How to join the FRA


We have made it easier for you to renew your membership. You can simply pay via TryBooking using this link:

If your details have changed, please complete a member renewal form and email it to or post to FRA, PO Box 2123, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

New Members

New members are always welcome. Please complete a new membership application form here and the Secretary will be in contact. Please not make any payments just yet. You can send your application form via email to or post to FRA, PO Box 2123, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

Special offer

You can purchase a glass FRA branded coffee cup for only $10 when you join or renew.

Join us now and your subscription will run through to 30 June 2021.

If you wish to be on our mailing list, please email us.

When do we meet?

  • The FRA committee meets bi-monthly.
  • The FRA publishes its events on Facebook and through FitzTALK bulletins.
  • The FRA have previously run street and market stalls in various locations to engage with residents. We hope to do this again in the future.

We welcome suggestions for events or topics of discussion.

FRA 2019-20 Committee

Martin Brennan

Martin joined the Committee 3 years ago and has lived in Fitzroy for the past 10 years. Prior to moving to Fitzroy Martin lived in North Melbourne for some 40 years and was a Melbourne City Councillor for three terms. His professional life was spent working with local governments across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands on the causes and impacts of climate change. His interests include participatory local government and achieving equitable, liveable and sustainable outcomes for the local community.

Sue Wheatley

Sue Wheatley, has lived in Fitzroy since 2001, been a member of FRA since 2012 and committee member/Treasurer since 2013.  She has also been the organiser of FRA’s Happy Birthday House events.  Sue’s background is in Management Accounting and Treasury Operations and, in more recent years, has specialised in business process improvement consulting and managing large/complex procurements for State Government. She is an advocate of maintaining the city’s first suburb’s heritage and community lifestyle.

Bradley Reynolds

Bradley joined the Committee almost two years ago. A resident of Fitzroy for 13.5 years, he came from Sydney to live in Fitzroy and hasn’t left. Bradley decided to join the FRA Committee as he has a keen interest in heritage protection and improved community amenity supported by diverse and vibrant “high streets”. To date he has been an FRA representative on the Yarra community graffiti trials.

Erin Tidswell

Erin joined the Committee almost two years ago, soon after moving to Melbourne in January 2018. She is a keen advocate for supporting and protecting local resident amenity, heritage and culture – what makes Fitzroy such a desirable place to live. After working in the corporate media and marketing industry for ten years, Erin returned to study in recent years, and is now a newly qualified Social Worker in the mental health sector. She is passionate about community development and connectedness, and promoting positive social activism.

Greg Chenhall

Greg has lived at his current Fitzroy address for sixteen years, and also lived previously in Gore Street for fourteen years. Greg is passionate about the livability of Fitzroy for all residents as well as heritage protection and restoration. He is keen to assist initiatives to further the sense of community for residents. Greg is also keen to see the World Heritage Area of Fitzroy expanded. Fitzroy should be an attractive and well-maintained suburb for visitors too. Local issues such as clean streets without litter and broken glass, Fitzroy as a child-and dog-friendly suburb are important to him. As a former IT Director, Greg wants to see new business developments for local employment to balance the current surge of apartment building.

Jean Darling

Jean has been a Fitzroy resident for the past 14 years and has been in Melbourne for the last 22 years. She is a Regenerative designer of the built environment, and driven by issues of climate emergency and community resilience, closed loop food systems and collective strategies for social and environmental change. She has a background in Architecture, Placemaking and Social enterprise. She believes that regenerating the land we build on is one of the ways forward to solving our climate crisis, and has recently launched a precinct-focused food waste recovery start up called Cirque du Soil, a hyperlocal alternative to our current waste management system. Jean is also Founder of Commune + Co, Co-founder of YIMBY (Yes in my Backyard) VIC, an advocacy for Better Development Outcomes.

The FRA held its Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2019 when its Annual Report was approved.

Contact us


Post: FRA, PO Box 2123, Fitzroy VIC 3065