An open source membership, access and payments portal for makerspaces and community groups.

View the Project on GitHub membermatters/MemberMatters


MemberMatters is an open source membership and access management solution.

Main Features

Deprecation Warning

The following features have now been deprecated and will be removed in a future release:

Getting Started

See the getting started instructions for how to run the MemberMatters software for your organisation. Once you’ve finished installing MemberMatters, your should read the post installation steps for important instructions on setting up and customising your instance.


Currently, MemberMatters is only officially supported on the latest LTS release of Ubuntu Server. Being Docker, you should be able to run it on various other platforms, but minimal support will be available. We currently offer AMD64, ARM64 and ARMv7 builds on Dockerhub.

Updates and Releases

The official changelog is available on the website here. You will also find each release here on GitHub.

Getting Started (Developers)

Pre-Commit Hooks

We use husky and lint-staged to manage pre commit hooks. The first thing you should do is run npm install in this directory. This installs and configures the pre commit hooks automatically. After doing this, you should see them run when you try to commit a file (for example, with git commit -m "update thing").

Vue.js JavaScript frontend

Please see the readme file inside the frontend folder. This folder contains all of the source code and other assets needed by the frontend.

Django Python backend

Please see the readme file inside the memberportal folder. This folder contains all of the source code and other assets needed by the backend.

Development tip (dev server proxy)

The Vue.js (Quasar) frontend and Django backend run different dev servers on different ports. Due to this you will run into issues with sharing cookies etc across the different URIs. To get around this, the webpack dev server has been setup to proxy all requests to /api to localhost:8000 so you’ll need to make sure the django dev server is running there.

Door, Interlock & Vending Machine Resources

This software was developed out of HSBNE Inc (Australia’s largest makerspace!). As part of our access control system (including doors and machine interlocks) we have developed a set of standard hardware components and firmware that is compatible with MemberMatters. Below is a list of useful resources for building your own hardware using off the shelf components. Once the hardware is built and firmware is flashed, you can add them to MemberMatters for a complete access system and/or billing system for physical purchases.




Desktop (Dark Mode)

See the screenshots folder for more screenshots.

Contributing guidelines

By contributing code, or any other resource to this repository, you agree to license it under the open source MIT license. Please use good coding practices, comment your code well and ensure compliance with any code formatting or linting that’s in place. Also avoid “weird tricks” and optimisations that don’t read easily - this is a web app, not a high performance algorithm. Your contributions will be rejected if you do not follow these guidelines so please be careful.

Organisations using MemberMatters

Feel free to add your organisation to this list (via a pull request) if you’re actively using or trialling MemberMatters and are a not for profit or similar. Make sure to include a link to your website and the date you added it.