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Membership

New members are always welcome.

Applications for new membership must be in writing and approved by the Board of Management.

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The Club

melbourne across yarra-w120The Melbourne Friendship Force Club, founded in 1997, is part of the international non-profit organisation of Friendship Force International. Our members consist of working, semi-retired and retired people with a wide range of interests.

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Who We Are

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What We Do

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Our Region

melbourne-w120Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, situated on the Eastern seaboard of Australia in the State of Victoria. With a population of over 4 million, Melbourne has become a cosmopolitan metropolis.

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About Australia

Australia is a large and beautiful country and most ambassadors (visitors) travel long distances to visit us. We encourage all visitors to take the opportunity to see as much of this wonderful and unique country which is beautiful in many different ways.

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Our Themed Activity History

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Journeys

thumb international-exchangeWe call our Travel trips, Journeys (alias Exchanges), and The Melbourne Friendship Force club has one OUTBOUND journey and at least one INBOUND journey each year. Journeys provide an opportunity for Ambassadors (visitor) and hosts to form friendships through home hospitality spending a week as part of a hosting family, sharing meals, conversation and sightseeing.

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Our Inbound Journeys

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Our Outbound Journeys

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Past Journey Programs

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Journey Program Images

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Travel and Medical Insurance

All Friendship Force ambassadors are required to secure adequate travel and medical insurance to cover emergencies during their journeys (alias exchanges).

All Friendship Force ambassadors are required to secure adequate travel and medical insurance to cover emergencies during their journeys.

This requirement can be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

  1. Through the ambassador’s existing insurance policy if it covers international travel,
  2. By purchasing a separate travel insurance package from the ambassador’s preferred insurance provider.

The Ambassador Application and Agreement form includes the following statement:

“I hereby agree to secure adequate travel and medical insurance for the duration of the journey.”

Evidence of appropriate cover must be shown to your Ambassador Coordinator (alias Exchange Director) prior to commencing travel on the journey.