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Thank you for your interest in Warrnambool Community Garden.
We hope you will find the garden a wonderful place to connect with other people.
We hope it helps you to connect with nature, share and grow food grown using organic principles, and develop the skills and knowledge for sustainable living.

Courtner Dave and new chook dorking

Work with the chooks


  • Your membership fee is directly reinvested into the operation of the garden

  • Working in our garden brings a great deal of camaraderie, mutual support and learning

  • Gardening is great for your health, who needs the gym when you can get gentle outdoor exercise that improves strength, mobility and flexibility

  • Boost your mental health with sunshine and fresh air

  • Learn new things about gardening and sustainable living, including fruit tree pruning, chook care

  • Help the environment by creating both food & habitat for our pollinator friends

  • Reduce impact of food miles with locally grown, sustainable produce, buying fresh, local food at the market

  • Grow food and share it with others, fostering our community

  • Learn the secrets of gardening in our coastal location

  • Meet new people and socialise, or find a quiet place to chill out

  • Eligible to hire a plot to grow your own produce to improve your diet and nutrition, or contribute to the communal areas

  • Choose how you want to help make a difference

  • Monthly newsletter with early notice of events and workshops

  • Access to the seed library to swap 

  • Voting rights at our AGM and opportunity to get involved in our management committee

  • Develop leaderships and project management skills with a range of initiatives or help lead a group

Plot hire

A place to grow your own veggies

Member harvests from a plot
Some of the private plots
Growing plants in a plot

Plots are rented by members, families and community groups to grow and harvest their own produce. 

They have exclusive use of their plot and are responsible for keeping their space weed free, tidy and productive.

If you are interested in hiring a plot, read about the application process then talk to our site manager or convenor.

How to apply

  1. Tour the Warrnambool Community Garden

    We encourage you to have a tour of the garden with an experienced member. The convenor, site manager or a committee member are great people for the tour and a chat. If you are thinking about hiring a plot, you may be able to look at some options.


  2. Complete the application form

    Read our rules, policies and guidelines and our statement of purpose. Make sure you give us a few words about why you are joining. If you are a family or an organisation, please include a second adult contact. Concessions members must show their concession cards. Do not pay membership fees up front.


  3. Approval of application and follow up

    The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month except January and is responsible for approving membership applications. Once approved, we'll contact you with options to pay your membership fees. Your details are placed on the our member register. A member of the induction team will get in touch with some times to complete a site induction.


  4. Pay membership fees

    Members pay an annual fee according to their membership type. They also contribute to our garden according to their skills, interests and abilities.

Concessions must present their valid Commonwealth concession or student card.

Small not-for-profits with annual revenue under $500,000 

Corporate and large not-for-profits with an annual revenue over $500,000

A standard plot is 4m x 4m with some variation. All are the same price.

Key deposit is a once off fee and gives access out of core hours. 

Members are contacted directly each year to renew memberships and plot hire.


Updates to membership (individual to family) and changes to plots (hire or relinquish) should be done by contacting the Treasurer on 

Member Application

Please read the above information, then fill out the form to start the membership process.
A hard copy is available below, or in the HUB. Call 0493 057 811 if you have issues. 

Thanks for your application.The committee processes applications at their monthly meeting.You'll be contacted to finalise your payment and complete an induction once approved.

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To apply, download and complete this form, then send in a hard or electronic copy to us.

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