Membership Fees & Payments

Membership of the Wellington Shell Club is open to individuals, families and organisations interested in marine shells (sea shells), terrestrial shells (i.e land snails or tree snails), conchology, malacology or related interests. 

Membership Fees

The club's financial year is 1 November - 31 October. Membership fees (subscriptions) are due on 1 November for the following 12 months. 

Membership fees be should paid within 6 months of the due date, i.e. by the end of April.

  • $20.00 -  Individual or organisational membership
  • $25.00 - Family membership (i.e family or two or more individuals at the same address) 
  • $NZ30.00 (or equivalent in foreign currency) - Overseas membership (individual or family).

Club Membership Fees (Subs)

Our preferred payment method is internet banking, direct credit, over the counter cash or cheque payment directly into the Wellington Shell Club BNZ account:

               020 536 0157399 000
                Use surname in "reference" field for the payment.  

  • cash or cheque at a club meeting
  • cheque made payable to Wellington Shell Club and mailed to the treasurer.  Check the newsletter or the club membership list for the treasurer's address.  Otherwise the address can be provided upon inquiry to
  • payments from overseas should be by foreign exchange transfer (contact treasurer for details)
  • cheques must be in New Zealand currency.  The bank no longer accepts foreign currency cheques.
Please direct membership fee (subs) and general payment inquiries to:


Many NZ banks cheques are phasing out cheques.  Our bank, the BNZ will no longer accept cheque deposits from July 2021.  Please check with the treasurer for payment alternative methods. 

What do I get for my subs?

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 January 2021)