All documents are in PDF format and can be read on screen, downloaded or printed.
To access the file, click on the link, then read, save or print it as required.
All documents are the property of the GCA. They are listed under the relevant Menu pages.
A quick list that maybe helpful:
Our Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
Just scroll down to a comprehensive list of Insurance questions that provide immediate answers.
Details of our very helpful Insurance Officer David Gemmell and important Insurance documents are further down this page.
The Future of Your Club
What are you doing to assure the Future of your club? Let us help.
Click HERE to EMAIL our Education Officer Margaret Watts for more information & advice.
For Affiliated Member Secretaries
FORM 1 RE-AFFILIATION TAX INVOICE Now Due for 2019
FORM 2 2018 Insurance Renewal December Now Due 2019
FORM 3 OUR GARDENS Order The Quarterly Magazine for your Club
Trident Association Liability Insurance Information Sheet See the Q& A section of this page (Do we have a Director’s and Officers Liability Insurance?) for the GCA Insurance Officer’s answer.
OUR GARDENS Order Your Personal Copy or a Friend Great Christmas Present for a special person in the club or friend,
- For more information & advice concerning the GCA Privacy Statement, click HERE to EMAIL our Privacy Officer.
Incorporating Your Club
Click on this link for the various State laws of INCORPORATING YOUR CLUB OR ASSOCIATION.
The Commonwealth Privacy Act
These days we all need to be aware of the Commonwealth Privacy Act.
Click on this link to go to the relevant website.
Anything you wish to enquire about Insurance, please contact our Insurance Officer by clicking on this link.
No, The GCA’s policies have a common annual due date which is 30th April each year.
“Garden Clubs of Australia is not offering blanket Directors and Officers Insurance protection owing to the complex nature of the application and the limited number of clubs that have expressed interest”
We have however secured detail of suitable coverage through our brokers, Trident and the product information sheet show here explains the coverage provided.
There is also an information sheet at Trident forms here which is detailed and should be forwarded to Belinda Caunt whose contact details are on the Information sheet.
Should you prefer you can arrange similar insurance coverage through your own contacts.
Regards GCA Insurance Officer
Important Insurance documents for your Club to download
2018 Form 2 Insurance Renewal September (Insurance Renewal)
Thank you for your support and the request for our Insurance cover for your affiliated group.
Do you have any questions concerning Insurance Cover?
Send an email to our: Insurance Officer or telephone David on (02) 6554 2269
It is very important that you notify any change of postal address.
An administrative fee of $25 for a replacement Insurance document, will levied if notification of change of address, prior to April 1 of the current year’s Insurance document was not provided.
Services & Affiliation
Membership (Affiliation) to The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc is available to any garden club or gardening oriented organisation. There are many benefits for affiliated clubs including a listing on the “Find a Club” pages on this site, and the right to advertise your event on the “Diary Dates” page.
The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc (GCA) is an umbrella organisation established to provide encouragement and support for the many autonomous local garden clubs functioning throughout Australia. A significant part of that support is the provision of affordable insurance at a national level which otherwise local clubs would find prohibitive.
Over 700 clubs are affiliated with the GCA and many community gardens are included. The majority of affiliates are Garden Clubs formed by people with a love of gardening, principally their own gardens, to share and further their experience. In recent years, community gardens have also joined in numbers, because of the insurance available.
The GCA provides help and assistance in setting up and the running of a club if required, as well as education. For further information and enquiries email the GCA Secretary. For enquiries on affiliation email the GCA Membership Secretary or telephone Deidre on 0407 268 163.
More on Insurance
Our Insurance Officer can be contacted for further details, email David Gemmell or telephone David on 02 6554 2269.
A very competitive and favourable insurance policy under The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc Master Insurance Scheme is available to affiliated clubs.
The insurance Scheme offers Public Liability, Product Liability and Accident Insurance for its members, and is legal and effective across all Australian States and Territories.
Two amendments to forms have been made as follows:
1. Trident Event Proposal Form 2019 Click Here.
2. Frequently Asked Questions with drop down answers are set out for you above.
3. An amendment to our Incident Report Form can also be downloaded here.
Our Gardens is the quarterly magazine of the Garden Clubs of Australia Inc and each issue features articles by well-known garden writers and regular contributors on plant cultivation, garden history, flower arranging, book reviews and horticultural events. The magazine is available to members of affiliated clubs through their own club secretary but is also available by direct subscription. Enquiries are welcome from potential advertisers of products of interest to gardeners or flower arrangers etc. Click here to connect to the Page for further details.
The website provides information about Garden Clubs of Australia including a list of all affiliated member clubs. Seasonal Tips are provided on a regular basis, and the “Diary Dates” page details coming events. The “Links” page lists interesting sites to visit, and the “Sales” page provides a list of items that may be purchased through the GCA. The website is updated at least weekly by the GCA webmaster. If you want something on your club highlighted send in a few images and/or a tale or two about what your club’s up to these days. It is a great chance to see what others are doing in our gardening world.
Apologies to those who are having difficulties with the Insurance contacts. Our Insurance Officer is David Gemmell and he can be emailed by clicking here or telephoning 02 6554 2269
Shire Councils, Clubs and other organisations that hold garden or flower competitions may obtain information from the GCA judges list including names of available judges, by contacting the Judges Registrar. There are over 50 judges and convenors from judging associations listed, giving competition organisers a range of skills and qualifications to choose from. Affilated clubs can obtain their own complete list of Registered Judges.
Judges Courses are arranged periodically through the GCA to train potential garden judges from members of Affiliated clubs.
lick here to link to that page.