Become a Member

Please note all existing members need to create a new account.

We would like you to become a member of the Lakes Water Quality Society.

The Society is a community organisation that works on behalf of the whole Rotorua Community and many outside of Rotorua to ensure that our lakes remain or are restored to a high quality.

Join the Society and work with us to ensure that our lakes are restored to pre 1960 condition.

There are many issues that need to be addressed, water quality, pest fish, invasive pest weeds, nutrients, wastewater reticulation, and pest animals in many of the lake catchments.

We already are getting great support from many agencies including Te Arawa Lakes Trust, BoP Regional Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Central Government, a host of institutions and a range of community organisations.

But, much still needs to be done and we need to keep focused on ensuring that funding is available to continue the lake restoration work. Your membership gives added weight in demonstrating public support for our ideals.

Our membership reaches well beyond the Rotorua district because people all over NZ appreciate the value of the Rotorua Lakes to the environment and the national economy. Although our focus is on the Rotorua lakes we are also interested in the status of other New Zealand lakes and welcome sharing our knowledge and experience with lake advocates in other parts of New Zealand.

To become a member of the LWQS sign up here.

Membership categories:

You can sign up online, this is our preferred option as it will allow us to communicate through email. Alternatively you can download our membership form and post it to us.

Individual and Family Membership: $20 inclusive GST

Benefits of membership:

  • Individual and Family
  • Actively participate in the Society
  • Receive updates about what is happening around our lakes
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting to meet like minded lake advocates
  • Contribute to our submissions
  • Reduced symposium registration rates
  • Demonstrates your support to our ideals

$20.00 / yearSign Up Now


Corporate Membership: $100 inclusive GST

Benefits of Corporate membership

  • Supporting the activities of the Society
  • Receive updates about what is happening around our lakes
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting to meet like minded lake advocates
  • Reduced symposium registration rates
  • Gateway to other community groups regarding lake water quality in New Zealand
  • Demonstrates your support for our ideals

$100.00 / yearSign Up Now

Donations for Research

We accept donations, click here for more information.