Personal Membership

Our core services to the public are designed for Members-Only, so whilst you can freely use sections of the website and obtain useful and valuable content, we have reserved the best for those that purchase a subscription.
Article By: ExplorOz Team
Created: July 2008
Revised: April 2016
Latest Feedback: April 2016

Why Join?

ExplorOz has been highly regarded and widely recognised as the leading online resource for the 4WD camping and caravanning industry for many years. Our core services to the public are designed for Members-Only, so whilst you can freely use sections of the website and obtain useful and valuable content, we have reserved the best for those that purchase a subscription.

We offer our Members a free tracking service (EOTrackMe) compatible with SPOT satellite trackers or any internet capable GPS device (eg. phone, tablet or computer) featuring offline track storage and Geofence privacy zone security; Member's Discounts (up to 10% off listed prices) for all items in our shop; Free unlimited downloads of nearly 200 track files from our extensive Trek Note library; Free unlimited downloads of GPS positions (including camps and over 80,000 POIs ); use of unlimited Display Ads in the Classifieds (free - save $20 per ad); access to create your own Blogs that also include ability to include a map of your travels (via User Treks); access to view & claim "Member Reward Offers" advertised by Business Members; access to contact other Personal Members directly and privately via Member Messaging; plus numerous subtle "extra features" embedded throughout the entire site as requested by our regular and long-term users to enhance and customise the general operating experience for Members.

Unlike most sites, every part of the site is custom-coded in-house, which provides a unique flexibility to take on suggestions and ideas from the Members. Membership is designed to make your online experience truly exceptional. Every regular site user will benefit from Membership.

Cost & Options

To become a Member, you can choose from either Annual Membership or Lifetime Membership.
Personal Membership may not be used by businesses. If you are a business, please join as a Business Member - more information here.
To join as a Personal Member now, simply click the item below and finalise your payment through our online shop. Alternatively, call our office on (08) 9467 4025 during WA business hours (GMT+8) and Adele will take your details by phone.

Membership Entitlements

Members receive all 7 of the following entitlements:

1. Discounts (up to 10%)
2. Free GPS file downloads
3. Classified Display ads free (save $20)
4. Exclusive Member site tools
5. Exclusive Member content
6. Free tracking via EOTrackMe
7. Welcome Pack sent via Australia Post mail upon joining/renewing - contains exclusive applicable Member sticker, and "Your Guide to Membership" brochure. (Note - we no longer produce Membership Cards)

DISCOUNTS

We stock a wide range of maps/books/GPS equipment and camping gear/accessories and as a Member you'll enjoy savings of up to 10% on all products, all the time.

We also offer a Members' Reward Program offering good deals from our Business Members/Advertisers. Non-members cannot view the offers as you need a Member profile to unlock the content.

Plus, Members can buy free or discounted ads in the Classifieds depending on your needs. Members can select Display Ads ($19.95) and these will be free. Display ads allow you to include 1 photo in your ad. You may buy unlimited free Display Ads during your Membership period. Alternatively, you can upgrade to a Premium Ad ($29.95) and pay only $10. Premium Ads allow up to 7 photos in your ad.

FREE GPS DOWNLOADS

Members will see a download button alongside all Trek Notes, User Treks, & Places. Downloading these files provides you with GPS position data (Places) and Track Files (Treks) which you can transfer to your computer/tablet running navigation software or into a GPS/Navigator. Data formats available are: GPX, CSV, GeoRSS, Hema Navigator, and OziExplorer.

OTHER FREE STUFF

Members are entitled to unlimited use of free Display Ads in the Classifieds. These ads are priced at $19.95 for non-members so this is a genuine saving. The Classifieds is the ExplorOz community marketplace to promote & sell your car, 4WD, boat, trailer, caravan, camper, spare parts, tools and so on.

Every Member will receive a free bumper sticker to put on their vehicle. For 2016 we have introduced a new bumper sticker exclusively for Members - this is your annual Membership Sticker that replaces the Membership Card we have issued in previous years. Your Membership Sticker looks like the usual ExplorOz bumper sticker/round logo but has the words Member 2016-2017 together with it so that when you're out n' about you can be clearly identifiable to others as an ExplorOz Member. When you renew you will receive another sticker so you can either remove and replace your sticker each year or collect and stack your annual Membership stickers to show your ongoing loyalty.

For Lifetime Members we will issue you with a modified version of the Membership Sticker that states "Lifetime Member". We will also send you a clear vinyl backed sticker with white or black printed lettering "www.exploroz.com" that can be placed on a vehicle window or side panel.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER SITE TOOLS

When posting to the site, Member's content is displayed differently and include features to help you highlight your shared content and classified ads (as applicable). A footer is included with links to view your Profile, view your Blog, view each of your Classified Ads, and for sending you a Member Message. It will also state that you are a Member (or Lifetime Member), plus it will state if you are Forum Moderator and your profile photo will be shown. This occurs for all posts you make on the site - whether that's in the Forum, Blogs, Recipes, Wildflowers, or as a Comment/Review on any Article, Shop item, or Road Alert section.

Members have access to create and publish Blogs. Each member has their own Blog space - each time you create a blog entry you date it, title it, and write words and add pictures. You can also embed maps of your journey into your Blogs (create them first as a User Trek by uploading your saved track files, or save your live tracking in EOTrackMe to create the User Treks). Blogs include numerous settings such as setting up password entry, comment lockout, and draft saving. Uploading photos is also simple and all you need to do is select your original hi-res photos and the system will automatically resize and store both a thumbnail size and full size.

Members have access to a Member-Messaging system which allows direct contact with other ExplorOz Members privately via online text message. To send a Member Message you simply click the Send Message link in the profile page of any Member (or use the link shown in the footer of their post).

Each Member has a Profile Page that auto-builds tags and links to the content you share on the site (eg. Blogs, User Treks, Places, Wildflowers, Recipes, and Tracking). There is a section called About Me for you to write a small bio about yourself and the vehicles you drive and van/camper you tow. Plus you can publish a photo gallery, with the first photo being tagged as your Profile Pic (shown with your site posts).

Members can also opt-in (via their account settings) to receive an email containing the text of any response to any Forum post they create. This avoids the need to stay on an open internet web-browser to read Forum responses that are relevant to a post that matters most to you. The same opt-in is offered for receiving Member Messages via email, rather than needing to be online to receive the alert that you've been contacted and to read it online.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER CONTENT


The Members' File Swap area is designed to allow ExplorOz members to add files for the purpose of sharing with other Members. Only Members can access these files. Members simply add to the existing folder groups, or browse to find files of interest. Subjects checklists and planners, conversion and calculation tools, cooking and recipes, destinations, GPS, Power wiring and electrics, ropes & knots, safety and survival, site tips, star gazing, and vehicle info.

The Member Rewards Page is an area designed for Business Members to publish special deals and discounts to our Members. This page cannot be viewed by non-Members.

FREE TRACKING VIA EOTRACKME

EOTrackMe is an online tracking application for travellers. As a Member, you may wish to register to the tracking service. All that is required is for you to utilise a GPS+network enabled device that you can keep powered. After registering this device to our EOTrackMe system, anywhere this device goes you can track it's movements. Commonly used by ExplorOz Members for vehicle tracking, it allows family/friends to look up your location.

EOTrack supports up to 5 tracking devices per member. Tracking can be submitted via the satellite network using a GPS Tracker/Messenger Device or via the internet using a compatible mobile phone, PC or tablet device. Plus, there is the capability to view “group tracking” of all devices linked to your profile at once on your “EOTrackMe" tab. Security settings are included and live tracking can be cleared or saved for later use as User Treks (route map can be embeded into blogs).

Membership is available on an annual basis or you can save yourself the hassle of ongoing renewals and subscribe once with Lifetime Membership.

ExplorOz Members are the respected back-bone of the ExplorOz community.
Exclusive Member bumper stickerExclusive Lifetime Member Sticker

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