Membership of the Wellington Shell Club is open to individuals or organisations interested in marine shells (sea shells), land shells (snails), conchology or related interests including malacology. 

Membership fees

The club's financial year is 1 November - 31 October. Membership fees (subscriptions) are due on 1 November for the following year.

All fees are inclusive of gst.

  • New Zealand individual membership NZ $20.00
  • New Zealand family membership NZ $25.00
  • Overseas membership NZ $30.00

Payment options

  • by internet banking to Wellington Shell Club, BNZ account 020536 0157399 00.  Please use your surname in the "reference" field.
  • by cheque made payable to Wellington Shell Club and mailed to Wellington Shell Club, PO Box 12 163, Thorndon, Wellington 6144, New Zealand. 
  • by cheque or cash at club meetings
Membership fee and other payment related enquiries can be directed to the WSC Treasurer

What do I get for my fees?

Members receive the following:
  • A monthly newsletter with information about forthcoming events including monthly club meetings*, field trips, other club outings, social events, occasional pre-meeting evening dinners, summer BBQs, pot luck dinners (members pay own costs) plus general club news.
  • A copy of the Wellington Shell Club journal "Cookia" containing scientific articles and items of wider and general interest.  "Cookia" is published annually in late November. 
  • Access to the club library and reference documents (refer Booklist). 
  • A current contact list of club members - usually updated twice per annum. 

* There is no club meeting in December. The January club meeting is typically a social afternoon or early evening BBQ event hosted at a member's private home. 

(page last updated September 2016)