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)
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
, 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
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
, 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 EOTRACKMEEOTrackMe
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.