How To Register

There are a variety of reasons why bands should choose to register with the Band Association of NSW (BANSW). For some bands, it is to compete but for others, it may be to take up one of the services that we provide.

Did you know that your registration fees assist the BANSW with the covering of costs for the following activities?

  • Operating the Association office
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Insurance Expenses and Financial Expenses
  • Subsidising Workshops
  • Contest Expenses

As a registered band, you have access to the following services:

  • Entry to National and State Contests (Solos and Bands)
  • Public Liability Insurance Scheme
  • APRA/AMCOS Association Licence
  • Workshops
  • Create NSW Grants
  • Music Library … and much more!

New bands registering for the first time must complete an Application to Join the Association in addition to the registration documents listed below. Download all documentation from Rules and Forms. Registering with BANSW is easy and can be broken down into the following categories: Community Bands and School Bands.

Community Band Registrations


 Registration with the Association is on an annual basis with fees due at the beginning of the year. Existing members of the Association can commence renewing their membership from October for the next year. A band has up to 6 weeks before any National or State recognised Contest to register players.

The current Registration fees are $12.50, including GST per player with a minimum of $125.00 (up to 10 players).

The Registrar will issue a listing to existing registered community bands in October and Band Secretaries should nominate the players for renewal by using the Band Login portal.

New members (including transfers from other registered bands) are required to complete a registration voucher

Upload of the summary of the registrations and any new registration vouchers is through the band login portal.

Go to the Band Login and nominate the players you wish to renew.

For guidance on using the Band Login Portal, please Email the Registrar.

School Representative Bands & School Bands (Primary and High School)

A school student can register with a School Band, a Community Band and a School Representative Band run by the Department of Education. The cost of registering a School Band is $150 per year (incl GST). School Representative Bands are registered as a community band but with a fixed registration fee of $300 (incl GST).

From 2019, BANSW looks to make it even easier for school bands to register. Existing registered school bands will have an invoice issued in February for the current registration fee. If an existing band is not looking to compete in a contest in 2019, please advise the Association Secretary.

A student list will only need to be submitted by the Band Administrator just before the Contest that they have entered (dates advised by the Contest Administrator). The authorised list should be from the Principal or Vice-Principal, confirming that students are all enrolled at the school. As per By-Law 18D, registration for School and Representative bands are slightly different in that a new student joining the band can be registered to play in a Contest up to 24 hours before the Contest once the Principal has confirmed that the student enrolled at the school.

Here is a template of the student listing. School Listing.

Payment for Registration Fees

Registration fees can be paid by either EFT or cheque (invoice can be raised on request if required).

Name: Band Association of NSW
Bank: NAB Miranda
BSB: 08-2367
Account: 03896-4016

Cheque payments should be mailed to:
PO Box 550, Jannali NSW 2226 for the Attention of the Treasurer.