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The Society held its first meeting in 1986 and is based in Ballarat, an 1850's Gold Rush town in the State of Victoria in southern Australia.
We are now one of the largest firearm collecting organizations in country Victoria.
We are one of six independent organizations in the State, all of whom having a firearm based collecting interest.
The Society is also an approved shooting organization (Hunting and Target Shooting) under the Victorian Firearms Act, so Members can hold category A+B arms using membership as "Reason to Own"
We hold monthly meetings in Ballarat on the last Wednesday of the month, except in December and January and usually hold a BBQ in February. Formal meetings begin in March.
For meeting venue details, please inquire via the "Contact Us" form
For other matters, go to "Contact" (above)
Our interests include the collection of Military and Sporting Longarms, Black Powder firearms, Collectable handguns, Edged Weapons & Knives, Ammunition and Ordnance , Badges, Medals, Uniforms, Maps, Books, Documents and General History.
The Society also assists members of the public with answers to questions relating to our collecting interests.
We publish a bi-monthly newsletter, "Fusillade", that we distribute to our membership and to other companion organizations around Australia.
For the last 34 years, we have organized an annual Arms and Militaria Fair in Ballarat and, intend to continue to do so.
The membership application form is on the "Membership" page.
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