The ARA is there to support re-enactors to enjoy their hobby whether you are:
The ARA offers members, event organisers and the public, advice and guidance on such things as performance and display safety and the reasonable presentation of historical accuracy in recreational re-enactment activities.
The ARA provides services such as public liability insurance for a wide range of re-enactment activities to help support independent groups and individuals to pursue their unique re-enactment interests in the manner that best suits each individual and group.
The ARA also acts to represent members’ interests in areas such as legislation that affects re-enactment activities.
The ARA has an app to self manage your ARA membership that will work on your android device. If you dont have an android device then don't worry as you can run it in a browser on any smart phone, PC or Mac.
Reasons to use the application
How do you get it?
You have 2 different ways you can manage your ARA details.
Get the Android app here
Alternatively you can visit the member page here
It is a new streamlined and mostly automated process that should allow you to join up or renew your membership quickly.
If you choose manual payment options then, we will aim to have your Membership Application or Renewal processed within 7 days.
Payments and payment info is handled directly inside the membership portal, and yes payments can still be made by cheque, EFT and PayPal.
If you have any difficulties, please e-mail us here.
ORDINARY MEMBERSHIPS : $20 for each Calendar Year.
GUEST MEMBERSHIPS: $15 per event during each Calendar year.
Guest Memberships are administered by the event host at specified events only.
If you wish to attend an ARA backed event as an ARA GUEST Member, you can complete the GUEST form and make payment at the registration desk at the event. Your event hosts will take care of the rest.
PUBLIC LIABILiTY INSURANCE: Public Liability Insurance is included in both Guest and Ordinary Memberships.
You should make paypal payments directly via Paypal from within the membership app. You may also pay via bank deposit but you may experience delays in your application being approved.