Why join us?


As a member of Slow Food 4Cs, you’ll receive a wide range of other benefits as well as priority booking for all 4Cs events.

Slow Food membership is not just about activities in Canberra and the region – it’s being a member of a global movement to change attitudes and actions, and taking time to enjoy!

Membership of the Slow Food Canberra – Capital & Country Convivium can be as an individual or a couple, mature (over 65 years), young (under 30 years) or ‘sustainer’.  Details of these options can be accessed via the Slow Food International website (www.slowfood.com) – click on ‘Join us’, enter ‘Australia’ from the drop-down menu and select from the options available.

If you prefer, you can also join Slow Food directly through the Canberra Capital & Country Convivium (4C) – simply contact us via slowfoodcanberranews@hotmail.com and we will send you a membership application.

About half of your membership fee goes to the international office in Italy to fund Slow Food’s vital international projects and programs, mainly in Third World countries. These activities are very important — they are a tangible way of turning our philosophies into action in places where they can be most effective, especially through the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. About 30 per cent is used by Slow Food Australia to fund the development of national projects and events. And our convivium makes good use of the remaining 20 per cent!

Each local convivium celebrates its own region. Canberra and its surrounding region is brimming with interest, and our many events reflect this diversity.

Come along to a 4Cs event and meet our hospitable members.  We can include you on our mailing list for regular events updates and our quarterly newsletter – just drop us a line via info@slowfoodcanberra.com.


Membership of the Canberra Capital & Country Convivium (4Cs) offers these benefits:

  • friendly, varied local activities to suit your taste — as many as 40 a year — that take advantage of the wonderful region in which we live
  • 4C’s quarterly e-newsletter with articles of interest on food issues, local producers, recent and upcoming events
  • an introductory booklet, Slow Food Companion
  • regular news and updates from Slow Food International
  • participation in the international “Ark of Taste” initiative, which identifies and catalogues dishes, products and animals that are in danger of disappearing
  • international festivals and events — such as the Salone del Gusto, the world’s largest quality food and wine fair, held every two years in Turin.

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