Membership

The majority of BWA services are covered by a life membership fee of $10.00. Our services are available to any individual who is legally blind and resides in South Australia.  People with low vision (not legally blind) are encouraged to become Associate members of BWA. Associate members pay an annual fee of $10.00.

Membership benefits

Membership at the Blind Welfare Association provides you with opportunity to access our extensive services and provides real value. As a member you will be connected to a network of support, friendship and resources.

To be eligible for membership you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • receive a disability support pension (Blind)
  • hold a special transport pass issued to people who are blind in South Australia
  • hold a certificate from a legally qualified ophthalmic specialist attesting to your blindness
  • been determined as blind within the terms of a statute of the Government of Australia.
Blind Welfare members and friends enjoying a 2015 Melbourne Cup lunch

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2015

Become a Member

There is a $10.00 fee for lifetime membership. To become a member, simply download and complete the membership application form found below, and post the completed form to:

Blind Welfare Association of South Australia
PO Box 163
GREENACRES SA 5086

You can download the Blind Welfare membership application form here: Membership Application Form (Word doc 433kb)

Alternatively, complete this on-line membership application form .

Blind Welfare Membership Application

Please complete this form to apply for membership of the Blind Welfare Association
  • Your residential address
  • Your best contact phone number
  • Your best email for contact
  • On receipt of your application you will be asked to provide documentation
  • After clicking on the "Submit your form" button below, you should be presented with a confirmation page. If you are not presented with a confirmation page, please check your form for errors. Errors will be highlighted. After submitting the form, click on the Pay Now button below to pay the membership fee

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



If you would prefer a hard copy, audio version or text-only version please contact our office and speak with Debra Beeby, Welfare/Member Service Officer on 08 8367 6088.

Financial Assistance for Members

As a member of blind welfare you could be eligible for assistance through a range of funding. Information and application forms can be found here:
Financial Assistance

More Information

Blind Welfare brochures are available in other languages:

For hard copy, audio versions or text-only versions please contact our office on 08 8367 6088 and we will forward you a copy in your preferred format.