also receive this magazine if you are not a member of a club, by becoming an associate member of AMBA.
In addition to the local member-clubs there are a number of groups that are nationally based to support families with specific needs. These include:
- MultiNet for parents of school age multiples (PoSaMs)
- Twin to Twin Transfusion Support Group for families whose multiples are effected by TTTS
- Bereavement support groups
- Special Needs
- Dads sanctuary