Who can be a member of the ACA?
To be eligible for membership of the ACA you must:
- Have held, or hold, a Cricket Australia Contract
- Have held, or hold, a State or Rookie Contract with any of the six State Associations
- Have held, or hold, a contract with an W/BBL Team
- Have played in any open men's State cricket team (i.e. Sheffield Shield / Pura Cup; Gillette / FAI / Mercantile Mutual / ING / Ford Ranger Cup / KFC Twenty20 Big Bash; or matches against touring international teams)
- Have played in any open women’s State cricket team (i.e. National 1st XI Championships or WNCL)
- Be a Kerry Packer Award recipient (for outstanding contribution to the ACA)
What are the ACA Membership categories?
The ACA has three membership categories for eligible members:
Paid on an annual basis with members receiving access to the ACA's suite of member benefits for the membership year.
A one off payment that covers membership of the ACA for life.
Honorary Life Membership
Members can receive honorary life membership through the Kerry Packer Award, introduced to recognise and honour individuals who have served the ACA in an outstanding capacity.
Should you know of a former teammate yet to become a member of the ACA, please make them aware of the many benefits associated with an ACA membership.
What benefits can ACA members access?
As an ACA member, you receive access to a range of programs, services, discounts and benefits.
Discounts on national brands including Oakley, Kookaburra, Harvey Norman and Qantas Club and many more.
Access to over 4,500 dining, shopping and travel discounts with our partner Frequent Values.
Access to a fully catered day at the cricket providing an opportunity to engage with former teammates and players of all eras.
Coaching & Game Development Opportunities
Game Development Program
A chance to coach and mentor at grassroots level to inspire kids, club and coaches.
Premier Cricket Program
A chance to apply knowledge and experience as a coach or player in Australia’s Premier competitions.
Elite Coaching Program
Subsidies for coach accreditation courses.
Opportunity to attend regional tours to promote and grow the game.
Health Support Services
Past Player Health & Wellbeing Grants
Annual grants to contribute to health, wellbeing, career or education costs. Typically used for gym or sports club membership, Health Insurance premiums and Education or training costs.
Past Player Medical Support Scheme
Out of pocket costs reimbursed for hospital visits.
Additional reimbursements available to members in need requiring more significant procedures.
Health Fair Days
Free annual health service providing skin, eyes, bone and general health check-ups.
Regional Skin Checks
Subsidised skin cancer checks for past player members living in regional and remote areas.
Free counselling for members and partners through Relationships Australia.
National Wellbeing Network
Support for current or recently off-contract players facilitated through PDM’s and the ACA.
Player Hardship Fund
The Player Hardship Fund exists to support members and immediate families in genuine hardship.