Membership fees


What does it cost to join BDS?

We are a non-profit and charitable trust funded almost exclusively from membership fees. We want as many Kiwis as possible experiencing the benefits of book groups so we keep our fees low as possible and offer tailored support to priority groups.

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Full Programme

No. of people in book group Cost
7 to 12 members $82 per member + $40 for the coordinator
12 members $942 per group
11 members $860 per group
10 members $778 per group
9 members $696 per group
8 members $614 per group
7 members $532 per group
6 or fewer members — minimum group fee applies $532 per group (divide between members)

Payment Options

accepted methods of payment

Internet Banking

Account number: 02 0800 0726088 000 
Reference: Your group name or your coordinator's name


Cash and EFTPOS facilities are available at BDS HQ, 425 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch if you wish to pay your group fees in person.

Credit Card

In addition to the above methods, groups re-enrolling online can pay using credit card via our secure payment portal. We can also take credit card payments over the phone: 03 365 6210