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Discover the benefits of OCN membership including peer-to-peer support, advocacy and education

INDIVIDUAL

SMALL SCHEME

LARGE SCHEME

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Benefits of Belonging to OCN:

MEMBERS-ONLY PORTAL

Access to valuable resources including guides, case studies, tutorials, videos and presentations plus collated articles of ‘whats happening in strata’ and a rich archive of news stories under easy to search topics of interest.

MEMBERS-ONLY FORUM

Network with other members and share experiences, expertise and trusted supplier recommendations. Members can post new topics or replies via the website or email. You can choose to receive email notifications of the latest posts or receive a weekly digest of posts and replies into your email inbox.

MEMBER MEETINGS WITH EXPERT PRESENTERS

Attend two free Member Meetings through the year with updates on OCN’s work, and hear from invited speakers with expertise in many of strata living’s hot topics and enjoy discussions with other strata owners and committee members.

MEMBER NEWSLETTER

Receive a comprehensive Member Update on a range of current strata issues delivered to your mailbox each month.

SEMINARS AND WEBINARS

Receive discounted or complimentary tickets to OCN educational seminars, workshops and webinars that explore important issues within the strata sector.

EXPERT SOLUTIONS

Access to a number of trusted service providers who support OCN and can provide you with expert solutions to your strata problems and discounted offers.

POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS

Receive information and invitations to participate in cost-saving initiatives and alerts about potential grants your strata community may qualify for.

GIVING YOU A VOICE

OCN presents a strong, collective voice of strata owners to government, particularly in the development of legislation affecting strata ownership and  strata living.

Member Packages:

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all individual residential strata owners.

$55 annual fee ($50 +GST) 

Price increases from January 2021 to $66 annual fee ($60 +GST)

  • Access to the exclusive member online discussion forum for sharing knowledge and experiences and trusted supplier recommendations
  • Access to the Members Portal full of valuable resources
  • Monthly email updates on current issues
  • Two free member networking meetings per year to discuss hot topics
  • Access to webinars on a wide range of strata-specific topics
  • Discounted tickets to OCN live events
  • Alerts on cost saving initiatives and grant opportunities for your scheme
  • Ability to purchase pro forma by-laws on topics impacting strata, drafted by expert strata lawyers
  • Opportunity to add your voice in framing legislation
  • Eligibility to vote at OCN General Meetings
JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL OWNER

Keep up the good work, as many (if not most) strata schemes need your help, advice and representation at all levels of government.

JANN AND JOHN, St Ives

I so appreciate being part of the OCN email forum. It provides a great opportunity for sharing ideas and learning.

INGRID, Neutral Bay

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SMALL SCHEME – UP TO 100 LOTS

$165 annual fee ($150 +GST) 

  • Access to the exclusive member online discussion forum for sharing knowledge and experiences and trusted supplier recommendations (available to 2 representatives)
  • Access to the Members Portal full of valuable resources (available to 2 representatives)
  • Monthly email updates on current issues (available to 2 representatives and sharable with committee and all lot owners)
  • Access to webinars on a wide range of strata-specific topics (for all lot owners)
  • Discounted tickets to OCN live events (available to all committee members)
  • Two free member networking meetings per year on hot topics with expert speakers (for all committee members)
  • Alerts on valuable cost saving initiatives and available grants to share with your committee
  • Ability to purchase pro forma by-laws on topics impacting strata, drafted by expert strata lawyers
  • Opportunity to add your voice in framing legislation (available to all lot owners)
  • Eligibility to vote at OCN General Meetings (for 2 representatives)
JOIN AS A SMALL SCHEME – UP TO 100 LOTS

I would like to thank you all for the important effort that you are all putting in to look after apartment owners and tenants. It is so valuable and you are heroes. I would not have been able to deal with my duties as a strata chairman without your advice and assistance.

ANGELA, Mascot

The information that I have received and been able to pass on to Executive Committee members and owners and the Managers of our complex has been absolutely invaluable.  I am certain that it has saved us many, many thousands of dollars; just considering energy saving, we have probably almost halved our Common Property energy expenditure and significantly reduced water usage thanks to information shared by members of OCN.

PAT QUIRKE-PARRY

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LARGE SCHEME – OVER 100 LOTS

$385 annual fee ($350 +GST) 

  • Access to the exclusive member online discussion forum for sharing knowledge and experiences and trusted supplier recommendations (available to 2 representatives)
  • Access to the Members Portal full of valuable resources (available to 2 representatives)
  • Monthly email updates on current issues (available to 2 representatives and sharable with committee and all lot owners)
  • Access to webinars on a wide range of strata-specific topics (for all lot owners)
  • Discounted tickets to OCN live events (available to all lot owners)
  • Two free member networking meetings per year on hot topics with expert speakers (for all lot owners)
  • Alerts on valuable cost saving initiatives and available grants to share with your committee
  • Ability to purchase pro forma by-laws on topics impacting strata, drafted by expert strata lawyers
  • Opportunity to add your voice in framing legislation (available to all lot owners)
  • Eligibility to vote at OCN General Meetings (for 2 representatives)
JOIN AS A LARGE SCHEME – MORE THAN 100 LOTS
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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

$385 annual fee ($350 +GST) 

  • Access to the exclusive member online discussion forum for sharing knowledge and experiences and trusted supplier recommendations (available to 2 representatives)
  • Access to the Members Portal full of valuable resources (available to 2 representatives)
  • Monthly email updates on current issues (available to 2 representatives and sharable with committee and all lot owners)
  • Access to webinars on a wide range of strata-specific topics (for all lot owners)
  • Discounted tickets to OCN live events (available to all lot owners)
  • Two free member networking meetings per year on hot topics with expert speakers (for all lot owners)
  • Alerts on valuable cost saving initiatives and available grants to share with your committee
  • Ability to purchase pro forma by-laws on topics impacting strata, drafted by expert strata lawyers
  • Opportunity to add your voice in framing legislation (available to all lot owners)
  • Eligibility to vote at OCN General Meetings (for 2 representatives)
JOIN AS A COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Frequently Asked Questions

You have the choice – your membership can be renewed automatically, if that is easier for you. We will email you before any payment is taken.

Otherwise you can renew your membership annually.

Yes. We will send you email alerts for our events and any OCN activities that you could benefit from.

Our Member Forum is buzzing with all sorts of topics. You can start your own discussion or join others. This is your opportunity to learn from other owners and share any useful tips and advice too!

At OCN General Meetings and AGMs we vote on Board Members to represent you and other important topics where gathering votes from our members is necessary.

Yes, our members meetings are generally recorded and the video content plus presentation slides and meeting minutes are available to members in the secure Member Portal.

You’ll find numerous resources, guides and factsheets available to view and download, plus all of our event content, videos and presentation slides.

You can access the Member Forum to join discussion groups or ask questions.

We post the latest news articles, and any alerts of importance to strata owners and committee members.

You can download our brochure to share with your committee so they can see the many benefits of joining.

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OCN is recognised as an important stakeholder in conversations around strata in NSW as well as consumer protection as it relates to construction quality, defects and property purchases.

We also proactively represent our sector on issues including short-term letting, strata-specific regulations, energy and water efficiency, common property management and more.

OCN is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded through membership fees, donations, grants and sponsorships.

We have many individual members, and also both small and large strata schemes that we represent.

The more members we have, the stronger we become.

If you are an apartment owner, you need someone on your side!

OCN actively advocates on your behalf for improved government policy decisions on issues such as: Off-the-plan Contracts  |  Building defects  |  Service Provider Accreditation  |  Short term letting  |  Strata Laws

JOIN AS A MEMBER TODAY!

The OCN is probably one of the best, most informed and most informative groups I have been involved with.

ALLEN, Maryville

I wanted to extend my personal thanks for the very informative and interesting event today. The OCN team did an outstanding job in the organisation of this event and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The quality of speakers, flow of conversation and interaction from the attendees was first class.

SUE, Epping

When my wife and I first encountered a problematic Executive Committee, I heard that OCN was a great help so we both joined and have gratefully used the online information sources. We continued to happily rely on OCN’s assistance when we progressed to Committee status and later as Chair and Secretary of our Committee. I still use OCN in my current role as Treasurer.

PETER, Chiswick

As a simple EC member trying to do what is in the best interests of lot owners, I truly value OCN and am grateful.

PAMELA, Point Lookout

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