Membership of Waterkeepers Australia is open to local community groups who are able to demonstrate compliance with our quality standards (for more information please contact the national office). To become a member, the following must occur as a minimum:
- Establish a group with the minimum number of members as required by your state or territory
- Nominate a person that is willing to act and be identified as the keeper of the local waterway
- Be incorporated
- Comply with the set of quality standards
- Be willing to use community education, social advocacy and legal processes to protect and restore your local waterway
- Pay an annual membership fee and trademark licence fees.
Becoming a member is in some way like becoming a franchisee. Members are responsible for the geographical area nominated in their licence agreement – to use community education, social advocacy and legal processes to protect and restore their waterway. It is important that the group works toward establishing the group as the ‘go to’ place for information about the waterway, its history, its issues, its health, and are able to participate and effectively represent the community and the waterway in national and local conversations about water use and management.
For more information please contact the National Office, we’d love to hear from you:
Waterkeepers Australia National Office:
t: 03 9347 3810
f: 03 9347 0536
m: 0427 194 927