Membership

Who can become a member of Network West?

Full membership is available to Neighbourhood Houses that:

  • Undertake Neighbourhood House activities
  • are funded by the Department of Human Services for at least 15hrs per week
  • are based in the western region of metropolitan Melbourne
  • support the purpose of Network West Inc.

Affiliate Membership is available to Neighbourhood Houses that:

  • Undertake Neighbourhood House activities
  • are not funded by the Department of Human Services for at least 15hrs per week
  • are based in the western region of metropolitan Melbourne
  • support the purpose of Network West Inc.

LGA representative membership is available to the seven LGA’s in the western region.

Why become a member of Network West?

Resourcing and information: Network West shares information relevant to Neighbourhood Houses and community centres in the west through our monthly newsletter, our Facebook group and our LinkedIn page.

Advocacy: Network West works with our members to raise the profile of the sector and ensure that our members have a voice in decisions that relate to the sector.

Professional development: Network West creates opportunities for staff, volunteers and Committee members to learn new skills, share their experiences and reflect critically on their practice through a six weekly Community of Practice, professional development forums or workshops, innovation bus tours and a bi annual expo.

Fostering Collaboration: Network West supports Local Government Area network meetings, connects members with common interests and initiates projects that support partnerships and collaborations

Individual support:  Network West provides individual support to Neighbourhood houses in need in a range of ways, including support letters and personal support for staff and volunteers experiencing stress.

Representation on the Network West Committee of Governance: Full members of Network West are entitled to nominate for and vote on membership of the organisations Committee of Governance.

For more details, please see our Membership policy

Notes:

  • Fees include GST
  • NHs experiencing financial hardship can apply for an exemption of fees with CoG approval.
  • Where a house is auspiced by another house, the fees will be combined and based on the combined gross income of both houses

For more information, please contact Network West

To apply for membership, please complete the form below.

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