• Ordinary Members of the I.O.J.D.A Association must have resided in Lightning Ridge for at least six (6) months, and must reside in Lightning Ridge for at least six (6) months of each calendar year.
• The Executive Committee of the I.O.J.D.A. Association must be permanent residents of Lightning Ridge, and must reside in Lightning Ridge for at least nine (9) months in each calendar year.
• Associate members shall not be entitled to attend and vote at General Meetings of the association, including the annual general meeting. Associate members need not be Lightning Ridge residents. Known as “Friends of I.O.J.D.A”, associate members shall pay a fee of 50% of the membership fee of the association.
• Life members
a) Members are eligible for election to Life Membership if the following requirements are met;
(i) The member has rendered outstanding service to the association and has exhibited exceptional, unusual or distinguished merit.
(ii) The member has been elected to Life Membership by a resolution, carried by two thirds majority of those present and voting at a general meeting,
follow the submission of a recommendation for Lightning Ridge membership to such meeting from the Committee of Management.
b) A person elected as a Life Member shall be relieved from payment of a membership subscription or levies but shall have all the rights and privileges of ordinary members.
• Honorary members
a) Honorary Membership without payment of any subscription may be granted by the Committee of Management to any person over the age of sixteen (16) years provided s/he is one of the following;
(i) Any representative or prominent citizen visiting the district for so special occasion.
(ii) A member of one of the Houses of Parliament of New South Wales of the Commonwealth of Australia.
b) The board shall have the power to cancel the Honorary Membership of any person at any time without assigning any reason.