Membership of Eastern Emergency Relief Network Inc (EERN) is at the discretion of the Management Committee, but basically it is open to any registered community support providing agency. Normally this would be a not for profit, community support providing body.
However, from a practical viewpoint, there is a limit to the number of members that can be effectively handled whilst still providing a reasonable service to members and their clients. Accordingly, since 2001 new memberships have been restricted to those organisations who have offices in, and service the areas from which donated goods primarily come: namely the Local Government Areas of Whitehorse, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash and Boroondara.
The Annual membership fees for the 2019/2020 financial year are:
- $250 inclusive of GST for member agencies accessing the warehouse greater than 25 times in the previous financial year
- $120 inclusive of GST for member agencies accessing the warehouse less than 25 times in the previous financial year
This amount may increase depending on the number of times a member agency uses the resource in any given previous financial year.
For new member agencies, the amount charged is $120.00 (or a pro rata amount) as there will be no historical data to draw on.
Invoices will be issued on 1 June each year and for a member agency to continue to access the warehouse, they must be financial by 1 August in the year in which the membership fees invoice was issued.
For further information regarding membership, please refer to the Application for Agency Membership procedure.