Why join CHERPA? Here’s how you can benefit:
> Customer Trust
As Australia’s peak body for household rental companies, CHERPA is determined to help rid the industry of rogues and unscrupulous operators. Our strict accreditation standards on education, experience and ethics let consumers rent with confidence from CHERPA members.
In the near future, CHERPA will run public relations campaigns to encourage renters to always deal with a CHERPA member. We anticipate consumers will soon be asking if you are a CHERPA member.
CHERPA will develop additional marketing campaigns to specifically promote its members. Visitors to our site will be able to search our index of CHERPA members. We will also provide guidance for new rental clients via our website and Facebook, advising them to do business only with reputable operators such as our members.
> Industry Information
We keep a very close eye on the industry. CHERPA will always keep members informed about emerging issues and developments that may impact their operations, and will provide instruction to members to help ensure they comply with the letter and spirit of relevant laws and regulations.
We plan for CHERPA to be recognised as an authority in the household goods rental industry. We will connect with government, regulators, media, and consumer groups, and work to positively influence policy development at all levels. As a CHERPA member, your voice will be actively sought when it comes to developing these policies and presenting our position.
> Professional Development
CHERPA membership will grant you access to professional development programs and industry events arranged by CHERPA. Membership will also broaden your contacts and business networks, and increase your professional recognition amongst your industry peers.
> Association Governance
Members will be eligible to stand for election to CHERPA’s board and participate in the governance of the association.
> Financial Benefits
The CHERPA Member Benefits Program will offer discounts on a wide variety of lifestyle and business services and products, including but not limited to:
- Legal and Compliance Services
- Travel & Accommodation
Ready to join CHERPA?
Before you apply to join CHERPA, you need to determine what class of Membership you wish to apply for.
Classes of Membership
A) Corporate Member
A corporate member is any person ( business, company or other legal entity) who conducts a consumer household equipment rental business and is either the holder of an ACL with respect to its consumer household equipment rental business, or is exempt under the Law from holding a license.
B) Associate Member
An associate member is any person (business, company or other legal entity) who conducts its consumer household equipment rental business under the authority of a third party who either holds an ACL with respect to the consumer household equipment rental business, or is exempt under the Law from holding a license.
C) Observer Member
An observer member is any person or legal entity that supports or has an interest in supporting the Association but does not conduct a consumer household equipment rental business.
To view the current schedule of Membership Fees CLICK HERE
To complete the on-line CHERPA Membership Application Form CLICK HERE