As the region’s leading environmental advocacy organisation and hub for community groups since 1981, our mission is to protect nature and create a safe climate future in the ACT and region.
Our belief is in the power of collective action to create change. Any group in our region that wants nature and climate to thrive is welcome to join us as a member group.
We serve as a galvanising hub that promotes connection and collaboration between our member groups and works to amplify the voices of our local community. We are able to provide resources and expertise, as well as a physical meeting space/workspace for our 40+ member groups.
Become a Member Group
Community environmental groups are encouraged to apply for a membership of Conservation Council ACT Region. We work collaboratively with and empower our local environment community by working together to create inspiring and informative events, providing upskilling opportunities, organising media releases, connecting with decision makers, facilitating networking, knowledge sharing, campaign guidance, providing practical essential equipment and meeting space.
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.
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.
Contact us about complimentary membership for your group.
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.
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.
Organisations and corporations with an identified purpose or 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.
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