Membership

ParraPals welcomes new members aged 55 and over, whether retired or still working.
Some of our members are in their 80s, so don’t let age be a barrier to learning new skills, having fun and meeting new friends!

Tech Savvy Seniors ParraPals Members using iPhone

Our Members

All our courses and activities are held during daylight hours to avoid the need for any night-time travel. We welcome City of Parramatta residents as well as seniors from other areas who can travel to Parramatta by car or public transport.

ParraPals offers courses suitable for absolute beginners through to more experienced students looking to expand their skills. We also convene a variety of ongoing Special Interest Groups that provide members with the chance to meet up regularly and continue to develop their abilities. If you’re keen to participate but are not sure where to begin, feel free to contact us for some guidance on how to get started. If you’re eager to learn new technology skills, we have a course that will suit you.

ParraPals booking member into course

Fees

Membership of the club is required to participate in classes and other events. Because we are a volunteer organisation we try to keep our course fees as low as possible. Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings if you’d like to assess the group’s suitability for you.

Club membership involves an initial $5 joining fee and an annual $20 fee. Membership expires on 30th June each year and if joining between January and May, the annual fee is reduced to $10. If joining in June, your $20 fee covers you until June the following year. Membership fees cover the club’s running costs which include relevant insurance cover, purchase and maintenance of furniture, computer equipment and software, and phone and internet connections. Course fees vary depending on duration but are all very reasonable and include a comprehensive course manual. Fees for each course are shown in each term’s timetable, the most recent of which can be viewed here.

How to Book into ParraPals Courses

Joining

To join ParraPals, download the application form here or obtain a copy from our office. Simply print the form, complete your details and return it to the club together with your joining and membership fees.

Payment Methods:

  • In person by cash or cheque at our offices located at level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta (above the Parramatta Library). It is advisable to ring the office on 8628 0947 before coming in to confirm someone is available to receive your payment. We are unable to accept credit card or EFTPOS payments at our office.
  • Cheques can also be posted to Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors, PO Box 3102, Parramatta NSW 2124.
  • By EFT, if you use internet banking, to Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors Inc., BSB 062 223, Account 1079 0857. Please put your name in the payee reference field and email our Treasurer at treasurer@parramattacps.org.au to advise of your payment including your name and the amount paid.

Payment of course fees is required two weeks before the course starts to ensure the course proceeds and to secure your place in it. Each class caters for up to six students. For more information on booking courses, click here.

ParraPals is a proud member of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association.

Join ParraPals today and discover the world of fun, entertainment, convenience and communication that technology can bring to your life.

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