Membership

Membership Fees

Annual membership fees are:

  • $10 unwaged or concession card
  • $30 waged

All memberships expire on 30th June each year.

What Your Membership Provides

Permaculture West makes 50% of your membership fee available to your local group to help fund activities during the year. So please find and nominate your local group OR start a new group in your area (we only need 10 people). All the local groups can be found here.

Just a reminder of what we are here for and why you need to renew:

Permaculture West is the state support group for a decentralised movement of local permaculture groups. We encourage local groups to cooperate and help them to learn self-organising skills. Our intent is to build local and regional resilience through permaculture promotion, design and action.

Why pay $30 (if in paid work) or $10 (if otherwise employed)? Apart from getting that warm glow of being part of Permaculture West:

  • Permaculture West is run by volunteers and no outside funding, we are independent and represent you, so we all chip in to make that work. We would love any volunteer capacity or skills you have to offer.
  • If you are a regular member of a local group, half of your fees will go to that group for their own use. You (and other nominated attending members of your family) will be covered by Permaculture West insurance at you local group’s events and, similarly, your local group’s events will be covered by Permaculture West as all the regulars will be insured.
  • We can spread the permaculture word further via our website, facebook presence and with stalls at relevant events – this means signage, handouts, props, marquee and a lot more that squeezes into an ageing trailer.
  •  By joining, we can see where there are a number of members in an area that doesn’t yet have a local group, and help get a new group going.

How to Join

  1. Complete the Membership Form. Your email address, phone & mailing address are never shared with other groups, and only a handful of dedicated volunteers have access to them as needed. To stay informed ensure you notify us of any changes to email address.
  2. Pay your membership fee by completing a Direct Deposit/Bank Transfer to:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account Number: 111195988
    • Account Name: Permaculture Association of WA

    Make sure to put your name as the comment when making the transfer.
    Your membership will be valid from the date of payment to 30th June 2018.

On receiving your membership application we will check our bank (allow a week for this). Once we confirm payment we will send a full welcome email and receipt for membership value paid.

After Joining

Participate!

Permaculture West as a volunteer organisation is only as active as its members are, so we’re always looking for people to get involved.

We will include our Facebook contact details in the welcome email. At the same time as your receipt is issued you will be approved to join the Facebook forum should you choose to be involved.

Please feel free to contact us on info@permaculturewest.org.au at anytime to answer questions.

Membership FAQ

  • Membership is available to individuals/families not to corporations or businesses. A membership fee covers the whole family, and partners residing at the same location as nominated on the form and signing attendance sheets etc.
  • Additional donations are welcome, but not tax deductible.
  • Online registration is required. All correspondence, newsletters and membership activities will be exclusively online so you will need an email address or use public internet services. Try your library.
  • Small local businesses that would appeal to our membership are encouraged to contact us and if appropriate will be listed/supported in our WA Directory.