Management of Branch Funds

Equestrian Northern Territory (ENT) has two main sources of income; membership and annual peak sporting body funding from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture.

The annual peak sporting body funding enables the NT branch to provide actvities such as:

  • Activities to increase participation in our sport
  • Officials development through training opportunities for volunteers, judges, coaches and officials
  • Branch operational expenses, including staff
  • Stakeholder engagement

Funding is provided on a financial year basis 01 July to 30 June, and reviewed each year with the Department.  How the funding is allocated between various branch activities is also negotiated with the Department.  The Branch is required to provide an acquittal of funds spent at the completion of each funding period, in accordance with the negotiated schedule.

The following information explains how your fees are spent and how this benefits you and our sport. These levies and fees are effective from 1 July 2019.

National Levy

The EA National Administration levy is a portion of your membership allocated to Equestrian Australia for the purpose of administering our sports. The EA National Office is the interface for all international matters. These include overseas competitions, licensing, horse identification, FEI officials, FEI seminars, FEI events held in Australia, World Cup, Australia’s participation in world-wide series, updating of FEI rules etc.


Our national insurance policy, managed through Equestrian Australia, provides personal insurance cover for EA members for injuries sustained whilst engaged in recreational non-income deriving equestrian activities twenty-four (24) hours a day. Full policy details are available at: or by calling Gow Gates on: 1800 811 371.

International Competition and Development Fund (ICDF)

Equestrian Australia has traditionally, through the ICDF, granted funds to projects and events that are within the “International Competitions” category and which further develop the sport in general. Effective from 2018/19 EA reverted this levy back to state branches.

Nominate Electronic Fees

Nominate is EA’s online national membership portal and database. Accordingly Nominate charges a 5.5% fee which supports the delivery of this facility. The database is continually being updated to ensure we hold accurate membership, horse, results and competition details. Nominate also provides an online service for our members to update membership details and enter competitions.


As per Australian Tax Office (ATO) guidelines, one eleventh of all income is remitted to the Australian Tax Office for GST.

The following provides examples of how membership and horse registration fees are impacted by the above mentioned levies and fees:

Membership Fees 

The following table is based on membership fees effective 1/1/20 to 31/12/20 as a guide and to demonstrate the amount retained by the branch on a membership application.  The same fees and levies applies to renewals.

Category Member Pays GST payable to ATO (10%) Nominate Fee (5.5%) National Admin Levy National Insurance Levy ENT Keeps
Competitor - Senior 242.00 22.00 11.47 60.02 59.11 89.40
Competitor - Junior 170.00 15.50 23.08 21.35 21.53 88.54
Participant - Senior 182.00 16.55 10.01 25.41 59.11 70.92
Participant - Junior 138.00 12.55 7.59 12.70 21.53 83.63
Supporter - Official & Other 121.00 11.00 6.65 25.41 59.11 18.83
Sport Affiliate - one event 154.00 14.00 8.47 - - 131.53
Sport Affiliate - two + events 209.00 19.00 11.50 - - 178.50

Horse Registration Fees

The following table is based on fees effective 01/01/2020 to 31/12/20 as a guide and to demonstrate the amount retained by the branch for horse registrations.

Category Member Pays GST payable to ATO (10%) National Levy ENT Keeps
Horse Registration - Full 110.00 10.00 8.86 91.14
Horse Registration - Base 44.00 4.00 2.13 37.87



  2021 Equestrian Northern Territory Membership & Horse Registration Fees