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Membership is open to individual residential strata owners, and predominantly residential (mixed use) strata schemes, community associations and company title developments.  The membership year is 30 June to 1 July (but if you join after 1 April, your membership extends to the following June).  Scroll down to application forms.

What members say:

"As a person relatively new to Strata living, I have gained a lot of knowledge from attending some of the OCN meetings and one of the all day seminars."  Dennis Furini

"I’m a member because I find strata living a constant challenge – mostly because of the politicking involved – and I believe one of the best ways to ‘win’ against ‘the forces of evil’ is to follow strata law and regulations, and obtain expert advice instead of relying on committee member opinion.  So OCN offers all that.  Plus I enjoy sharing my own knowledge and experience with other members.  I think OCN is working really hard to both lobby for change and provide services for members.  So I think OCN delivers."  Ingrid Jackson

Membership Benefits

It pays to belong to OCN.  Membership provides a platform for strata owners to share experiences and  the tools to solve strata living challenges and improve strata living. OCN represents you and, ultimately, your future.

Your membership entitles you to:

  • access the 'Members Only' website section with a wealth of practical solutions
  • online forum to contribute to and learn from fellow members
  • free quarterly member meetings on hot topics with expert speakers
  • twice yearly seminars on more complex topics
  • a voice in framing any new legislation affecting strata living
  • invitations to participate in cost saving initiatives such as Smart Green Apartments
  • and more....

Membership runs from 1July to 30 June each year.


Membership types

OCN offers the following membership types. Membership is renewable annually on 1 July.

  1. Individual

    For individual owners of residential strata or company titled property

    • $55.00 annual fee ($50.00+GST)
    • Entitled to 1 vote at General Meetings
    • Enjoy full membership benefits
    • Inform yourself on issues of interest.  
    • Prove to your executive committee the value of belonging, then join your scheme!

       
  2. Owners Corporation - Small

    For Strata, Company and Community Title schemes with up to 100 lots

    • $165.00 annual fee ($150.00+GST)
    • Up to 2 Executive Committee members can represent the scheme
    • Each representative is entitled to 1 vote at General Meetings
    • All owners can enjoy membership benefits

       
  3. Owners Corporation - Large

    For Strata, Company and Community Title schemes with more than 100 lots

    • $385.00 annual fee ($350.00+ GST)
    • Up to 2 Executive Committee members can represent the scheme
    • Each representative is entitled to 1 vote at General Meetings
    • All owners can enjoy membership benefits

Become a member

Join today!   

Individuals

Owners Corporations & Community Associations

Download and complete the appropriate application form, then return the form and membership fee to us per the instructions.


Find out more

If you'd like to find out more, submit your enquiry here

What Members Say

"The whole strata community owes a huge debt of gratitude to you and the OCN executive. Much appreciated."

Robert, Darlinghurst

"I am very pleased with my membership of OCN, the discussions through sharing emails is very valuable in increasing my knowledge of strata living, the laws and EC responsibilities. I think I am better armed to tread the minefield of the managing agent responsibilities and the necessary action of the EC to monitor the contradictory interests of the agent."

Jim, Wollstonecraft

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

Ingrid, Neutral Bay

"I must say that I have enjoyed and found consolation in the discussions that have been part of the email chain (forum). I did attend one general meeting and found that it was informative and the people "running the show" were knowledgeable and dedicated to the tasks that had taken on. In short, well done. You and the committee have and continue to support the Strata Community in a very professional manner."

Greg, Parramatta

"Nothing is easy in Strata World and we have been in building defects “mode” for some years – hopefully almost at an end but that process has been most demanding and difficult but again – greatly helped by the experience and wise counsel of other members of OCN."

Pat, St Leonards

"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 belong to OCN because of its professionalism.  I have found the meetings I have been to extremely well presented, to the point, and of course very topical and informative. Speakers on the whole certainly know their topic.  My role of Secretary last year was certainly assisted with the coverage regarding TPG & other subjects. Member newsletters are also of benefit as the topics are specific to strata matters."

Graham, East Balmain

I have enjoyed attending the quarterly OCN meetings and the exchange of emails between other Executive Committee Members and think OCN is playing an increasingly important role as a voice for strata dwellers and representing us at Government level. I wish the organisation continuing success in the future."

Pauline, Kings Cross

"The [forum] response to my question was amazing and really useful.  The OCN community is wonderful so thanks."

Jenny, Killara

"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 OCN is invaluable – many thanks."

Bill, Surry Hills

"OCN is proving invaluable"

Sue, Neutral Bay

"Thanks to all at OCN for your continuing efforts to keep us up to date with current strata information and advice...it has been very helpful to us"

Kate, Coogee

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

Peter, Chiswick

"Thanks to OCN for being such a rich resource of trustworthy information about strata matters."

Peter, Chiswick

"I wanted to extend my personal thanks for the very informative & interesting event today. The OCN team did an outstanding job in the organisation of this event & I enjoyed it thoroughly. The quality of speakers, the flow of conversation & interaction from the attendees - first class …& of course, the amazing Jimmy T - always a delight."

Sue, Epping

"OCN does a great job in providing a really valuable service to Strata owners."

Lois, Wollongong

"I am sure my appreciation of your good works is echoed by many in the Stratasphere. Keep up the good work."

John, Elizabeth Bay

"Once again, being able to discuss such things through this forum, helps clear the mind, puts things into perspective and helps one to understand their rights and to form a strategy if needs be. 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

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

Alan, Maryville