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Have you renewed your Membership yet? Our exclusive shiny 2018 Member Dog Tags are shipping out, so make sure you renew to ensure you don’t miss out!

The last date for membership renewals is fast approaching! 2017 Members have until Monday 15 January to renew before being marked as Lapsed, so check your email! If you haven’t received a reminder from us, please email membership@newmelbournebrowncoats.com before 15 January to update your email address.

Per our Membership Terms & Conditions, “Renewing Members have until 15 January to pay their membership, before they are marked as Lapsed in the Members Register. Members are granted a grace period of 14 days from the Lapsed date to make their Renewal payment. After this time, membership is cancelled. Members wishing to rejoin after the end of the grace period will be processed as new members (with the new member fee being charged).”

Membership is vital to keeping New Melbourne Browncoats afloat, so please help support our club and be part of the team!

Score yourself something shiny in our January Online Sale until 31 January 2018!

We’re making room for lots of new goodies in preparation for a special online event in February, so we’ve discounted lots of items (as well as added a few new goodies like Jayne Plush Bears and Inevitable Betrayal Dinosaur Playsets)! You’ll find discounted merchandise in the January Clearance Sale category, and everything else (including new items) in the Merchandise category. And as always, all sales benefit two amazing charities – Fitted for Work and FareShare!

Delivery is available to Australian & New Zealand addresses. Get an extra discount too with free shipping on orders over $100 (Coupon Code: NMBFREESHIPPING100).

Click here to get shopping!

There’s lots of events coming up in Melbourne (and a few for interstaters too)! If you’d like to help organise any of them, or help out on the day, let us know! We’re always in need of assistance to stop our Committee volunteers from burning out. The more, the merrier!

– End of Year Online Sale (1-10 Dec 2017)
– End of Year Shindig @ Melbourne Observatory (Sun 10 Dec 2017)
– Social Picnic by the Yarra (Sun 4 Mar 2018)
– Members Only Online Trivia Competition (12-18 Mar 2018)
– Battle of the States Online Trivia Competition (1-8 Apr 2018)
– Social Pub Lunch (6 May 2018)
– Special Surprise Shindig (May/June 2018)
– Members Only Online Trivia Competition (11-17 Jun 2018)
– Social – Theme TBD (1 Jul 2018)
– Members Only Online Trivia Competition (10-15 Sept 2018)
– Annual General Meeting & Social (16 Sept 2018)
– Trivia Day (2 Dec 2018)

KEY DATES for 2017/2018:
– Deadline for 2018 Gift Memberships – December 16, 2017
– Deadline for Membership Renewals – January 15, 2018
– Committee of Management Q1 Meeting – February 3, 2018
– Committee of Management Q2 Meeting – April 7, 2018
– Supanova Melbourne – April 20-22, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Melbourne – June 9-10, 2018
– Supanova Sydney – June 15-17, 2018
– Committee of Management Q3 Meeting – July 7, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Sydney – September 22-23, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Sydney – September 29-30, 2018
– Committee of Management Q4 Meeting – October 6, 2018
– Armageddon Auckland – October 19-22, 2018
– Supanova Adelaide – November 2-4, 2018
– Supanova Brisbane – November 9-11, 2018

Score yourself something shiny in our End of Year Online Sale from 1-10 December 2017!

We’ve got a great range of goodies to make any Whedonverse fan happy! And as an added bonus, all sales benefit two amazing charities – Fitted for Work and FareShare! Delivery is available to Australian & New Zealand addresses, and we aim to have all orders shipped out by 15 December.

Get a great discount too! Choose between 10% off your entire order (Coupon Code: NMBEOY2017), or free shipping on orders over $100 (Coupon Code: NMBFREESHIPPING100)! Discounts apply to End of Year Sale items only.

Click here to get shopping!

When: Sunday 10 December, from 12-2pm
Where: Melbourne Observatory Lawn

Join us for a casual picnic to celebrate the end of another shiny year surrounded by fellow Browncoats! Meet the NMB team and discover what we have planned for 2018!

We will be setting up on the lawn in front of the Cafe and Garden Shop. Bring a picnic lunch or grab something from the nearby cafe. We welcome members, friends, family and all shiny folk who love Firefly!

The Melbourne Observatory is located at Birdwood Avenue in the Royal Botanic Gardens, next to the Shrine of Remembrance.

Public Transport
Bus: Route 605 (Melbourne Observatory/Birdwood Avenue)
Tram: Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Rd)
For detailed public transport information, visit Public Transport Victoria.

Parking: Street metered car parking for up to four hours is generally easy to find close to entry gates. Please note that parking conditions vary according to nearby events. The City of Melbourne enforces parking restrictions in the area. Disabled parking bays are marked on the Gardens Map.

Cycling: Designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD lead to Melbourne Gardens. Please note that riding of bicycles in the gardens is not permitted. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at Observatory Gate.

For more information, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens website.