Thanks for becoming a member of ALEC

Members and supporters are at the heart of ALEC, as we collectively work towards protecting the arid lands and growing sustainable communities.

With fracking still an issue in 2020 and urgent climate action required, there are definitely challenges we face. However there is power in us working together, and we will continue to have a significant impact. 

As a member you will receive our regular Thorny News E-mail newsletters, discounts at ALEC workshops and events and voting rights at the ALEC AGM. You are also welcome to apply to be part of the ALEC governance team by becoming a Board member.

If there is a way we can engage you better on the environmental issues that you care about more, please let us know! Email We always appreciate feedback and hearing your concerns.

Your membership is valid for 12 months, and we will send you a renewal reminder notice.

If you share our vision for 'healthy futures for arid lands and people', please consider making a donation. We are a small team that has a big impact regionally and we rely on the generosity of the community to advocate, campaign, educate, organise and catalyse change in the outback. 

Become a Desert Defender and help provide the critical funds to keep us standing up strong for the desert country. Or if you have any fundraising ideas you want to talk about, please reach out. Recently an ALEC member held an art-sale and donated some of the proceeds to ALEC - every little bit helps.

If you would like to go on to our volunteer email list sign up here.

Thanks again for your support.

Become a Garden User

As an active member of ALEC, you are also entitled to become an Alice Springs Community Garden User.  It’s a great way to get involved with the community without the ongoing responsibility of maintaining an individual plot.

  • Participate in working bees and social events
  • Garden in the communal beds
  • Receive newsletters and updates
  • Nominate to join the Management Committee

A $50 annual Garden User Fee per individual ($25 concession/unwaged) covers ongoing garden costs like irrigation, electricity, insurance etc. ALEC members with a ‘family’ membership only need to pay one Garden User Fee per family. 

Become part of our vibrant garden community today by visiting the Community Garden's website.

Stay Connected

Protecting the outback and catalysing the essential change needed to tackle climate change and create a sustainable future is a big task and we need your support to do it. Sign up here for more information on how you can support the work of the Arid Lands Environment Centre