Membership

Membership is open to all Somers Residents.

“Resident” means a person of voting age who owns or rents a property within Somers, as defined by the Postcode 3927.

You can become a member by completing the following application form online: Become a Member.

If you chose to do this and pay by electronic transfer please ensure that you wait for a confirmation of successful submission of the form. We have had some instances where payments have been made but we have not received the form and we are not able to identify the payee.

Alternatively, you can click on Download Membership Application Form to download and print an application form that can then be filled in and mailed to us.

Membership fees are currently $10 per person ($20 per couple) per year.

We encourage as many people as possible in each household to join as the greater the number of financial members the stronger our voice will be in representing our community. All work undertaken by the SRA is on a voluntary basis and membership fees are used to cover the Association’s running expenses such as stationery, printing, postage and web hosting etc.

The SRA newsletters are only emailed to members.


The Benefits of SRA Membership

The SRA enjoys strong support from both property owners and renters with membership from almost 50% of all dwellings in the 3927 postcode.

This support is vital for our representation to our Federal, State and local Representatives at the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC). Over the years, the SRA has developed strong networks and has regular and adhoc meetings with all levels of Government to discuss and communicate concerns that members raise with us.

When contacted by a member we are usually able to give advice about the appropriate level of Government to approach or recommend specific people that may be able to assist. If appropriate we will provide help to ensure that the relevant authority properly addresses their concerns.

Planning and building are two of the most common concerns raised by our members. Here in Somers we are fortunate to have many planning overlays that limit inappropriate development yet despite this protection there are still developments which draw strong criticism. In most cases when asked for assistance we have been able to access documented evidence of decisions taken by the MPSC.