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Be a Member

Do you value and respect the environment and love the idea of living in your own “national park”? 

Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative may be the place for you!


We’re looking for people who:

  • Will actively care for the bush through strategic planning and practical ground work

  • Want to live in a natural setting where 128h is your garden and you share it with the wildlife

  • Are prepared to actively participate in running the Co-operative.


If you think this sounds like you, and you like what you read on our website, feel free to contact us for a chat.

Call Richard on 0414 364 784

The first step towards membership of the Co-op is to become a Friend of the Co-op.  This allows you to get to know us and to get involved in our activities. 

If you then decide you want to seriously pursue Membership (i.e. purchase a share), you can apply to become an Associate Member.


As a prospective Associate you 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.

See the FAQs page for more information.

Membership stages

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