New Membership &  Membership  Renewal

CNAV VISION – Community newspapers are the voice of the community.

MISSION STATEMENT – We will actively work with our members to enhance the capacity and standing of community newspapers to enable them to fully realise their role in their communities.


  1. To develop an active network that will support the development and continuation of community newspapers in local communities.
  2. To raise the profile of community newspapers with all levels of government.
  3. To foster co‐operation between community newspapers.
  4. To hold an annual conference and awards night.

“Community newspaper” means one that is owned by its community.  A paper or newsletter is eligible to join CNAV if produced by a person/s or group publishing the paper for their Victorian community.  A paper published as a private business venture is  not eligible.  An individual person, (or organisation) having an interest in the area served by the CNAV is eligible to join as an associate member.


  • Direct bank deposit to;
    Bendigo Bank
    BSB 633‐000
    Account no. 126572445
    Please tag your payment so we know who sent it
  • Cheque payable to Community Newspaper Association of Victoria
    Post to: CNAV Treasurer Caroline Roff, PO Box 64, Koo Wee Rup, VIC 3981


Helen Smith[email protected]

(note CNAV is not registered to collect GST)

Apply or Renew Now

Choose your application category first:

Click “Newspapers” if you are a publisher.

Click “Associates” only if you are NOT a publisher, but want to be involved in and informed about the sector.

Make sure you click Submit at the bottom of the form too.


For publishers of a community newspaper or newsletter.


For people who aren’t publishers but would like to be involved and informed.