There are several categories of membership
available to descendants who wish to join the Fellowship.
Pensioner, Student and Junior memberships are
available to those who can provide documentary proof
of direct descent from one or more First Fleet ancestor.
When applying for membership, each prospective member needs
to complete an application form for each First Fleet
ancestor claimed (except where two First Fleeters were
married). A photocopy of the applicant's FULL Birth
Certificate plus a photocopy of sufficient FULL Certificates
or Transcripts (birth, death or marriage) is required to
trace direct descent through each generation back to the
First Fleeter to substantiate the claim.
Once a parentís membership
has been approved, children need only supply an application
form plus a photocopy of their own FULL Birth Certificate to
be granted membership
Associate membership is available to the
spouse/partner of an Ordinary or Pensioner Member. It is not
necessary to complete a separate application form, it is
sufficient to just insert the spouse/partnerís full name at
the bottom of the prospective memberís application form and
supply a copy of the Marriage certificate.
Friend membership is available to adopted or
stepchildren who are ineligible for Ordinary membership in
their own right. People who have been unable to prove
descent from a First Fleeter but have an interest in both
the Fellowship and Australian history are eligible for
Friend membership. First Fleet Friend should complete the
appropriate application form, as available on the Web Site.