Full Membership: $60
Group membership available with fees determined by the committee depending on size and purpose of the group
Joining Fee for new members: $10
Concession/Interstate Membership: $40
Prorata Membership fee: A proportion of the membership fee, relative to the time remaining in the current year, maybe available after January of the current year.
Download a membership form here
Subscriptions are now due for continued membership for 2016 -2017 financial year. Download a membership renewal here
Concessions are available for interstate members, Commonwealth concession card holders, full-time students under 25 and other special circumstances.
The Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) Inc. is a group of like-minded people devoted to preserving and developing the ancient craft of the blacksmith. It is a registered non-profit association that finances its activities through annual subscriptions and training fees.
Everyone is welcome to become a member, regardless of his or her level of skill or knowledge. Some members are professional blacksmiths, while others are men and women from all walks of life whose abilities range from beginner to skilled artisans.
Members represent the Association at agricultural shows, exhibitions and rallies throughout Victoria and beyond.
We run two training programs (Basic Blacksmithing, and Wrought Iron Techniques) when there is enough interest, and produce a quarterly newsletter, The Drift.
Our regular meetings are every second Sunday from 10:00am to 4:30pm. All members are welcome to come on these days and work on their own projects, read books from our Library or observe and ask questions of other members.
The venue is a large corrugated-iron building known as "The Barn", which you will find at Coopers Settlement, a part of Bundoora Park, Plenty Road, Bundoora. (Melway map reference 19 F4)
If you would like to join us, please complete and sign the application form (attached link above)along with your initial subscription fee to our postal address.