Owners Corporation Network is a not-for-profit that exists to help strata owners navigate the complexities of strata living, from social and organisational challenges to financial and legal issues.

Welcome to the new OCN website with expanded content and resources, a dedicated member portal with a suite of Strata Living Guides and special Member Offers.

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore congratulates OCN on the launch of our new branding and website.

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If you are new to strata ownership, OCN can assist with useful info and advice.

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Enjoy the many benefits of being a member of OCN – Individuals just $55 per year!

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Members enjoy topical seminars and webinars delivered by experts in their field.

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OCN actively advocates for better government strata policy decisions on your behalf.

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OCN talks to David Chandler, NSW Building Commissioner

Watch the recent VODCAST of NSW Building Commissioner, Mr David Chandler OAM, talking to Karen Stiles, OCN Executive Officer, about the importance of reform and how OCN will hold the government to account.

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Current OCN Campaign:

Your Democratic Right to Decide

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) has secured an amendment to the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure) Bill 2020, which overrides all current by-laws relating to the keeping of pets in apartment buildings, as well as having broader implications for by-laws in general.

OCN is calling for strata schemes to remain democratic, where owners retain their right to vote on and determine by-laws for how their communities will live.

The right place to be discussing any changes to by-laws is in the strata law 5 year review, with public consultation commencing in November 2020.

We will update members on progress as news comes to hand.

Pets in Strata

13 OCTOBER 2020 Listen to a radio segment recording from ABC Radio Sydney including an interview with Karen Stiles, Executive Officer of OCN,  discussing pets in strata. ABC Radio Sydney, Breakfast with Robbie Buck & Wendy Harmer.

Peak Body warns of unintended consequences of pet ban reversal

13 OCTOBER 2020 A legal challenge to overturn a ban on keeping pets in apartments in NSW will have unintended consequences, strata owner advocates warn. The NSW Court of Appeal ruled blanket bans on pets in apartments were unlawful. Owners Corporation Network [...]

Pets Now Allowed in Sydney Apartments

13 OCTOBER 2020 This little doggie in the window’s big court win means pets are now allowed in Sydney apartments. Jo Cooper has won a four-and-a-half-year legal battle to keep her miniature schnauzer Angus in her Darlinghurst Horizon unit block. The pair [...]

FlatChat Podcast: Olympics, Emails, Wheel Clamps

29 SEPTEMBER 2020 Karen Stiles, Executive Officer of the Owners Corporation Network, joins Flat Chat Wrap Podcast 93 – Olympics, Emails, Wheel Clamps They discuss the push to keep apartment owners’ email addresses secret, and demands for a return of wheel clamping [...]

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