Join Our Library

Noah’s Ark library memberships are open to families, carers, organisations and schools, this extends to anyone who cares for or works with a child or children with special needs. No formal diagnosis of a disability or special need is required before becoming a member.

We are particularly interested in assisting with early intervention and have a range of toys and resources that can be used while families are waiting for a formal diagnosis.

Membership Type

Annual Cost

Borrowings

Family Membership

   

Central Library Family

$85.00

Up to 3 items per month
or per borrowing

Central Library Family 2

$110.00

Up to 5 items per month
or per borrowing

Mobile Family

$125.00

Up to 3 items per delivery
2 deliveries per term

Mobile Family 2

$150.00

Up to 5 items per delivery
2 deliveries per term

Mobile Country Family

$125.00

Up to 6 items per delivery
1 delivery per term

Postal Family

Please contact staff at Noah's Ark to discuss.
Available for negotiation for those not on mobile service route.

Funding Options

   
The Department of Social Services (DSS) Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services. Children with an eligible diagnosis must register for Better Start before they turn 6 years old. A child will have until they turn 7 to access funding. For more information about how to register your child call Better Start on 1800 242 636.
 
The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package is an Australian Government initiative to provide additional support for children aged 0-7 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and carers.  The Autism Advisor Program is a component of this package that provides information, support and funding for early intervention services to eligible families. For more information about the services available please contact the Autism Association of Western (Inc) in Western Australia on (08) 9489 8900.
 
Funding from the DSS Better Start or Autism Advisor Programs may be used for library membership following approval from the service provider.   
     

Organisational Memberships

   

Central Library Individual Therapist

$175.00

Up to 6 items per month or per borrowing
No deliveries

Central Library School /Child Care

$335.00

Up to 12 items per month or per borrowing
No deliveries

Mobile Service School /Child Care

$400.00

Up to 12 iterms per delivery
2 deliveries per term

Mobile Country School /Childcare

$400.00

Up to 24 items per delivery
1 delivery per term

     

Therapy Service Providers:

Cost of memberships is dependent on the number of therapists working at a DSC funded organisation and currently includes the following organisations: Association for the Blind, Kids are Kids, Senses, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Therapy Focus, Independent Living Centre and Telethon Speech and Hearing.  Unlimited toys or resources for demonstration purposes; not to be on-loaned. Only 2 assessments per therapist at any one time, and access to the mobile service if within 350Km of Perth.     

Therapist or Professional membership 

 
Number of Therapist in an organisation Cost per Annum
1-2 $240
3 $360
4 $480
5 $600
+ $125 for each additional therapist above 5

Orgnaisations are limited to 6 items per membership.
The Account Manager is responsible for providing and updating authorised borrower details.

Noah's Ark Mobile delivery service visits families and groups within a radius of 350km of Perth. The mobile service visits centres and families every 4 – 8 weeks (excluding school holidays). When family or group membership cannot be offered due to the mobile timetable, the postal service is available, or the prospective member’s name is put on a waiting list. Services will be offered when resources become available in that area. Information on local community toy libraries is provided here.

Before joining, it is best to view our Types of Memberships to ensure you are selecting the one that best suits your needs. Once you have made your choice, please download and complete the following form.

Download membership form