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For general information about structure, membership and ownership go to Sharing


Shares, with or without a house, cannot be bought without the prospective purchaser being approved to become a Member by the Directors.


There are several steps to undertake before a share can be purchased:

Friend of the Co-op


Being a Friend of the Co-op is for people who are interested in and support our aims. It is also a stepping-stone to associate membership.

An annual fee is charged.  Friends are encouraged to participate and receive our Calendar of events, emails about work parties, meetings and social events.

To enquire about becoming a Friend of the Co-op, complete this contact form.



If a “Friend of the Co-op” decides they want to seriously pursue Membership (i.e. purchase a share), they can apply to become an Associate Member.  

Prospective associates will be provided a copy of the Rules and Lease and will meet with Directors to discuss the Membership process before embarking on the journey and paying the application fee (currently $400).

Membership process

Associate Members receive an outline of the membership process, a list of contacts and detailed information about the Co-op’s structure, management, and financial options for buying a share. (Note: because of the structure of the Co-op, bank finance is generally not available.)

The membership process is a structured process designed to ensure that prospective members are fully informed about the Co-operative and what it means to be a member.  This includes:


  • A series of meetings with Directors,

  • Participation in Co-op activities including work parties and committees

  • Attendance at Co-op meetings

  • Meeting with other Co-op members


At an appropriate time (and on the advice of Directors) the Associate may make a formal application to become a Member.  Directors and Members consider the application at a meeting with the Associate in attendance.  Directors vote on the application.



Once approved by Directors as an accredited purchaser Membership is achieved upon the purchase of a share. The status of accredited purchaser has a limited duration of 12 months.

Shares for sale

(see descriptions below)

Site 2 - site and house (under contract) 

Site 6 - site and house (under contract)

Site 13 - site only

Site 16 - site and house

Site 17 - site only 

Site 24 - site only (see below)

For Sale – Leasehold share (site 24)


This is your opportunity to purchase a leasehold share in Round the Bend Co-operative and play an active part in residential conservation.

  • Live in the beautiful surrounds of natural bush

  • Observe the wildlife, flora and fungi

  • Smell the eucalypts!

  • Be part of a unique group of people who live on, and manage the land, to protect, conserve and enjoy its indigenous nature.

This is the best piece of bushland close to Melbourne.

The site is situated off Skyline Road, near the first entry point to the Co-operative and this membership entitles the purchaser (subject to approval by the Board of Directors) to build a fire-approved dwelling in which to live.



Ring Roch on 0418 523 465 for more details.

© 2017 RTBCC.

© Images supplied by Sirion Pierce

We thank the following for images used on this website: Frank Pierce, Sirion Pierce, Kay Hawkins, Neill & Karyn Kamminga and other members of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the RTBCC stands. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present and endeavour to demonstrate this respect by managing this unique land and protecting its integrity.