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
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!
Complete a site induction
Once you've signed up on our member portal, you will receive an email from us to book in for a site induction. Site inductions are held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7pm SHARP.
If you come to induction late, you will be turned away and will have to reattend in 2 weeks. Please be on time.
Please bring photo ID. If you want to apply for the starving hacker membership level, you'll also need proof of your eligibility such as a student ID or pension card. Make sure you mention this at the start of your site induction.
Send payment to HSBNE
After you complete your site induction and we've accepted your membership, you will receive an invoice. You can pay for this via credit card or bank transfer. You can pay on the spot for immediate access to HSBNE facilities, or at a later date if you need some extra time.
Get site access
After your payment has cleared (or if you pay the end of your site induction and show us the receipt) we'll activate your access card. You will be notified by email when this happens.
NOTE: Our current payment system isn't linked to our access system. If your card is not enabled (because you're a new or returning member, or are catching up on overdue fees), you need to let us know when you make a payment.
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 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