How to Join

Come along and meet us! We have no requirement for membership. We ask that you join when you want to contribute back to HSBNE.

Ready to Join? Follow these steps:

  1. Attend an open night or open day.

    Get a feel for us in person before joining to make sure the culture will work for you. We publish all events (including open days/nights) on our Facebook page.

    The executive is also responsible for vetting your membership, so we like to get to know you!

  2. Sign up to our membership portal

    Create an account in our membership portal. You'll need this account to sign up for an induction.

    Sign Up

  3. Get Inducted

    Once you've signed up to our membership portal, you will receive an email from us to book in for an induction. Inductions are held regularly, mostly on Tuesdays at 7pm.

    Please bring photo ID. If you chose the starving hacker membership level, you'll also need proof of your eligibility.

  4. Send payment to HSBNE

    After you complete your induction and we've accepted your membership, you will receive an invoice. This may take a few days.

  5. Get site access

    After your payment has cleared we'll activate the card you received during your induction. You will be notified by email when this happens.

Membership at HSBNE


  • A warm fuzzy feeling.
  • 24hr Access to the Port Hack Campus via RFID
  • Voting rights in the group
  • One 55L storage tub in member storage (If required)
  • Discounted Classes

Fee Structure

Backer Hacker
  • $100 per month, no further discounts.
Standard Hacker
  • $60 per month, or
  • $55 per month, when paying 3 months in advance
  • 1 Month $60
  • 2 Months $120
  • 3 Months $165
  • 6 Months $330
  • 12 Months $660
Starving Hacker
  • $30 per month, no further discounts
  • 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.

Lifetime Hacker
  • $0 per month, for life

Available to any member having paid 10 years membership either normally through the above options, or in advance. Paying in advance takes into account prior membership, and is calculated at:

( 10years x 12months - <Months of Accrued Membership> ) x $55

Working Hacker
  • Work in exchange for membership
  • Limited slots available, capped at 10% of total members

Available for people passing through, or those with more free time than money. Come talk to the executive, see if there's a free spot coming up and let us know how you can