Information for New and Current Members

Membership of the GSDCV has lots of benefits for you and your dog.

As a member of the GSDCV, most importantly you can attend weekly branch training with your dog or puppy and share with like minded people the fun of training and enjoying socialisation with your dog.
By becoming a member of the GSDCV our various facilities are available to you. Our branches provide training by qualified instructors in many areas including:
– Puppy socialisation (from 8 weeks old)
– Obedience training – from basic control to competing in the trial ring and associated titles
– Show training
– Tracking
– And lots of fun social events

The club can provide breeding guidance by way of its breed surveyors and the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia (GSDCA) Breed Improvement Schemes.
The Club also runs Funday competitions, breed shows, obedience trials and Social activities. For further information, contact your local branch

The GSDCV is actively involved in, fully supports and encourages at local council level the Responsible Dog ownership program.
Membership also includes you receiving 8 editions each year of the GSDCV Shepherd News that is full of interesting and informative information about the club, its members and activities within Victoria.
You also receive 4 editions of the Shepherd Quarterly Review, the national magazine of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia (GSDCA) that reports specific information on the GSD breed within Australia.
Contact our membership officer (email) for more detailed information about becoming a member, or speak with your local branch manager about becoming a member of the GSDCV. It will be very worthwhile !

Membership Application Form

Membership Application Forms are available at your local training branch, where you will be advised of the fees to pay. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to GSDCV Inc) or credit card. Attend your branch on your first day and you will be able to complete and make payment.

‘Shepherd News’ Magazine Subscription Application Form (for non-members)

If you would like to subscribe to the GSDCV’s newsletter ‘The German Shepherd News’, an 28 page magazine published 8 times each year, download the application form here, complete and send it to us with payment !


You may renew and PAY your membership ONLINE. Visit our renewal page