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The main aims of the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria are set out in the About Us page of this website.

The aims or purposes listed are incorporated into the Rules of the Association as registered under the Associations Incorporation Act.

The Association has been established since 1980 and the membership consists of a complete cross-section of the mining community, ranging from hobbyists to professional miners engaged in everything from panning, sluicing and detecting, to smaller scale underground mines.

The Association has  branches throughout the state whose members are always willing to offer advice and assistance. The seven branches hold regular meetings and weekend field trips with a wide variety of prospecting, mining and historical themes.

Membership of the Association will ensure that you are kept aware of what is happening and supporting a body that will not tolerate the theft of the individual right and heritage to prospect, fossick and mine in the State of Victoria.

While membership numbers are extremely healthy we need every single prospector and miner to join and support our efforts.

PMAV membership is cheap. Where else do you get a quality publication (the Eureka Echo), your representations to Government for your occupation or hobby, public relations, legislative watchdog role, problem solving, liaison with all and sundry, field days, various discounts, entry to an exciting AGM site, etc paid for by $50 per year for individuals and their dependent family members, or $30 per year for individual concessional rate and dependent family, or $140 per year corporate membership.

Think about what your membership pays for. Think about the fact that your membership also subsidises those who prospect or mine who are not PMAV members. Put the hard word on anyone you know who is not a member - give them an Echo to read, but point out the application form on this site.

NOTE : New members joining after January 1st and before June 30th in any year pay a pro-rata amount of either $25 individual & family or $15 pensioner & family. This is a pro rata membership which covers six months.

Annual subscriptions are:

Individual and/or Family AUD$ 50.00

New Membership From 1st January to 30th June AUD$ 25.00

Individual Pensioner & or Family AUD$ 30.00

New Pensioner Membership From 1st January to 30th June AUD$ 15.00

Corporate AUD$ 140.00


The Diggers Oath

We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.

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The PMAV is a voluntary organisation which relies on memberships and donations.
Those groups opposing the activities of our members are generally well-funded with a paid workforce – the PMAV is run by passionate volunteers.
We would appreciate any extra help you can give us either in time or money.
Please contact us to volunteer or click here to make a monetary donation.