Become a Member

Becoming a Member

Membership period is January – December each year

Renewals are sent out in November and December each year (please contact us if you have not received your renewal by January 1st) and membership lapses if not renewed by March 31. Costs below include GST.

New membership applications are submitted to the Network Board of Management for approval, following which an invoice will be issued to the member.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

As Membership fees are only accepted once a membership application has been approved by the Network of Community Activities Board, Network of Community Activities does not refund membership fees once paid. Unsuccessful applications do not incur a fee. Membership fees can not transferred to a new Approved Provider if a service/organisation is taken over or sold.

To become a Network Member

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Network has reviewed its membership cost to ensure greater equity across all types of services. Historically we have always charged a per service membership fee.

As the sector has expanded and there is greater demand for OOSH, there has developed a growing disparity between the level of payments affordable for services. An example of this can be a small provider in a regional area that has 4 services all with approved places of less than 30. This provider would pay 4 memberships in contrast to a large city provider with 180 places who would pay just one membership.

To address this inequity, in 2020 membership fees are based on a provider’s number of approved places rather than number of services.Whilst this will result in increases for some services it will also result in decreases for others. Feedback from some large stand alone services have encouraged us to make this change in policy as well as the feedback from our small multi-service providers.

Network Membership rates in 2020 are as follows:

0-100 places: $400 per year

101-200 places: $600 per year

201-300 places: $800 per year

301- 400 places: $1000 per year

401- 500 places: $1200 per year

over 501 places: base of $1200 plus $3.00 per place

Types of Membership

Community-based/Not for Profit

Any community group operating as a “not for profit” community based activity group in NSW which extends play, creative and community engagement opportunities for children in their leisure time who support the objectives of Network of Community Activities.

Commercial/Privately Owned

For services offered by private providers in NSW, offering services for middle childhood and who support the objects of Network of Community Activities.

ACT Associate

Any group operating as an activity group in ACT which extends play, creative and community engagement opportunities for children in their leisure time.

Interstate services and like organisations are not eligible for either full or associate membership but may enjoy the benefits of being a supporter. For discounts on resources and training please see your state or territory Out of School Hours peak group. A list of these associations is available on

Alternatively, for those not eligible for membership, we have another way for you to enjoy the benefits of Network:


For resource and advisory groups offering services for middle childhood and other government funded agencies with an interest in middle childhood who support the objects of Network of Community Activities.

NSW and Interstate $220
International $100

Price update as of 14 December 2019

  Benefits of Membership


Membership Benefits Community-based/Not for Profit Commercial/
Privately Owned
ACT Associate Supporter
Quarterly subscription to ‘Network News’
OOSH Updates
Debt Recovery – free subscription for services
Partnership with Guild Insurance
Full voting rights at Annual General Meeting
Access to ‘Members Only’ website area
‘Members Only’ events, workshops & publication sales
Online “Be Alert” updates
Access to Network’s equipment pool
Discounts for training courses
Discounts for publications (25%)
Discounts for Network conferences
Exclusive access to website job advertising
Eligibility for OOSHCA nomination
Membership to NOSHSA
Free policy templates & updated policy alerts
Discounted rate with National Crime Check