Cost and Uniform

Guiding Costs

  • Unit Subs: A small fee may be collected weekly or by the term to cover unit activities and equipment - this will vary from Unit to Unit. 
  • Handbook: Girls and Leaders will need to purchase a handbook. Separated into age groups, derived from developmental stages (plus one generic handbook for Leaders), the handbooks are designed to ensure success at every stage of the Guiding journey. Jam-packed with fun ideas and new badge challenges, these books are a wealth of information for Leaders and trace a Guide’s journey.
  • Events: Camps and outings are available at an extra fee. Leaders usually advise of these events early to allow you to budget for them. An average outdoor camp starts at around $30.00 for a weekend. 
  • Support Group: The Support Group may charge a levy to assist with maintenance costs and may reduce the amount of fundraising required. 
  • Leaders: Membership and uniform costs may be paid for in part by the District. Contact the District Manager for more details. 
  • Fundraising: Guides may also do fundraising activities at times to help with the above costs.

Membership Fees

Girl Guides Tasmania has an annual membership fee which includes insurance. Below are these membership fees as of 1 January 2016.

Membership Type Annual Fee
Youth (1st year) $155.00
Youth Renewal $135.00
2nd Daughter (1st year) $155.00
2nd Daughter Renewal $135.00
3rd or more daughters or renewal nil
Adult (1st year) $100.00
Adult Renewal $80.00
Support Group/DMT $40.00
Trefoil Guild Members $50.00
Platypus newsletter Subscription 
(included with adult membership)
$20.00

The Guide Uniform

A Uniform is worn by members all over Australia to create a sense of unity and to identify them as Guides. The Guide uniform includes polo shirts and a blue shirt (for teens) or a striped shirt (for adults) and are to be worn with navy pants. Black sneakers, closed-in shoes or sandals as appropriate are required for footwear. Youth members also wear a sash which displays badges they have achieved.

Other optional items available include jackets, hoodies, hats and bags. A complete list of available items, prices and ordering information can be found in the  GGA Uniform Information Booklet. This booklet also provides a helpful sizing chart and information on uniform guidelines and badge placement. For more details and costs of uniform items contact Guide House in store.

Some Districts may maintain a second hand uniform pool.


Uniform FAQ's 

Still have some questions regarding the new uniform? Read the Uniform Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Badge Placement

Girl Guides Australia also provides resources that outlines the uniform Sash Badge Placement