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Historically being a member of Equity

was a mark of professionalism and it


still is today as we continue to protect
our work conditions now and in the
future. The essence of membership is
belonging to a community and being
empowered by it.

As a proud member since 2001 I am so


grateful for the support MEAA has shown me.
The benefits have ranged from cheap movie
tickets to having free legal advice! It's
wonderful to feel a part of the greater
performing arts community through this very
cohesive alliance.

Tina Bursill - Performer

Amber Scott - Principal dancer, The


Australian Ballet

Im an Equity member because I


believe in upholding and
maintaining the conditions put in
place by the members before me, as
well as bettering the conditions for
the future of the industry.

Equity exists to preserve and fight for our


rights in what is a unique and constantly
changing industry. For that alone, it is worth
being a member. For me, Actor's Equity is
about belonging to an organisation which
takes an active interest in the direction of the
arts in this country.

Darko Tuskan - Chair of the National


Stunt Committee

Eddie Perfect - Performer

Equity is an open door into the


industry. They take our immediate
needs and concerns and action them
on our behalf in a way we could
never achieve as individuals.
Pearl Tan - Performer

MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry


advocate empowering Australias creative professionals.

MEAA MEMBER CENTRAL


Reply Paid 526
Spring Hill QLD 4004
(freepost no postage stamp required)

Having joined Equity the moment I


graduated, I have enjoyed a decade
of wage and work conditions security
for my acting work in ALL mediums.
They have even gone into legal
battle for me twice and won!

PHONE (toll free) 1300 65 65 13


EMAIL members@meaa.org
WEB
www.meaa.org

Amanda Bishop - Performer

MEAA respects your privacy and is bound by the Privacy Act.


Information is collected to enable the union to contact you
about matters relating to your union membership, and to
ensure that we have the necessary information to represent
your employment and related interests. If there is any material
you dont want to receive from the union, contact MEAA
Member Central.

In a notoriously insecure profession,


Equity empowers us to negotiate for
fairer terms and protect our existing
conditions. Membership is an
investment in our collective future
and is a great safeguard and
resource for any member.
Kat Stewart - Performer

EQUITY MEMBERSHIP FORM

PRIVACY POLICY

Who is MEAA for? Our members include people working in TV,


radio, theatre, film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds;
as journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists,
photographers, orchestral and opera performers as well as
people working in public relations, advertising, book
publishing and website production MEAA is for everyone
who works in the industries that inform or entertain.
As a MEAA Equity member you will be joining a long and proud
history of professional performers coming together to better
their careers and their industry. You will have access to a range
of excellent masterclasses, workshops and other professional
development opportunities run by the Equity Foundation.
If you are a professional performer you should be a MEAA
Equity member.

MEAA.ORG
#MEAAequity

DIRECT DEBIT

PERSONAL DETAILS

PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIP

Surname

I was previously a member of MEAA

Yes

Given names

Branch

Years

Professional name
Title

Mr

Gender

Ms
Female

Mrs

Miss

STATEMENT

Other

I hereby make application for membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts
Alliance (and its related state registered unions where they exist) and agree to
be bound by its rules and constitution as amended from time to time.

Male

Date of birth __ __ / __ __ / __ __ __ __
I am an Australian citizen/resident

Yes

No

I am an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Yes

No

(optional)

Home street address


Postcode
Postal address
if different to above

Postcode

Home phone
Work phone
Mobile phone

No

Signature

Date

METHOD OF PAYMENT
Direct Debit (see right)

Credit Card (see below)

MEAA MEMBERSHIP FEES


MEAA membership fees are levied annually by Federal Council according to
your income and which section of the industry you work in. Some sections also
have an application fee. A full listing of all fees can be viewed on our website
www.meaa.org or call MEAA Member Central on 1300 65 65 13 for more
information. All membership fees are tax deductible.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

Preferred email

To pay your fees by periodic credit card deduction fill in this form.
Please charge my credit card for membership fees:

Other email
Twitter

weekly

fortnightly

monthly

Website

quarterly

half-yearly

annually

Current Agent

Mastercard

Type of work

Visa
/

Insert name and address of financial institution at which your account is held

I/We
surname or company/business name

given names or ACN/ARBN

request you until further notice in writing debit my/our account described in
the schedule below any amounts which Media, Entertainment & Arts
Alliance ABA No 063704 may debit or charge me/us through the Direct Debit
System. I/We understand and acknowledge that:
1. The Financial Institution may, in its absolute discretion, determine the
order of priority or payment by it of any money pursuant to this
Request or any authority mandate.
2. The Financial Institution may, in its absolute discretion, at any time by
notice in writing to me/us, terminate this Request as to future debits.
3. The User may, by prior arrangement and advice to me/us, vary the
amount or frequency of future debits.
4. By signing this Direct Debit Request you acknowledge having read
and understood the terms and conditions governing the debit
arrangements between you and the Media, Entertainment & Arts
Alliance as set out in this Request Service Agreement to be provided
upon commencement of Direct Debit.

Customer Signatures
Customer address
may be required

if joint account, all signatures

Postcode

SCHEDULE
Please debit my bank/credit union account for
membership fees:

Amex

Card number

Request for Debiting Amounts to Accounts by the Direct


Debit System to pay Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
(form DDR).To pay your fees by periodic direct debit
deduction fill in this form.The Request Service Agreement
is available at meaa.org/join or from the MEAA staff
member who provided this form.

weekly

fortnightly

monthly

quarterly

half-yearly

annually

eg. actor, extra, dancer etc

Card name

MEAA MEMBERSHIP LEVELS


Please indicate your annual income from the industry
Up to $14,999 NB extras and juvenile actors only
$15,000 - $75,999
Over $99,600
*Institution

$76,000 - $99,599
Student*
Year

Expiry date
Signature

Name of account
Date

I understand that MEAA will notify me in writing each financial year with
my deduction schedule.

BSB Number __ __ __ - __ __ __
Account Number
PLEASE NOTE: Direct debiting is not available on the full range of
accounts. If in doubt, please refer to your financial institution.