Join Permaculture Australia

MEMBERS: Were you directed to this page because you wanted to add an event/course or directory listing (Professional/Organisation members only) OR collect your promo code from our Key Supporter ethical businesses?

By joining PA you help us educate and advocate permaculture solutions.

What are the three levels of membership?

Ordinary Membership
per year (-$5 discount for automatic annual renewal)

OPEN to all supporters (no PDC, APT requirement)

RECEIVE a copy of Pip emag

ABILITY to vote at General Meetings

ACCESS to discounts from ethical businesses

Organisation Membership
per year (-$5 discount for automatic annual renewal)

OPEN to Organisations* that subscribe to the ethics and principles of permaculture

PROMOTE your courses and events

RECEIVE a copy of Pip emag

ABILITY to vote at General Meetings

LISTING of Business/Organisation in directory on PA website

Notes about membership changes:

The old Ordinary and Associate membership options are now merged together to be the Ordinary Membership. This will carry voting rights and not require a permaculture qualification such as a PDC or APT as has been the case in the past.

The second category is Professional Membership which is for individuals who operate an enterprise - examples include sole trader or partnership. This requires a PDC or APT qualification at level three or higher. The key benefit is a listing on the website and ability to post courses, events, and so on (including on social media). One person is nominated as having the right to vote. This person can also access discounts from fellow ethical businesses.

A third category is for Organisation Membership. This is for incorporated entities such as companies, associations, and cooperatives who have a primary objective relating to Permaculture activities and support services. The key benefit is also a listing on the website and ability to post courses, events, and so on (including on social media). One responsible person is nominated for voting rights.

These membership changes now reflect more accurately the true costs of running PA. While they have mostly increased, the value for money is high compared with conventional advertising costs. The potential reach on Facebook is to over 10,000 members, the PA website receives over 10,000 page views a month, and the eNews goes out to over 600 subscribers.

Notes about using the form below:

Annual payment means you pay now through paypal and 7 days before your membership ends (in a year's time) you will be sent a reminder and invited to join again
Recurring payment means you pay now through paypal and will be automatically charged next year and each year thereafter until you cancel your subscription by logging into paypal

Pip emag is the electronic version of the permaculture magazine - you will be able to view the digital version on 5 different devices.
Pip paper mag means you will be posted the paper/hard copy version of the magazine (ensure your postal address is accurate)
Currently the magazine is published 3 times a year - roughly in the beginning, middle, and end of the year. It costs an extra $15 to receive the hardcopy. Please note that the paper mag cannot be posted out of Australia.

You do need a PayPal account to choose a recurring payment option for PA membership; apologies that there is no other payment method available. PayPal integrates with our database system so that the whole process is automated (and hopefully reduces errors/problems). For annual payment options a paypal account is only optional. The tick box at the bottom of the form is to subscribe to the electronic newsletters that PA sends out regularly.

If you choose an option now before your current membership is finished, you will lose any time you had left, however if you paid within the last 180 days you can request a partial refund after joining again (send a message to the membership@ email address) - this will be processed manually. Please realise that PA has been subsidising the cost of Pip for 2 editions during 2017 and would appreciate your financial generosity in signing up sooner rather than later. Also, joining again now means you go into the ongoing prize draws!

NB tip: If you are using a phone or tablet, please scroll down and check that there is a paypal button showing - if not please reload/refresh the page before entering in your details.

Please ensure you LOGIN if you are a current member or have been one in the past. Use the link provided if you have lost your password. If you need help with this, email us.

Underneath Checkout Options is a dropdown list to choose the option you would like to purchase.

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If you have questions about membership, please email; Someone will endeavour to answer your enquiry as soon as they can.