INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS
PDFs are available via the links below or you are able to scroll down and read through.
This explains how to access the forum, Facebook group, the website members area etc.
These are the items you will need before you can undertake the club induction.
Every new vehicle to the Club must be inspected for recovery points and
required equipment by a Club Induction Assistant prior to attending a Club trip.
The vehicle must be registered, be maintained in a roadworthy condition
and have a minimum of Third Party Property Insurance, however,
full comprehensive insurance is preferred.
Safety Equipment: must be carried on all trips
UHF radio – car mounted will give better range, but hand-held is the minimum
First Aid Kit - suitable for the amount of occupants in that vehicle.
Fire Extinguisher - let’s hope it is never required.
Recovery Equipment: must be carried on all 4WD trips
Rated recovery points - front and rear – inspected and approved.
Snatch Strap - 8000kg min, should be rated 2-3 times higher than GVM.
Dampener Blanket - regulations state compulsory use with snatch strap.
Rated Bow Shackles - 3.25 tonne minimum rating.
Shovel – you’re using it, so make sure it’s comfortable to use.
Axe or Bowsaw - a bowsaw is easier, however, an axe is handy for chopping
The above items are a minimum requirement for each club vehicle that attends
a 4wd trip. SPOT CHECKS MAY OCCUR.
Winch equipped vehicle: as for non-winch vehicles, plus the following:
Leather gloves - must be worn when handling winch cable or chains.
Tree Trunk Protector – to protect the environment.
Bow Shackle - 4.75 tonne minimum rating for use with the tree trunk
Each member is able to, and should, add to the above items as they see fit.
The website has a “Members menu” which requires a valid login. Once the membership officer has
processed your application and the membership fees have been received by the club, you will be
given the current login details to gain access to this area.
Members enjoy access to the club shop, teaching notes for your induction, GPS files to show you
where some of our favourite spots and tracks are, news and information and a list of current club
members and their contact information.
Current financial members also enjoy access to our member’s only Facebook group. Navigate to
https://www.facebook.com/groups/795741357143813/ and click “Join Group” The webmaster will
then receive your request and will then check your details against the clubs membership records.
Provided you are a current, financial member, your approval will be granted and you will be able to
access the group.
On the lower banner of each website page, you will see links to the club Facebook sites and Twitter
feeds. These are the public pages of the club and will contain updates and news items pertaining to
our club, relevant entities and 4wdriving in general. You can “Like” the Facebook page and “Follow”
the Twitter feed to ensure you receive any updates or notifications.
You can also view the club Facebook page here -: https://www.facebook.com/Brisbane4wdClub
and our Twitter feed here - https://twitter.com/Brisbane4wdClub