Membership Fees, Payments, Finance & Banking

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 (Subs)

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).

Our preferred fees payment method is internet banking or direct credit into the Wellington Shell Club BNZ account number:

020 536 0157399 000

Please be sure to use your surname in the "reference" field.


  • cash at a club meeting

  • cash over the counter, smart ATM or other deposit at any branch of the BNZ. Please use the account number above and be sure to use your surname in the "reference" field.

  • payments from overseas should be by foreign exchange transfer (contact the treasurer for details of Swift Code)

  • please do not send cash in the post. This is done at your own risk. The club accepts no responsibility for payments made in this manner.

  • any cash payment will be receipted, otherwise receipts will only be issued on request


Cheques, including foreign currency cheques, are no longer accepted at the BNZ .

Fees, Payment, Finance & Banking Enquiries

Membership fee (subs), general payment, banking or other financial enquiries should be directed to the treasurer:

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 meeting in December. The January meeting is typically a casual social afternoon or early evening BBQ event hosted at a member's private home.

Contact us to become member

(page last updated May 2022)