Read the eight reasons you should become a member below.


If you’re ready to join right now, here’s what you need to know…

  • Standard Membership is $25 per month (inc GST)
  • Hit the black ‘Join Now‘ button below to join securely using a credit card
  • Then head over to the Member Directory and add your listing (which goes live once we’ve confirmed payment)
  • We then contact you via email to confirm your membership and give you your member event discount code.

Are you a startup?

If you are a new or startup business, check the bottom of this page for details on our special startup membership rates… (some conditions apply)


 


Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.

Read on for more information on why you should join, who can join, and the range of membership levels.

 


  • Why should I join?
  • Who can join?
  • How do I join?
  • Membership Options

Why should I join?

Eight reasons…

1. Visible – and real – involvement in the local community
2. Effective promotion channel to local consumers
3. Inclusion in local easy-to-use online business directories on high traffic sites
4. Business education/training
5. Regular – and low cost – networking opportunities (that work)
6. A strong voice to all levels of government
7. Regular consultation with members via online polls and surveys
8. Easy in, easy out – no annual fee (unless you prefer this), just a simple month-to-month payment

(for more info on planned projects check our FAQ page)


1) Visible – and real – involvement in the local community
Wynnum Business, in conjunction with WynnumCentral and other local groups, holds community events and promotions aimed at the local community.

2) Effective promotion channel to local consumers
Associated entity WynnumCentral already provides a news and information service to local residents (~12,000 people live in Wynnum) via its website, email updates and social media pages. Over 3,000 locals subscribe to the WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business/Republic of Wynnum email updates and anything up to 7,000 people visit and read news on the site every month. It now also features an online shop for Wynnum businesses. All Wynnum Business members are acknowledged on the site as supporters and are profiled in the news section with one article per year included in membership (more promotional opportunities are available to Wynnum Business members at different membership levels). The site is designed to be easy to access and read from a mobile device.

3) Inclusion in a local easy-to-use online business directory
Wynnum Business members are automatically included in a business directory on WynnumCentral and one on this site.

4) Business education
Wynnum Business invites specialists and experts in various fields of business to speak at our meetings.

5) Regular networking opportunities that work (some of which have been converted to online meetings during COVID-19 restrictions)
Every month there is at least one networking meeting – either in the morning (7am-8am) or in the evening (6pm-8pm) or over lunch (12pm-2pm). The meetings run to a fixed schedule and in a way that maximises networking opportunities. Participation is subject only to a nominal booking fee for members – this is a 50% discount on the standard ticket price. Wynnum Business of course also welcomes non-members who would like to come along to its events. More information below.

6) A strong voice to all levels of government
Wynnum Business engages with government at local, state and national level to make sure that the views and wishes of members are made known to government and local representatives.

7) Regular consultation with members via online polls and surveys
Wynnum Business canvasses the opinions and views of members on a regular basis via online polls and surveys. Results are shared with the local population, the media and government.

8) Easy in, easy out – no annual fee, just a simple month to month payment
Standard membership options start at $25 (inc GST) per month (if paid via credit card or via direct debit) with bronze, silver and gold sponsor levels for larger organisations. Membership can be cancelled at any time after the first three months of membership. See the table below to work out the best membership level for your business. We have recently introduced an Associate Membership level for those who do not need or want the full benefits of standard membership.

All members in addition receive small window and countertop ‘Wynnum Business Member’ stickers.


Who can join?

If you run a business based in Wynnum or surrounding suburbs, you are eligible to join Wynnum Business.


How do I join?

Joining Wynnum Business is straightforward. Membership is month-to-month after the first three months of membership (no annual renewals, unless you prefer to join this way) and you can cancel whenever you like after month 3.

You may pay your membership fees annually if you prefer, however it is more cost-effective to pay either via a monthly credit card payment or via a monthly BPAY payment and we give a discount to Members using either of these methods (this substantially minimises our paperwork, allowing us to focus on delivering services to you).


Membership Options & Benefits

Please check the notes below for more information on membership benefits and check out our special rates for new and startup businesses below…

Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.

NOTES

Listings
These listings appear on WynnumCentral website (all pages and articles excluding Shop Wynnum and the Classified Ads sections), and in the business directory on the site.

Stories/ENEWS
These are news items on the WynnumCentral website. These stories are also sent via email to subscribers (via ENEWS, BNEWS – to businesses – and CNEWS – to Citizens of the Republic of Wynnum) and shared on WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business/Republic of Wynnum Facebook pages and the WynnumCentral Instagram page. Members are given the option of approving the article before publication.

Major Project Recognition
From time to time WynnumCentral and/or Wynnum Business runs events and promotions and produce print material for these (generally flyers and road signs). Members at Bronze Membership level and above are listed on any print material.

Sponsor Emails
This is a separate email sent to subscribers and marked as a sponsor promotion (ie advertisement) on behalf of the Member.

Banner Advertising
This refers to the banner spots at the side and the top of every page on the WynnumCentral website.

Member Event Listings
Any events Member organisations are holding can be listed on the events page on the WynnumCentral website and on social media.

Ad Hoc Editorial Coverage
At the discretion of the WynnumCentral editorial team, other coverage of news/special events/promotions of individual Members can be covered in the news section on the site.

Event Presence
Where WynnumCentral/Wynnum Business organises events (eg business exhibitions/markets/other events), Members can take spots/stalls/tables etc at a discounted rate as indicated above.

Social Media Support
WynnumCentral has an active Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts. Wynnum Business has a Facebook page and a LinkedIn page. Members receive active mentions on social media platforms where they are active (ie post sharing, retweeting etc).

Real Estate Section Listings
NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE. WynnumCentral has run a property/real estate section and may also run other industry specific features in the future.

Business Events – Attendance
Attendance at business events is at a 50% discount for Members (15% discount for Associate Members). Standard membership allows two people from the organisation to access the discounted rate for each event, Bronze membership three, Silver four and Gold six.

Business Events – branding
Bronze, Silver and Gold level Members are recognised at all events, both mentioned by the MC and in terms of any collateral.

 

New/Startup Special Rates

Wynnum Business encourages and supports people setting up a new business by offering a 6 month discounted membership rate to help these businesses promote themselves into the local community and take full advantage of our membership benefits.

The special startup rate is half rate for the first 6 months of membership (normally $25 a month).

Here’s how it works…

  • First 6 months @half rate ie $12.50 instead of $25 per month
  • Join as a standard member and we credit $12.50 back each month for the first 6 months

To qualify startups and new businesses have to…

  • Be founder/s only ie no other employees
  • Be a ‘bootstrap’ startup ie no external funding/investors
  • Have started in the last 3 months

Membership is subject to our Membership Terms & Conditions.