What is Z.E.R.T.?

Z.E.R.T. Australia is an organisation that uses the Zombie as a metaphor for any one of numerous natural or man made disasters that may occur in our lives. It seeks to bring together like-minded people who have an interest in being prepared for any such situation through basic bushcraft and survival training, remote medical skills and knowledge and understanding of the environment.

What is a Squadron and a Call Sign?

Members are divided into Squadrons. A Squadron is an area/country represented by a letter/s, for example, Q Squadron represents Australia. Each member of Z.E.R.T. is assigned a Call Sign and a Squadron designation. The Call Sign highlights the time you joined the unit, the letter is where you are located.

What does “P” mean in a call sign?

The letters QP prior to a call sign were only awarded to the first 30 founding members “Plank Owners” (e.g. XP001 = West Coast of America, founding member number 001, aka “The Boss”!)

What is a “Plank Owner?”

Plank Owner is a term used by the United States Navy. The origin of the term is the implication that a crew member was around when the ship was being built and therefore has bragging rights to the “ownership” of one of the planks in the main deck!

How can I find members in my area?

Members can find other members located in their area by requesting access to their respective Facebook Squadron/State Page. See Squadrons page for each Squadron/State Facebook Page

What age do you have to be to join Z.E.R.T.?

There is no age limit to become a member of Z.E.R.T. our youngest member was just a few minutes old!

Are patches something that can be earned via training courses or are they just really cool patches for sale?

Irregular Warfare and N.S.S. are patches that cannot be purchased but must be earned. Check Out how you can get your hands on them!

Does my Z.E.R.T. shopping cart login information give me access to the forums?

No. The forums are separate from your shopping cart login and you must register individually on our forum.

When will I receive my order?

Many of our Z.E.R.T. products are made to order, so it can take up to 3 weeks prior to shipping. You will receive an email confirmation when your order has shipped

Can I give a membership as a gift?

Yes, just enter the recipient’s info in the SHIPPING fields and add a note in the “Order Notes” section that it is a gift for (enter person’s name).

What if there is a problem with my order?

Use the Contact Us page and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I place an item on back order?

Yes, you will be notified when your order has shipped.

What if the item I want is out of stock?

Items sometimes do run out. We typically blast it out on Facebook and the forum when items are available.