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Anyone with an interest in environmental law and policy can join NELA. Present membership includes MPs, State and Federal public servants, lawyers, engineers, local government officers, academics, librarians, town planners, environmental consultants, architects, and people from many other disciplines.

Corporate Members

Are displayed on our website and have the opportunity to sponsor NELA events and conferences.

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Membership Benefits

NELA offers its members a range of exclusive membership benefits including:

Discounted rates at NELA events and the events of the NELA’s partners and friends such as the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Legalwise Seminars, and the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand

Access to NELA’s special publications such as publication of conference papers

Access to information about recent developments on legislation, case notes, policy and internationally

Access to webinars and online events

Resource and networking opportunities through our member’s only access area on our website; as well as opportunities to contribute to environmental law and policy in Australia through articles, submissions, online forums and events

Membership Types

NELA has three categories of membership: individual, corporate and student.

Individual membership is open to anyone interested in environmental law and who agrees to the purposes of the company.

Corporate membership is open to any organization that agrees to the purposes of the association, joining on behalf of five nominated individual members.

Student membership is an individual membership that is offered at a discount for full time students who provide a copy of their student card with their application form or renewal.

NELA offers Life membership to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation and the practice of environmental law.

NELA is currently reviewing how it defines its corporate membership category and welcomes feedback at

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NELA Membership subscriptions are based on a financial year.

New Website Offer:

NELA will also be offering a 30% discount on the above reduced fees
to renewing and existing members for a period of 3 months.

Use coupon 2020website at checkout. Offer ends October 31 2020.