Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
152 Dowling Street, Dungog
Do you want to be part of something special? By becoming a member of the Dungog Wholefood Co-op you will be part owner in our shire’s first and only co-operative grocery shop. It also means you get:
How much is it to join?
Membership will cost you $35 per year. We will have a limited number of free memberships which concession-card holders can apply for once we are open.
Is there an option to pay for 6 months?
At this stage, we only offer a 12 month membership.
What do I get for my membership fee?
Dungog Wholefood Co-op is a co-operative business, which means each member owns an equal share in the venture. Your membership also entitles you to:
What is required of me?
All you have to do is to pay your membership each year and do some of your shopping with us. But we’d love you to be more involved because it is volunteers who keep the co-op running and thriving. You can do this by simply responding to surveys and giving feedback. If you have a bit more time, you can volunteer to help with different aspects of running the co-op. There are lots of ways to support the business – serving members in the shop, helping run special events etc. As a co-operative business, your democratic rights and voice are important to us. This means having your say at Annual General Meetings.
Can we join as a family or household?
Absolutely! We welcome household memberships. One membership can be used by anyone living at your address.
Where are you and when are you open?
Our shop is located at 152 Dowling Street Dungog and will be opening its doors for the first time in early 2022. At this stage, we plan to be open:
What is special about what you stock?
We are a business that values fair food. This means we care about the impact of food on our health, on producers and on the planet. We are guided by principles of equality for growers, accessibility for consumers and sustainability for the environment. This means we prioritise locally produced food, grown or made within or as close as possible to the Dungog Shire. When there are gaps in what we produce here we prioritise food produced with methods that are equitable for people, paying and treating farmers and workers properly. We also support methods of making and packaging food and goods that avoid or minimise:
Our coordinators research products thoroughly to make sure they align with these values. Our board oversees these choices to make sure we are being true to our vision. We also do our best to cater for the individual dietary needs of our members by offering gluten, nut and dairy free and vegan alternatives. In addition to our bricks and mortar shop, we will also run community events and education around community owned fair food, so keep your eyes open!
Where do the profits go?
As a co-operative, the money we make goes back into the running costs of the business such as purchasing stock and equipment and paying our bills. Profits generated ensure the business can remain sustainable and we can deliver the best food at accessible prices to our members.
Is there a product list and prices so we can see if the discount is worth it?
As we grow, we will develop tools like online price lists and ordering. We will also use social media to keep you informed as seasonal produce comes in and specials are offered.
How do I find out more?
Sign up to our mailing list, like us on Instagram or Facebook or email us at