Here is a list of all the fees that may be payable as a member or user of our facilities.
Our refund and cancellation policy can be found here.
To maintain membership, you are required to pay your membership fees by the due date of your billing period. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your membership. If you have any problems paying for your membership please let us know!
We also offer discounted rates to enable more equitable access to our community. To be eligible for our discounted concession rates, you must prove that you're a current full-time student or concession cardholder. If you stop meeting these requirements, please notify us as soon as possible.
Note: unless required by law, we do not refund payment processing fees. All payments made online incur a 2% fee (that we include in the price).
Unfortunately due to repeated no shows and members being late to appointments, we've had to implement a late fee. This fee applies to all bookings made for time with a BMS volunteer and does not include tool bookings (like for using the laser cutter).
We will charge your payment method on file a no show fee. This fee depends on your membership plan:
Maker Lite: $20
Other Plans: $40
If you lose your swipe card / swipe fob, you'll have to pay a fee for a new one. You must let us know as soon as you've lost it so we can remove it from your profile. If someone finds and uses it, you are responsible for any damage or theft that occurs.
Before we can issue a replacement card you'll have to pay a fee. This covers some of the cost of the replacement card and the time/effort required to organise it and depends on your membership plan:
Maker Lite: $10
Other Plans: $20
If you are locked out of the space during the day between 7am and 7pm, you can call the lockouts number or ask on Discord. If a volunteer is available, they will answer and can facilitate remote access at their discretion for free.
If you are locked out of the space over night between 7pm and 7am, you can call the lockouts number. If a volunteer is available, they will answer and can facilitate remote access at their discretion for a fee:
Note: the lockout service is available on a "best effort" basis meaning it may not be available at all times, especially in the early hours of the morning. It depends on the availability/willingness of our volunteers to respond. This fee is paid directly to the volunteer who responds (if any) for the inconvenience of being interrupted/woken up.
Some tools may incur usage fees to cover maintenance costs and consumables usage. Most tools are included in your membership, but please check its wiki page to avoid any surprises.
If you fail to pay for tool usage within a reasonable amount of time (generally considered 7 days) we may terminate your membership and attempt to recover the costs from your payment method on file.
Here is a list of tools with usage fees: