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Membership

 

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 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.

We also offer room bookings for groups outside of our Membership. See here for more details on how to book, pricing/payment and how to access our office.

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 board is satisfied that the organisation’s identified purpose or purposes include any aspect of conservation or environmental protection

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.

 Membership Fees

The Conservation Council ACT Region has three levels of membership:

  • Small Group: Under 50 members – $82.50
  • Medium Group: 51-100 members – $132
  • Large Group: Over 100 members – $154

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

Contact us about complimentary membership for your group.

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.

 Membership Renewal

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.

 Associate Membership

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.

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

Amplifying community campaigns/ events

Part of our role as the ACT region’s leading environmental advocacy organisation and hub for community groups, is to work together with our member groups to amplify campaigns and promote events. We believe in the power of collective action, so we want to share the important work of our community. Here’s what we need from you in order to effectively share the message!

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.