Welcome to the Freedom AWD Club of Western Australia
The Freedom All Wheel Drive Club was founded on the 19th of August 2012 as a family oriented 4WD Club for Compact and Standard 4WDs. Our membership reflects a broad cross section of the community with a majority of members driving unmodified medium sized 4wd Vehicles.
The Club is affiliated with the West Australian 4WD Association.
Who Can Join?
Anyone with a registered 4WD or AWD vehicle is eligible for membership. No particular modifications are required.
It must be noted that that due to the nature of some activities and type of terrain covered, drivers of AWDs with no suitable low range 4WD or clearance will potentially be limited in their involvement.
Trips and Activities
The club runs a range of activities throughout the year. Typically, there is at least one trip per month. These range from day runs and overnight/ long weekend camping trips to extended 4 week interstate trips. Visitors are most welcome and depending on their experience will be guided on how to tackle any obstacles that may be encountered.
The majority of club activities are conducted on tracks that are easy to moderate in nature. In many instances, due to the nature of the trip, 4WD is rarely required.
Never Been off Road?
That’s okay. The club has many helpful members with varied levels of experience. Care is taken on trips to ensure new members are advised appropriately and develop skills in some basic 4wding.
How to become a member?
We ask that visitors come along to two meetings and two trips before applying for membership, this gives you a chance to see what the club is all about and also gives us a chance to get to know you. If you are happy then you can apply for membership. The club does not guarantee acceptance of any membership applications.
Want to Learn More? Watch the following Video.
Please note that the maximum number of trips you can attend as a visitor is two. After that you need to become a member.
Membership cost is $80 p/a. There is a once off Admin Fee of $20
On becoming a member, access is provided to our Private Facebook Group as well access to the Club’s Yahoo Groups Emailing system and discussion Forums for communications.
For more Information on becoming a member or up coming events, send us a message via the "contact us" page.
Once a Member
To maintain your membership you need to attend one monthly meeting once every quarter, attend at least 2 trips and lead or co lead at lest 1 trip in a calendar year.
Special conditions may be applied in writing to the committee.
Country members are exempt of meeting attendance requirements.
These occur on the 4th Monday every month (There is no meeting in December)
Next meeting will be on the 23rd March 2020 UPDATE: MEETINGS CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE DUE TO COVID-19
After discussion between the executive committee, we have decided to cancel the general Meeting scheduled for Monday evening 23rd March. We will attempt to reschedule this at a later date, but present concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and uncertainty of what is a safe gathering may delay this. We wish to acknowledge the work put in by member Paul Hemmings in preparation for Monday but feel the risk does not justify continuing with the meeting. In taking this decision we considered some of the members either being in the defined high risk group, or having contact with others considered high risk. It is worth noting that the Manning Centre is also used by many other groups, some of them in the high risk category. At this point in time we will attempt to publish by email to members and on the Facebook site, information about upcoming functions.
President. Freedom All Wheel Drive Club of WA
Location: Manning Senior Citizens Centre
Address: 3 Downey Drive Manning
Feel free to contact us for further information
Benefits of belonging to the Club
The Club offers an opportunity for people with 4WD vehicles and interests in the outdoors to share their experiences and participate in recreational activities as a family focused group. For the inexperienced, this has the added advantage of providing an element of safety and eliminates the risk of being stuck in an isolated part of the bush by yourself. We will make sure you get home!