The Conservation Council ACT Region is a peak body representing environmental groups whose main purpose is conservation and protection of the environment. Our Member Groups represent over 15,000 people. The collective strength that comes from a united and connected membership enables us to provide leadership and be a voice for the environment. Our Member Groups contribute to creating a healthy environmental future for Canberra and its region.

Become a Member Group

 Community environmental and conservation groups are encouraged to apply for a membership of Conservation Council ACT Region. By becoming a Member Group of the Conservation Council you will join a network of environment groups and other organisations in the Canberra region who work for a better environmental future.

Requirements for Membership

 The requirements for membership are set out in the Conservation Council constitution and include that “An organisation will only be eligible to be a member organisation if:

  • (i) the organisation’s primary activities include any aspect of conservation or environmental protection as stipulated in the objectives of the association.
  • (ii) the organisation has at least 10 members or is a federation of organisations the constituent membership of which have a total membership of at least 10.”

The Board considers and must approve membership of the Conservation Council so please enclose your Constitution if incorporated or attach a brief statement of the mission, aim or objectives of your organisation. Written applications are required for Board consideration so please fill out our Member Group Application Form if you would like to join our environmental network.

 Associate Membership

Organisations and corporations with an identified purpose of purposes that include any aspect of conservation or environmental protection as stipulated in the objectives of the council are able to apply for an Associate Membership of the Council. Associate membership does not apply to individuals nor to organisations that are eligible to become members of the Council. More information on becoming an Associate Member can be found here.

To apply for an Associate Membership please complete this form and return it to 

 Renewing your Membership

A renewal notice will be sent out via email to each member group representative in July. Please follow the link and instructions in the email to renew your membership or contact us if you haven’t received the email. To ensure that we have up-to-date contact details if your representatives change during the year please contact us to update them. We send email correspondence and our email member group newsletter to these representatives.

 Membership Fees

The Conservation Council ACT Region has three levels of membership:

  • Small Group: Under 50 members – $75
  • Medium Group: 51-100 members – $120
  • Large Group: Over 100 members – $140

Membership fees are annual and member groups are required to renew their membership each financial year.

Room Bookings

Member Groups are able to request to book the Conservation Council Office for meetings or small events. Request to book the office via the form and we will be in contact to organise.

Request to book the Conservation Council Office

Member Group Toolbox

Read our Member Group Toolbox, which indicates what being a Member Group means – what we can do for your group  and what your group can do for us! It also lists the values of our community and how we can work together to make bigger and more impactful change. 

Submission Writing and Consultation Process

Read about the Council’s submission writing and consultation process including how we involve the contributions of our Member Groups and stakeholders.