To utilise our unique facilities, to enable the protection of our endangered species and expansion of the wonderful variety of natural native fauna and flora in our community parklands, and to increase the community use, awareness and knowledge of these native species

HIRL Membership

The Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association dedicated to fostering its objectives within the local community.  It relies on a membership base and a dedicated small group of volunteers for support. 

You are invited to join HIRL as a member by downloading and completing the membership form. 

Membership benefits
  • Discounts on venue hiring fees
  • 4 free barista coffees at our Farmers Market
  • Eligibility for MUD Gallery membership to access the gallery as a seller
  • Newsletters and notice of upcoming events

Becoming a member of the MUD Gallery enables you to sell your creations through the Gallery. A separate membership application is required for the MUD Gallery and you will need to hold membership to HIRL for insurance purposes. 

Membership fees

Memberships cover the period 1st July through to 30th June.


HIRL Membership $25 per year


Mud Gallery Membership (includes HIRL Membership) $60 per year

Volunteer at HIRL

If you have some time free, there is always something for you at HIRL.

Volunteering with the HIRL community is both interesting and rewarding. If its gardening you're into, like a bit of admin, or just want to help out at events, everyone has something to bring to HIRL. We welcome all ages, all abilities and all personalities to join our fun and friendly team. No matter if it's a half a day a month or practically full time, you can make a difference!

Tell us what you'd like to do!

See what you can do