Refund policy

This policy outlines the guidelines and procedures for the refund of:

  1. Membership fees; 

  2. Competition entry fees 

for members of the Australian Powerlifting Alliance (APA).

1. Membership Refunds

a. New members: Full Refund:

  • Members are entitled to a full refund of their yearly membership fee if a written request for a refund is made within one month of the date of joining APA. If the member has competed in an APA competition, they will be entitled to a pro-rated refund.

b. New members: Pro-rated Refund:

  • If a member applies for a refund more than one month after the date of joining, they will be eligible for a pro-rated refund. This refund will be calculated based on the remaining full months of the membership period from the date of receipt of the written refund request by APA.

c. Renewing Members:

  • For members who are renewing their membership, a pro-rated refund will be provided from the time a written request for a refund is received by APA. This refund will be calculated based on the remaining whole months of the membership period from the date of receipt of the written refund request by APA.

Refund requests must be in writing and submitted to: info@powerliftingalliance.og.au

Please include with your request your name, the email address attached to your membership, and your membership number.

2. Competition Entry Refunds

a. Full Refund:

  • A full refund of the competition entry fee will be provided if a member withdraws from the competition and applies for a refund at least two weeks (14 days) before the scheduled entry closure date of the competition. The request must be received by APA in writing, no less than 14 days prior to the competition closure date. 

b. No Refund:

  • No refund will be issued for competition entry if the withdrawal and refund request is made less than two weeks (14 days) from the scheduled entry closure date of the competition.

c. Event Cancellation:

  • If a competition is cancelled by APA or the Meet Director, competitors will be either:

 (i) eligible for a full refund of their entry fee, regardless of the cancellation date OR 

(ii) can elect to have their entry fee applied to the re-scheduled competition, should that be an option that becomes available 

3. Refund Process

Refund requests for competition entry fees must be in writing and submitted to: info@powerliftingalliance.og.au

Please include with your request your name, the email address attached to your membership, and your membership number, as well as the name and location of the cancelled competition.

Processing of Refunds:

  • Refund requests will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the request. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the transaction.

This policy is subject to periodic review and may be amended at the discretion of the APA Board.

 

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