How to join


To become a member, you’re required to buy twenty $1 shares ($20) in the co-op. This is as simple as filling in a member application form, and bringing it into the shop along with $20 (cash or EFTPOS/credit card only). In return you’ll receive a membership card and a receipt for the shares. Your details will be entered into our database, and you can begin shopping at the discounted rate of 10%!

Alternatively, you can post the application form with your payment – money order only please, no cheques or cash.

When you join, you’ll receive a version of our Introduction to Alfalfa House leaflet, which will tell you everything you need to know about shopping, volunteering, our principles, and the way we work.

To maintain your membership you must shop at least once a year or pay an annual fee of $20 plus GST. In return you continue to receive a 10% discount on every shop.

Going away?

If you’re going away for between 12 months and five years, we can suspend your membership until you return. You can keep your existing membership, and pay the annual fee for the year you return. To suspend your account, please send us an email.

Cancellation of membership

If you decide to resign from the co-op, simply email us, being sure to include your name, membership number, and why you’re resigning.

If you do not shop at least once per calendar year, or do not pay the annual fee, the Member’s Council is required to cancel your membership, as you are no longer considered an ‘active’ member.