Benefits of membership

Members have priority in booking accommodation at the Lodge in winter and summer. There are three accommodation priorities and rates: member, member’s spouse/partner and children, and guests accompanied by a member. Illawong is only able to accept bookings and payments from members.

Members may request bookings for as many times as they wish during the year.

Because the Lodge and its systems require special care for their operation, there must be an Accredited lodge leader present when the lodge is occupied.

To become accredited requires experience, confidence, care and some simple training.

From time to time, other organisations may offer reciprocal accommodation arrangements with Illawong.

Membership of the club cannot be transferred to another person and ends if you cease to be a member for any reason. Unlike some ski lodges, it is not a saleable share and has no redeemable monetary value.

You are entitled to claim one day’s free accommodation in winter for each day worked in a work party.

Illawong has been a club Lodge since 1956. Illawong Ski Tourers has a licence to occupy and manage the Lodge from DECC.

During the term of this licence, Illawong is required to negotiate for “broader public access” to the Lodge.

How much does membership cost?

Entrance fee: $900.00

Annual subscription: $128.00

The entrance fee and first annual subscription are payable within 28 days of notification of your membership being accepted. Annual subscription fees are payable by 1 February each year. Accommodation bookings are only accepted from financial members.

How do I join Illawong?
How to join Illawong

Interested in joining Illawong? Here's a membership form and all you need to know.

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Lodge operator accreditation training

Accredited lodge operator training will take place during the Easter work party subject to demand. Please specify your preference for Saturday or Sunday if interested. 

RSVP for Accreditation training.

Come to the next work party

Please let us know if you're coming to the Easter work party - Friday10 April 2020 – Monday 13 April 2020. Please advise:

  • numbers and names coming
  • when you plan to arrive and depart
  • if you are planning to help with track maintenance

RSVP for Easter workparty