Come along and meet us! We have no requirement for membership if you're visiting for a chat or tour during a scheduled open event (like our Tuesday night open nights). We ask that you join when you want to contribute back to HSBNE or use any of our facilities.
Come in for a tour
Get a feel for us in person before joining to make sure the culture will work for you. We try to cater for many people, but the unique volunteer powered way HSBNE runs isn't for everyone. We publish most public events (including tours) on our Facebook and Eventbrite pages.
The executive is also responsible for vetting your membership, so we like to get to know you!
Register an account
When you come to a tour at HSBNE we will give you an access card!
With your access card, create an account on our member portal. The member portal is the central place to manage your membership, report issues, etc. so make sure you bookmark it! This is where you can start your membership subscription and do your general induction.
Get site access
Once you complete the sign up (Pay your subscription, enable your card, finish the general induction), your card will be enabled and you will be a member at HSBNE.
Start getting inducted on tools.
Check out the Tools Wiki to find the machines and how to get inducted on each.
To be eligible for this level you must be genuinely unable to afford the standard tier. Being a student or unemployed generally makes you eligible. You will require proof of eligibility during your induction.
Available to any member having paid 10 years membership. As a thankyou to those who have supported and volunteered at HSBNE since the beginning.