Hyogo Cultural Centre attracts members with a diverse range of interests, backgrounds, and ages. Current members range from high school students to business people to retired pensioners. Whatever your interest in Japan, Hyogo Cultural Centre will certainly have something to offer you!

Hyogo Cultural Centre Membership follows the calendar year, ie. January to December, and costs $30 for that period regardless of when you actually join.

Membership Benefits

Membership entitles you to:

  • borrow resources from the extensive library (the largest Japan related resource library in Western Australia!)
  • receive discounts to most Hyogo Cultural Centre activities where fees are applicable
  • have Hyogo Cultural Centre’s activity and event information delivered directly to your home or office by either post or e-mail
  • receive plenty of opportunities to socialise with other Members

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in becoming a Member, please come into the Centre to take a look around and speak with one of our friendly staff. Alternatively, you can print out the application form.  Please fill it out, tear off the application part and send it to us with a Cheque or Money Order.  Please make your cheque payable to Hyogo Cultural Centre. of course you are also more than welcome to bring in the form with your cash payment and enjoy borrowing privileges immediately.  If you become a member through a school or company and require Tax Invoice, please feel free to contact us.  If you need to pay by credit card, please call or email us to request a tax invoice and there will be a link attached to that invoice, which will allow you to use a card.  Unfortunately we do not have credit card facilities over the phone or in person at the office.

2019 Membership is $30 and runs from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019 (no GST incl.)

Renewing your Membership

If you have ever been a member of Hyogo Cultural Centre, it is not necessary for you to fill out a new membership application. We never delete anyone’s details, so regardless of when you last paid your membership fee, you will still be somewhere on our database. If you wish to renew your membership after a period away, you simply need to complete a renewal form and pay your membership fee. You can either visit us so that we can catch up in person or you can print out the PDF version form here and send it off with the fee.

Please check the membership conditions below.

  • Membership is for individuals only.
  • Membership runs for the calendar year, January to December.
  • Membership is $30 per person. No discounts apply.
  • Membership benefits apply only to the cardholder.
Membership to Hyogo Cultural Centre entitles an individual to the following:
  • To borrow resources from the HPGCC library.
  • To receive details of all HPGCC member events and activities by either e-mail or post.
  • To receive discounted participation fees to certain HPGCC events.
  • HPGCC Members may borrow a maximum of ten (10) library items at any given time.
  • HPGCC Members may not borrow any more than two (2) Proficiency Test resources, videos / DVDs, or CD Roms at any given time.
  • Books, cassettes and magazines may be borrowed for four (4) weeks.
  • Proficiency Test resources, videos / DVDs & CD Roms may be borrowed for two(2) weeks.
  • HPGCC Members may request by telephone / e-mail to renew books, cassettes, and magazines once to allow for a maximum borrowing period of eight (8) weeks. Resources will be renewed provided HPGCC is contacted prior to the due date and the item is not reserved by another member.
  • Proficiency Test resources, videos / DVDs, and CD Roms may not be renewed.
  • A financial penalty of $2 per week per item will be imposed if an item is more than one week overdue. If an item becomes overdue by more than four (4) weeks, an invoice will be sent for the replacement cost. Members may also be penalised by refusal of borrowing rights for the same period of time that the items are overdue.
20 Kalinda Drive, City Beach
Western Australia 6015

Office Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Tel: Fax: (08) 9385 9002
(08) 9385 9005
Email: or please use the enquiry form
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