3️⃣ Join your state and local groups (important!)

:warning: This step is important — please don’t skip

When you first join, you will not be shown all the categories (sub-forums) on the Base, so that you don’t get overwhelmed.

In this step, you’ll join your local and state groups so that you can see their categories.

(Note: if you don’t complete this step, you won’t be able to see or participate in your local and state discussions!)

XR is decentralised

Extinction Rebellion Australia is a decentralized movement. We advocate involvement first at the local level. This enables the integration of the new members into the face-to-face movement within a human-sized group. We stress the importance of this step in creating bonds of trust between XR members. State (and ultimately local) groups develop and carry out non-violent civil disobedience actions locally.

:information_source: You do not have to take part in civil disobedience actions to be a meaningful part of XR. There are roles for all levels of engagement.

Each local group acts independently and — as long as the principles and values ​​of XR Australia are respected — with the support of the XR movement in Australia and globally.

How to join groups on the Base

:information_source: To join a group, click its @name, then click the Join button.

Join your state group

State: Group @name:
Australian Capital Territory @State-ACT
New South Wales @State-NSW
Northern Territory @State-NT
Queensland @State-Queensland
South Australia @State-SA
Tasmania @State-Tasmania
Victoria @State-Victoria
Western Australia @State-WA

Join your local group

First, select your state below. (If your state does not appear below, it has no local groups yet.)

Australian Capital Territory
Locality: Group @name:
Canberra @lg-canberra
New South Wales
Locality:               Group @name:
Albury-Wodonga @lg-vic-Albury-Wodonga
Note: This group category is currently nested under the Victoria category as it straddles the border. It may be moved in the future. Joining this group will also give you access to the Victoria categories.
Bondi @lg-nsw-Bondi
Byron Bay @lg-nsw-Byron-Bay
Inner West @lg-nsw-Inner-West
Mid Coast @lg-nsw-Mid-Coast
Newcastle @lg-nsw-Newcastle
Northern Rivers @lg-nsw-Northern-Rivers
Sydney @lg-nsw-Sydney
Wingecarribee @lg-nsw-Wingecarribee
Locality: Group @name:
Brisbane - Meanjin @lg-qld-Brisbane-Meanjin
Brisbane South @lg-qld-Brisbane-South
Brisbane West @lg-qld-Brisbane-West
Far North Queensland @lg-qld-Far-North-Queensland
Mackay and Whitsundays @lg-qld-Mackay-and-Whitsundays
Rockhampton @lg-qld-Rockhampton
Sunshine Coast @lg-sunshine-coast
Townsville @lg-qld-Townsville
South Australia
Locality: Group @name:
XRSA @lg-south-australia
Locality:                    Group @name:
Albury-Wodonga @lg-vic-Albury-Wodonga
Note: This group category straddles the border. It may be moved in the future. Joining this group will also give you access to the New South Wales categories.
Bairnsdale @lg-Bairnsdale
Ballarat @lg-vic-Ballarat
Bayside @lg-vic-Bayside
Darebin @lg-darebin
Eastside @lg-vic-Eastside
Geelong @lg-geelong
Gippsland @lg-vic-Gippsland
Inner East (Melbourne) @lg-vic-inner-east
Macedon Ranges @lg-macedon-ranges
Moreland @lg-moreland
Mornington Peninsula @lg-vic-mornington
Nillumbik @lg-vic-Nillumbik
North East VIC @lg-victoria-North-East-Vic
Port Phillip @lg-port-phillip
Oakleigh (Melbourne South-East) @lg-vic-Oakleigh
The Hills @lg-vic-The-Hills
South-West Victoria @lg-vic-Southwest-Victoria
Southern Gippsland @lg-vic-Southern-Gippsland
West Gippsland @lg-vic-West-Gippsland
Westside @lg-westside
Yarra @lg-yarra
Western Australia
Locality: Group @name:
XRWA North of the River @lg-wa-North-of-the-River
XRWA Eastern Suburbs @lg-wa-Perth-East
XRWA Walyalup @lg-wa-Walyalup
XRWA Denmark-6333] @lg-wa-Denmark-6333

:sos: “Help! My local group is missing!”

If your local group is not listed here, please let us know by messaging @staff and we’ll be happy to set it up for you :slight_smile:

Have you joined your state and local groups, or let us know if any are missing?

Yes, I have!

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