The Membership Process

Currently, Moora Moora has approximately 50 members and residents, who live here full-time.

The process of becoming a member of Moora Moora involves a number of steps and takes more than a year.

The first point of contact is often through attending a Visitor Day, held on the first Sunday of each month. Interested visitors are then invited to participate in our co-op workdays, also held on the first Sunday of every month. 

We encourage those interested in membership to visit regularly, to gain a deeper understanding of the various aspects of community living. We have co-op workdays, director and community meetings, and various social events. Such participation is essential in getting to know Moora Moora, our community members and to become known in turn.

BECOME A FRIEND

Becoming a Friend of Moora Moora both supports the community and signifies an interest in membership. 

Becoming a friend includes payment of a $200* interest-free refundable loan, that can be made here. There are various joining and ongoing fees and costs with membership of Moora Moora.

BECOME A NON- MEMBER RESIDENT

After at least three months of regular involvement as a Friend, the next step is to apply to become a Non-Member Resident, if housing is available. Living as a Non-Member Resident provides a trial period experiencing life within our off-grid, intentional community on Mount Toolebewong.

Non-Member Residency is usually granted for a 12 month period, allowing daily involvement in cluster and community activities at Moora Moora. The change in lifestyle coupled with earning a living, being more self-reliant in a more demanding environment and keeping up outside commitments can be challenging.

Non-Member Residents are expected to attend workdays, Director and Community Meetings, join groups and committees and to be actively involved in all aspects of community life.

BECOME A MEMBER

After at least 9 months, a Non-Member Resident can nominate for membership.

Nomination involves a number of processes and occurs over two months. It is designed to ensure a positive and beneficial fit between the nominated Non-Member Resident and Moora Moora.

Once a member there is an opportunity to purchase a house that is for sale. Please see houses that are currently for sale here.

We continue to welcome new members to our community. If you would like to know more about becoming a member please contact our membership committee via the contact form.

*subject to change without notice