Membership details

Important membership information

We've included some of the finer membership details below to help answer your questions.

General membership categories

  1. The membership period covers the financial year (1 July - 30 June).
  2. Membership fees are annual (when joining June – October) and all fees include GST.
  3. Membership fees are pro-rated for those members joining within a financial year (after October that year).
  4. Organisations joining as members to receive the discounted certification fee, between March - June of each year, must pay for 15 months membership.
  5. Membership fees are non refundable.

Membership for subsidiary companies

  1. The membership period covers the financial year (1 July - 30 June).
  2. Membership fees are pro-rated for those members joining within a financial year (after October that year).
  3. The parent company and subsidiary company's annual turnover must be combined to determine the parent company's turnover bracket and the membership fee for the parent company. 
  4. Evidence must be provided to demonstrate the relationship between the parent and subsidiary company. 
  5. Subsidiary companies are not classified as financial members of the GBCA and are not eligible to vote at the GBCA's annual general meeting. 
  6. Divisions of companies cannot use this structure, nor can affiliate or federated companies. 
  7. Membership fees are non refundable.

Membership for sole traders

  1. The membership period covers the financial year (1 July - 30 June).
  2. Membership fees are pro-rated for those members joining within a financial year (after October that year).
  3. The organisation becomes the member and not the individual. 
  4. The gross annual turnover of the company is less than $500,000 pa. 
  5. The company has no more than three staff members.
  6. Sole Trader membership receives the same benefits as other GBCA members. 
  7. Membership fees are non refundable.

Membership for environmental NGOs, associations and professional societies

  1. The membership period covers the financial year (1 July - 30 June).
  2. Membership fees are pro-rated for those members joining within a financial year (after October that year).
  3. Membership fees are non refundable.

Additional details

  1. Membership fees are subject to annual CPI increases which will be advised on the renewal invoice.
  2. All membership applications have the option of signing up for three years. The price is then secured for three financial years. To receive an amended invoice for three years please email membership@gbca.org.au