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Join VATE or renew your membership

VATE offers both Individual and Organisational membership. In 2018, a new two year Individual membership is being introduced.

Existing members: Renew or update details using our online membership form.

New members: Download the 2018 Individual membership form or the 2018 Organisational membership form.

Free members: If you are a pre-service English teacher, you may be eligible for one year of free membership in 2018. Please download the 2018 free Individual membership form or contact Linda for further information: (03) 9411 8500 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Idiom Online: Please note that from 2014, Idiom will ONLY be available in an online format. As a VATE member, you can access current and past editions of Idiom by clicking on the link on the home page of the VATE website.



There are two methods of membership application: downloading the relevant membership form, filling in all details and sending or faxing it in to the VATE office OR renewing your membership online. Online membership renewal is for past or current VATE members who already have their details on our database. To be able to use the online membership renewal system, you will need your RECORD NUMBER and your PASSWORD. If you are unsure about either of these, please contact the VATE office.


Online membership renewals require a credit card (VISA or Mastercard) or institutional purchase order number (institutional membership only). Office membership applications can be paid for by credit card, purchase order number or cheque (made out to VATE).

what if my details change?

You can update your or your school's details at any time either by calling or faxing the VATE office or by logging in to the online membership renewal system and clicking on the UPDATE button and saving any changes that are made. Accurate email and mailing addresses ensure that you and your school receive all our mailouts and electronic communication.

can i add extra teachers to a school membership?

For a school membership, we encourage English Co-ordinators to add the names and email addresses of other English teachers at the school. This facilitates the distribution of information from VATE and the registration of members for professional learning events. Each individual listed is assigned their own unique RECORD NUMBER, USER NAME and PASSWORD.

record number, user name, password...please explain?

Each individual listed on the VATE membership database is assigned a unique Record No - you only use this when renewing membership online.

Your user name is the email address you have supplied VATE - you will need this to login to the Members Lounge on the VATE website and to register for professional learning events.

A unique password is also assigned to each individual on the VATE database - use this with your Record No when renewing membership online; and with your user name when logging in to Members Lounge and when registering for VATE events.

Members' Lounge

If you want to register for an event as a member, don't log in here. Go to the Event Registration page instead. You will be prompted to log in as part of the registration process.


Click here to read Idiom.

Log in with your user name/password.

Latest edition of Idiom (Vol 54 No 3 2018) is now available:

'Initial teacher education'

The Little Bookroom

The Little Bookroom offers a 10% discount on all in-store purchases for Individual members.

Institutional members are entitled to a 10% discount on all orders.