About Us

What is NOC? The Newport Organic Collective

NOC is a community based, not for profit business, run by exclusively by volunteers. We help to bring affordable organic produce and sustainable goods to Melbourne's inner west. In exchange for contributing our time and a small annual membership fee ($40), we are able to purchase the following:

We currently offer the following organic produce for sale at discounted pricing:

·      Sourdough Bread and Eggs 

·      Eco friendly toilet paper

·      100% Biodegradable sustainable laundry detergent

·      Terre Madre products (dry goods, flours, nuts, canned food)

·      Mount Zero products

·      Spud Sisters potatoes

·      Ethical and Sustainable Coffee

Our offerings change based on members needs. Members must reside within the City of Hobsons Bay and membership requires a small annual fee (currently $40) that covers administration costs only. You can trial us for free for 30 days to see if we are a good fit.

Our main focus is on organic produce, but we also consider environmental responsibility, biodegradability, Australian (or locally) made goods and the ability to recycle as much as possible with our choice of suppliers. 

How it Works

Orders for various products open on a regular (weekly/fortnightly) to semi regular (quarterly, half yearly) basis. Members can choose which products they want to buy, by completing the order sheet when open. Goods are picked up from two residential locations in Newport (all goods except for Terra Madre and Mount Zero) and Williamstown (TM and Mount Zero). 

Benefits of Membership

Be part of a local community group

Get to know your local NOC members and participate in the group as much or as little as you wish. Occasionally we have social functions. The NOC grapevine is a great source of community information about all things organic and related sustainability and local topics.

Support local, sustainable businesses

By purchasing through NOC, you are supporting local or Australian businesses as we buy direct from the grower or supplier. We develop relationships with suppliers who are focussed on sustainability and where possible organic.

Equipment for Borrowing

NOC has a food dehydrator which members are able to borrow. You can dry all manner of fruit and vegetables in it and the unit is large so you can do it in bulk. There is no fee for members, however payment of a bond is required. What can I do with a dehydrator?

Requirements of Membership

Members must live in Hobsons Bay. Members are encouraged to contribute to the operation of the Collective by taking at least one of several active roles or be on the Committee. Read about the roles below.


Dry Goods/Bulk Buy Coordinator

Dry Goods Coordinator is responsible for the periodic ordering of dry goods. They prepare a list of available bulk items and available order quantities, prepare them for sale as products in the website administration area, collate orders and make the bulk purchase. The Coordinator then organises the delivery, sorting and collection point for distribution of goods to members. All members are most welcome and will be called upon to help out with the sorting.

Bread Coordinator

The Bread Coordinator downloads orders from the website each week, liaises with the bakery and forwards invoices to accounts to be paid. Some communication with members is required if there are any discrepancies.