Joining WABA

How to Join

  • To register online, please use our membership form here
  • To pay online for membership, please use payment page here
  • Contact the Treasurer  
  • Attend one of our meetings

WABA Membership

Annual fees for WABA membership are:

  • $40.00 Single membership  
  • $50.00 Family membership  
  • $25.00 Concession (Australian pensioner or full-time student)

Payment options:

  • Electronic funds transfer: Beyond Bank, BSB: 805-022, Account Number: 03417639, Reference: M/ship, Last Name, and Initial
  • Cheque (payable to Wildlife and Botanical Artists Inc.) and posted to: WABA Treasurer, PO Box 980, Woden, ACT, 2606
  • Cash

Membership benefits

  • Your artwork in the WABA Gallery
  • Opportunities to exhibit your work in WABA exhibitions
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Discounts at selected Canberra art stores
  • Eligible to register for commissions
  • Establish links with interstate wildlife and art groups


Networking opportunities

  • Meet a diverse range of artists, scientists and conservationists, make new friends and get involved in new networks.
  • Connect with WABA members and guests at quarterly meetings. Meetings offer special interest presentations from expert guest presenters including artists, scientists, conservationists, photographers and funding/ business representatives.


Professional Development

  • Join a member-discounted workshop to develop your artistic skills in an interactive group setting. Workshops are offered throughout each year in a variety of mediums. 
  • Stay informed about news, events, opportunities, reviews through quarterly newsletters and weekly mail-outs. 
  • Gain greater exposure by displaying your artwork for free on the WABA e-gallery.
  • Volunteer for committee/ leadership positions to increase your experience and expertise and help develop others.

Income Earning Opportunities

  • Get involved in projects to sell WABA cards, prints and bookmarks at high profile venues as well as at member exhibitions. 
  • Sell your original artwork at annual members exhibitions and selected venues.
  • Compete for prizes in your field of interest at annual exhibitions. 
  • Use the e-classifieds to sell books, art supplies etc. 

Additional Benefits 

  • Behind-the-scenes member-only access to specialty collections including tailored talks with responsible curators.  
  • Member discounts on entry fees to Canberra institutions. 
  • Free advertising of your workshops, exhibitions, events on the WABA noticeboard, in weekly mail-outs and newsletters.

Membership Information Sheet and Committee Nomination Form

Download a Membership Information Sheet (for your records).

Download a Committee Member Nomination Form (to complete and return to WABA).