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MJOC frequently Asked Questions
MJOC frequently Asked Questions
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Do I have to Own A Jeep to Join MJOC?
Do I have to Own A Jeep to Join MJOC?

The Melbourne Jeep Owners Club is a club for all Jeep owners but we do allow non-Jeep vehicles that are 4WD. This is subject o a maximium number not exceeding 10% of the total membership. So if you are a freind of an existing MJOC member or just like the way MJOC does things feel free to enquire about membership. If we are below the 10% threshold you can join.

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How much does it cost to Join MJOC?
How much does it cost to Join MJOC?

Membership Fees

Membership Fees are for 12 months and are renewable annually.

A once off joining fee applies.

 

Family Membership 

Includes primary member and spouse or partner plus children under 18

Both primary member and spouse / partner have full benefits and voting rights


Single Membership

Single Membership includes primary member. Spouse or partner have benefits such as free training but do not have any voting rights.


MJOC Joining Fee

The MJOC Joining fee is only payable once upon initial joining of the club.


Family Membership $120.00

Once Off Joining Fee $150.00

Total Payable on Joining $270.00



Single Membership $100.00

Once Off Joining Fee $150.00

Total Payable on Joining $250.00


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Is the Melbourne Jeep Owners Club a Not For Profit?
Is the Melbourne Jeep Owners Club a Not For Profit?

Yes. MJOC is a Not For Profit organisation registered in the State of Victoria.

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I forgot to pay my membership renewal, what do I do?
I forgot to pay my membership renewal, what do I do?

It happens to all of us at some time or another. Life can be busy. Dont stress you can just go to your member profile and renew your membership. You would have recieved email reminders to so just find the renewal notice and follow the directions. Yo will also be able to retain your old membership number if it has not been too long.

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MJOC Frequently Asked Questions
MJOC Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need a Modified Jeep to Join MJOC?
Do I need a Modified Jeep to Join MJOC?

You do not need to have a modified vehicle to participate in club training or trips, but there is a few items you will need to check before the training.

The club has all the recovery gear that will be used during training so no need to race out and buy anything , yet! This information applies to non-Jeeps participating also.

Before attending training you will need to check a few things as shown below;



  • Suitable or rated recovery points front and rear. (most Jeeps have a factory recovery hook on the rear passenger side)
  • If you have a tow bar reciever remove the tow ball but leave the holding pin in the receiver. This can be used for recovery at the rear.
  • Check your tyre condition and ensure you have reasonable tread depth for wet conditions.
  • We also have hand held UHF radios and if you dont have one you can discuss what you need with our trainers before going and purchasing something.
  • Check the operation of your 4WD system and Low range operation. Check your owners handbook for instructions on this procedure
  • If you car has a low fascia panel at the front such as the WK2 Grand Cherokee you will need to remove the lower section. This is removable. Instructions are in your handbook.
  • Any low side steps should alsoo be removed for four wheel drive terrain as they are easily damaged. Rock Sliders are ok.
  • Full details are in your New member Guide


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i have just joined MJOC What do I do now?
i have just joined MJOC What do I do now?

Just Joined?

Congratulations!

Now you need to check out the New Members Page for all the information you need to know.

when you first join your members hip status is 'New' and this status will change to 'Full"membership once you hae completed your training. You will then be able to book on Medium, Difficult and Very Difficult trips.

Download your members Induction Guide. You will need to do this before doing the MJOC Proficiency 4WD Training course.

Check out hw the club works and what you need to participate on training and trips.


New Members Page

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What is the difference between MJOC and a Facebook Group?
What is the difference between MJOC and a Facebook Group?

What is the difference between a Social Media Group of Facebook group and a club like the Melbourne Jeep Owners Club (MJOC)?

Clubs like MJOC are affiliated with Four wheel Drive Victoria (FWDV) who are the peak body for four wheel drivers in Victoria. They have been working to ensure we have access to 4WD tracks for almost 50 Years and have built strong relationships with all levels of Government and land management bodies in Victoria.


Social media groups have no affiliations with a peak body.

Social media groups dont have insurances for members or trip leaders.

Social media groups dont offer professional 4WD training free to members.

Social media groups dont have trained Trip Leaders

Social media groups dont have formalised rated trips, its pretty much open slather and who knows what may happen out there.


MJOC trips are planned and run by experienced and trained Trip Leaders who ensure evrything runs smoothly and safely.

MJOC member participate in formalised 4WD Driver training as well as Winch training and more advanced levels of training courses.

Our affliation with FWDV provides us with substancial insurance protection should something nasty happen on a club trip. Our insurances are detailed below.


COMBINED PUBLIC PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE

Description of Business: Events and activities of Four Wheel Drive Victoria that have been approved as Four Wheel Drive Victoria and/or Club Activities, including but not limited to community volunteer work, training days, events, four wheel drive trips, attendance at and participation in trade shows, expos and club association meetings and events. 


Insured: Four Wheel Drive Victoria and its affiliated Clubs and Members. 

Limit of Liability: Public Liability $20,000,000 

Products Liability $20,000,000 

Property in Physical or Legal $ 250,000 Control of the Insured 


Deductible: $500 each and every claim Liberty International Underwriters. 

Insurer: Liberty International Underwriters. 

This policy is designed to protect FWDV and its Affiliated Clubs by responding to claims for compensation made against it for negligence causing bodily injury and/or property damage, for which FWDV and its Affiliated Clubs are legally liable, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

Any person, including a member, has the right to make a claim against the policy if they are injured or have suffered damage to their property at a FWDV/Affiliated Club approved event, provided that the injury or damage to property is the result of FWDV and/or its Affiliated Clubs' negligence. This includes bodily injury or damage to property caused by another member of FWDV and/or its Affiliated Clubs. 

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Does MJOC have Public Liability Insurance?
Does MJOC have Public Liability Insurance?

Four Wheel Drive Victoria Insurance

 

COMBINED PUBLIC PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE


page2image1763862576Description of Business:

Insured: Four Wheel Drive Victoria and its affiliated Clubs and Members.

Limit of Liability: 

Public Liability $20,000,000

Products Liability $20,000,000

Property in Physical or Legal Control of the Insured $250,000

Deductible: $1,500 each and every claim

Insurer: Lloyds of London (Beazley Furlonge Limited & AXIS)

Events and activities of Four Wheel Drive Victoria that have been approved as Four Wheel Drive Victoria and/or Club Activities, including but not limited to community volunteer work, training days, events, four wheel drive trips, attendance at and participation in trade shows, expos and club association meetings and events.


Personal Accident Insurance Coverage is detailed on the Four Wheel Drive Victoria Website along with how to make a claim etc. 

Please follow the link below.


FWDV Insurance

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What is MJOC's Policy Regarding the Environment?
What is MJOC's Policy Regarding the Environment?

Great Question!

Mjoc follow the principles of Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace of Your Visit.


Make sure to follow Tread Lightly principles when out in the bush.

They are:

🚙Take out what you take in. Even clean up the mess of others.

🚙Stay on formed tracks.

🚙Drive with minimal impact on 4WD tracks.

🚙Extinguish campfires with cold water until cold to the touch.

🚙Leave no trace of your visit.

🚙Be considerate of other bush users.

🚙Educate yourself, do a 4WD driving course.

🚙Let someone know before you go, don't travel alone


For further information about Tread Lightly visit the Trad Lighjtly USA website here.


Tread Lightly USA

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I have an old Jeep does MJOC have a club permit scheme?
I have an old Jeep does MJOC have a club permit scheme?

The Melbourne Jeep Owners Club – Club Permit Scheme

As a benefit to members the club offers the Vicroads Club Permit Scheme (CPS) for members who own a vehicle that is more than 25 years old and is in a roadworthy condition. The Permit allows for either 45 or 90 days of use per year


The Club has Policies and Procedures in place, which deal with how the Club Permit Scheme runs within our Club and considers members obligations and compliance with Vicroads rules and regulations. To ensure members understand the above responsibility and the Vicroads Log Book system, on application members sign and undergo a written contractual agreement to follow the policies and procedures of the MJOC CPS which includes taking responsibility for any possible modifications and maintaining the vehicle in roadworthy condition.


The scheme is only available to current financial members and members must remain financial to maintain inclusion in the CPS. A lapse of membership may result in vehicle becoming unregistered after 14 days or more. 


Check out the details


Club Permit Scheme

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Does MJOC have a Code Of Ethics?
Does MJOC have a Code Of Ethics?

MJOC Code of Ethics

  1. Protect and respect the public image of the club
  2. Drive in a safe and responsible manner by only driving on formed tracks and in approved, permitted areas
  3. Follow and respect safe driving and recovery protocols
  4. Care for the environment by avoiding sensitive areas to protect them for use by future generations
  5. Avoid damaging tracks by minimising excessive wheel spin which creates deeper holes and ruts
  6. Leave no trace of your visit – by leaving places, picnic spots and camp sites cleaner than you found them
  7. Respect the rights, peace and solitude of other recreational users
  8. When driving in or visiting cultural, heritage or environmental areas take care to protect and respect them and abide by any applicable laws or regulations
  9. Extinguish campfires with water until cold and follow all fire restrictions
  10. Respect the club Trip Leader and club convoy procedures


So, you have checked us out, now click here and Join MJOC.

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