Join or Renew Your Membership




Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member will put you in touch with Murray owners around Australia. You will get quarterly newsletters and invitations to meetups and events.

Our Annual General Meeting is held annually in October in Moama where we bring our Murray's back to their origins at the Murray River. There are other events held throughout the year, both in Geelong and Melbourne and expanding to other areas.

Your membership fees will be used for running the Association, events for members and opportunities to educate more people about our wonderful breed through expos and shows.

The Association is administered by an elected committee of volunteers.




Selecting the Right Membership for You.

The Murray River Retriever Association offers 2 levels of membership. The entitlements of each are listed in the table below.

The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. New members join to the end of the next financial year who join from 1 April in any year will have their due date extended until June 30 in the year following their application. 


Membership Type Entitlements New Application/ Renewal Price
Single Membership One Adult (1 vote)  $ 20.00
Family Membership 2 Adults and children under 18 living at the same address (1 vote)  $ 35.00


To apply for membership please use the form at the bottom of this page to select your membership and click Register, you will be guided through the form and payment process.

Applications are reviewed by the committee at each monthly meeting for approval and once approval is given your membership will be confirmed via the email address you use to sign up with.

If in the process you choose to pay the fee by direct debit, prompt payment will reduce delays in approval.


All members will be required to acknowledge and abide by the Rules, Code of Conduct and the By-Laws of the Murray River Retriever Association Inc. These are available to review by using the menu link under Membership or clicking on the button below. 

If you have further enquiries please Contact us here or on the Contact page and select membership enquiry.

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After becoming a Member:


Register your Dog!

Once you are signed up and approved, don't leave your dog out - Register him or her too!

Registering your dog/pup helps the future of our breed. It is only through building our Breed Register and encouraging responsible breeding practices that we will be able to attain our mission, to preserve our Murray to as close to its origins as possible. A more comprehensive Breed Register assists us in guiding potential breeders with information on traits,health issues and pairing to reduce interbreeding or breeding with dogs who have come from previous outcrosses.

Registering your dog can also help with some councils if you wish to leave your dog intact for choice or future breeding. 

To register your dog you must already be an approved member.

Dog Registration is $10 per dog and is a lifetime registration.

How to Register Your Dog

1) Log into your account using the Login button at the top of the page. 

2) Navigate to the Members Only Menu on the website

3) Select Dog Registration and complete the form and payment steps


Becoming a Recognised Breeder

Breeders are a special part of the Murray River Retriever family as without them we wouldn't have our treasured breed.

 Recognised Breeder status

Recognises you as a Breeder in the Association.

Breeders may operate their breeding activities under a prefix or  their own name.

Breeders agree to operate under the Rules of the Association and should be familiar with the Breed Description and the Dog Register Rules

Breeders from different households may breed under one prefix,  however each additional household will need to have a current    Single or Family membership.

Recognised Breeders will be listed on the Recognised Breeder page to assist puppy purchasers.

Includes registration of 1 dog to be used for breeding.

*Application Fee


*Please note: Recognised Breeder status is automatically cancelled on lapsing of the linked Single or Family membership. To renew the application process will need to be completed again including paying the associated fee.

How to Become a Recognised Breeder

1) Log into your account using the Login button at the top of the page. 

2) Navigate the Membership Level selection at the bottom of this page

3) Select Recognised Breeder and complete the form and payment steps



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