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The Aurora Community Association (ACA) is an independent, grass roots, community-based organisation aimed at improving the Epping North and Wollert area.  It was incorporated in September 2009 as a means for residents of Epping North to connect with other residents, organise social events, advocate on the behalf of the community on local issues and hopefully help create a strong, resilient and connected community.

We are always seeking new members, with membership open to anyone of any ethnicity in the Epping North and Wollert area, including but not limited to Lyndarum, Hayston Valley, Summerhill, Horizon, Eden Gardens and of course Aurora estates.  The greater the membership of the ACA, the stronger the Association and the more likely that authorities will listen to our concerns. Therefore it is very important to join as a member of the Association, not just admire us from afar! Only together can we make the Epping North community a great place to live.

The ACA is an incorporated association.  People need to join up to be a member and we have Association Rules like other incorporated bodies which members agree to.  Our Statement of Purposes describes what the Association hopes to achieve and therefore guides activities and campaigns which members and the executive committee pursue.

Membership fees paid by members (see below for annual membership costs) goes towards the following ongoing costs associated with the ACA:

  • Annual Incorporation fees
  • Annual Public Liability Insurance
  • Website costs
  • Room hire costs for functions
  • Food, drink and other catering costs for functions
  • Stationery, printing and other office consumables

To become a member please complete the ACA Membership application form, return it to the ACA and pay your joining and annual membership fees, all of these details are on the form or listed below.

Membership FAQs

  1. How much does it cost to be a member?
    • Joining Fee $10 (paid only once upon joining)
    • Annual membership $10 ($5 from 1st January- end June in first year only)
    • All renewals due annually in July ($10 per year)
  2. Are family memberships available?
    No.  Membership of the ACA is on an individual basis.  There are no family memberships as this is not allowed under our Rules and would also erode the number of members we have on our books, thereby reducing our strength when advocating to government and other bodies.
  3. How do I pay for my NEW membership*?
    There are three payment options for new members:
    1. Cash payments can be made in person to the Treasurer at events they attend.
    2. Electronic funds transfer to BSB 814 282, Account 310 737 28, Name: Aurora Community Association.  Ensure to include your name in the funds transfer and if possible email enquiry@aurora.asn.au a screenshot of your payment receipt so we know to expect your payment.
    3. Cheque made payable to Aurora Community Association.  Send cheques and membership forms to: Aurora Community Association, C/O 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping North, Victoria 3076.
    *Please make sure that your signed membership form is given to the Secretary/ Treasurer, or sent to our address (Aurora Community Association, C/O 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping North, Victoria 3076) or a signed and scanned membership form emailed to: enquiry@aurora.asn.au. Receipts will be given in person or posted/ emailed upon clearance of funds and receiving of membership form. 
  4. How do I pay for my membership RENEWAL?
    Renewing members don’t need to complete another membership form- all they need to do is pay the annual membership fee of $10 per year via one of the below methods. Receipts will be given in person or posted/ emailed upon clearance of funds. 
    There are three payment options for renewing members:

    1.  Cash payments can be made in person to the Treasurer at events they attend, in particular the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in July each year.
    2. Electronic funds transfer to BSB 814 282, Account 310 737 28, Name: Aurora Community Association.  Ensure to include your name in the funds transfer and if possible email enquiry@aurora.asn.au a screenshot of your payment receipt so we know to expect your payment.
    3. Cheque made payable to Aurora Community Association.  Send cheques to: Aurora Community Association, C/O 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping North, Victoria 3076.
  5. When do I need to renew my membership? 
    All ACA memberships are renewed annually in July regardless of the time of year membership of the Association initially occurred.  Memberships are usually renewed in person at the Annual General Meeting (in July) though can be paid for via EFT or cheque if not attending the meeting or at another ACA meeting.
  6. Why should I join up as a member?
    – You will be able to vote on issues of concern to the community at ACA meetings which will then guide how the ACA advicates on the community’s behalf
    -Each and every member makes the ACA larger, stronger and more representative of our community
    -You can have your say on community needs and participate in the executive committee and participate in ACA working groups
    -Your membership fees will be supporting the ACA in their ongoing community engagement activities and keep this website and the association alive
    -You will recieve members only community email updates and also have access to members only content on the website
    -As the ACA website grows, including the number of businesses who advertise on it, you will have access to ‘members only’ special offers
  7. Why does it cost $10 a year to be a member?
    As stated above, the ACA has a number of annual costs that need to be met to keep the Association functioning.  Annual membership fees cover some of these costs, thereby reducing the amount of fundraising that needs to occur and thus keeping the Association alive.
  8. The ACA membership form requires two exisiting members to sign it before I can become a member- how can I get it signed?
    If you have decided to join the Association after finding us online and you don’t personally know any ACA members, then probably the best way to get the form signed is by completing as much of the form as you can and then bringing it along to an upcoming ACA event.  There you can meet some ACA members and get the form signed then and there.  You can also pay for your membership at that time too as the Treasurer (or someone with the receipt book) usually attends events.If you know two ACA members already then you can complete the form and then pop around to see them and get them to sign the form.  You then just need to pay for the membership- see FAQ ‘How do I pay for my membership?’ above for details or look on the membership form.If there is some urgency in joining the ACA (eg upcoming vote) or there is not a meeting for some time then you can contact the ACA via enquiry@aurora.asn.au and a couple of committee members may be able to organise to meet you at the Aurora general store/ cafe to sign it for you over a ‘get to know you’ cuppa.
  9. Where do I download the ACA Membership form from?
    Right here!

    Please complete this membership form and get it signed by one current ACA member and return it, along with payment, to the ACA to become a member.
    ACA membership form 2013