WRL Associate Membership

How to Become a WRL Associate Member

Associate membership of WRL is open to any persons who would like to keep up-to-date with and be involved in the western rock lobster industry.

As the peak body for the industry, we are the voice of our Members and by taking out a membership you can be a part of the conversations that will drive the future of our fishery.

Joining WRL as an Associate Member is a great opportunity for those ineligible to be an Ordinary (or Voting) Member -i.e. people who do not own a Managed Fishery Licence (MFL)- but still want to take part in the industry. Associate Members have the opportunity to engage with and contribute their insights and expertise to the work of the Council through a variety of activities.


There are some basic criteria you need to meet for your application to be considered by the WRL Board at a Board meeting. Any of the following persons are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Association for so long as they are:

Please note: In the WRL Rules of Association clause 5.3 states that a lessee includes a person holding a right to carry on commercial fishing in the WCRLF by agreement with the MFL licensee or with the unit holder.

Benefits of Associate Membership

Nominate for Election to the Western Rock Lobster Board

Have a voice within the rock lobster industry

Please note: An Associate Member is not eligible to vote at General Meetings.

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How to Apply

Apply online to become an associate member by clicking the button below.

The WRL Board will consider your application at its next Board meeting. The Board may accept or reject in its absolute discretion.

WRL will notify you of the outcome of your application.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about joining WRL as an Associate Member, please contact katherine@westernrocklobster.org or call 9432 7722.

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