Byron Gem and Lapidary Course 2013

Our Council is very proud to have a wealth of talented artisans producing some of the loveliest and finest gem and lapidary works in New South Wales and the ACT.

This page provides a directory for people seeking to make contact with their local gem and lapidary club.

Please click on the club name below for club details:

AFLACA – Australian Federation of Lapidary & Allied Crafts Associations Inc.
Australian Facetors Guild Inc
Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Club Inc – Bankstown
Batemans Bay Lapidary Club – Batemans Bay
Bathurst Lapidary and Collectors Club Inc
Blaxland Gem and Mineral Club – Blaxland
Blue Mountains Lapidary Club – Bullaburra
Byron Gem and Lapidary Club
Campbelltown and Districts Lapidary Club – Macquarie Fields
Canberra Lapidary Club Inc – Lyons
Casino Lapidary Club – Casino
Central Coast Lapidary Club Inc – Ourimbah
Cessnock Gem and Mineral Club – Cessnock
Coffs Harbour Lapidary & Associated Crafts Club – Coffs Harbour
Fairfield And District Gemstone Club Inc – Wakeley
Fossil Club of Australia Inc
Glen Innes Mineral and Gem Club – Glen Innes
Goulburn Gem and Lapidary Club Inc – Goulburn
Grafton Gem Club – Grafton
Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club – Richmond
Hunter Valley Gemmology Club Inc – East Maitland
Illawarra Lapidary Club – Wollongong
Inverell and District Lapidary Club – Inverell
Lapidary Club of NSW Inc – Surry Hills
Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc – Lismore
MacLeay Gem and Mineral Club
Manning Valley Rock Hounds Lapidary Club Inc
Mineralogical Society of New South Wales Inc
New England Lapidary and Fossicking Club Inc – Uralla
Newcastle Lapidary Club – Adamstown
Northern Districts Lapidary Club Inc – Beecroft
Orange Lapidary and Mineral Club Inc – Orange
Parramatta Holroyd Lapidary Club – Wentworthville
Port Hacking Lapidary Club – Gymea
Port Macquarie Art and Craft Centre Lapidary Group – Port Macquarie
Rooty Hill and District Lapidary Club – Rooty Hill
Silver Plus Inc
Tamworth Lapidary Club – West Tamworth
Ulladulla District Lapidary Club – Ulladulla
Western Suburbs Lapidary Club – Concord
Wingala Lapidary Arts Crafts Group – Harbord

Club Details

Australian Facetors Guild Inc
Sydney Branch
PO Box 462
Wentworthville 2145
Secretary: Keiran Simpson

Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Club Inc
Bankstown Arts Centre
5  Olympic Pde
Bankstown  2200
We are located in the new Bankstown Arts Centre at the corner of Olympic Pde and Dale Ave Bankstown
President: Beverley Hodder
Secretary: Michael Quinliven
Exhibition: First weekend in August annually
Tuition: Our club offers tuition for both juniors and seniors in all aspects of lapidary and allied crafts.
Meetings: Third Wednesday monthly at 12:30pm
Fees: Joining fees are family $10, adult $5, junior (under 16) $2. Annual fees are family $25, adult $15 and junior $5.
Phone : (02) 9796 7475 during opening hours
You can also ring Beverley on 9642 1267
FAX : 02 9796 7475

Batemans Bay Lapidary Club Inc
Batemans Bay Heritage Museum
No 3 Museum Place, Batemans Bay NSW 2536
President 0490805728
Secretary 0427667670
Email Address:
Monthly meetings: Held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 12 noon, Except December and January.

Bathurst Lapidary & Collectors Club Inc
Club Location:  The old Eglinton Fire Shed beside the tennis courts in the middle of Park Street, Eglinton (Bathurst).
Postal Address: PO Box 9156, West Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: Ernst Holland on 0427 373 661 or Paul Martensz on 0427 896 945
Email: (Niveska Hogg, secretary) or (Paul Martensz, treasurer)
Adult membership: $20
Family membership: $30
Junior membership: $5
Using the lapidary machines is $5 per day and $0.50 per use of the larger saws.
Opening Hours:
Every Wednesday 9am – 12pm
& the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 9am – 3pm (except December)
Meetings: first Monday of the month (except december and public holidays) at 7:30pm.
Field Trips: Undertaken throughout the year – searching for materials such as fossils, crystals, sapphires, gold, opals, gemstones, petrified wood etc

Blaxland Gem and Mineral Club inc
15 The Valley Rd, Valley Heights
PO Box 98
Blaxland NSW 2774
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am – 12Noon;
Saturday (commencing Jan 2018) 9am – 12Noon.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month starting at 9.30am
Activities: Cutting and polishing stones (cabochons), faceting, jewellery making, silverwork, field trips

Blue Mountains Lapidary Club
Progress Hall, corner Great Western Hwy and Noble St
Bullaburra NSW 2784
Postal: c/- 85 Railway Pde
Bullaburra NSW 2784
Club Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5-7pm
Contact: Mick 0402 496 712

Byron Gem and Lapidary Club
Tyagarah Airstrip,
via Byron Bay NSW 2481
PO Box 5284,
East Lismore NSW 2480

Campbelltown and Districts Lapidary Club Inc
Lot 1 Bensley Road
Macquarie Fields
PO Box 477
Ingleburn NSW 1890
Ph: 02 9618 3206
Club Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. Lost Wax Casting is held from September to June on Fridays between 5pm & 8.30pm
Fees: Approximately $20 per family per year plus $5.00 insurance per person. Daily Workshop attendance fees are $2 per session.
Tuition: We teach silversmithing and casting, cabochon cutting, faceting, beadwork and jewellery making.
Monthly: Jewellery Workshop classes are conducted on a Saturday and cost depends on project.
Field Trips: Held during the year in school holidays.
General: Social activities include Open days, Christmas Party and Outings.

Canberra Lapidary Club Inc
Tooms Place, Lyons ACT 2606
PO Box 577 Curtin ACT 2605

Casino Lapidary Club Inc
20 New Ballina Rd Lismore Hts NSW 2480
President: Lindsay Armstrong
Vice president:  Ray Hamilton
Secretary: Val Armstrong 0428221061

Central Coast Lapidary Club Inc
10 Ourimbah Creek Road
PO Box 60
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Ph.: 02 4362 2246
Activities: Faceting, cabbing, silverwork, enamelling, beading plus special workshops for casting, bone & gem carving and wire wrapping.

Cessnock Gem & Mineral Club Inc
Hall Park – Stephen St
PO Box 467
Cessnock NSW 2325
Club Hours: Members meet in the club rooms each Saturday from 10am until around 4pm, and each Thursday from 12pm until around 5pm.
Field Trips: Undertaken throughout the year – searching for materials such as fossils, crystals, sapphires, gold, opals, gemstones, petrified wood etc

Coffs Harbour Lapidary & Associated Crafts Club Inc
Wedds Road Boambee
PO Box 98
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
President: John Eggleston

Fairfield And Districts Gemstone Club Inc
Fairfield Showground
Smithfield Road
Wakeley NSW 2176
PO Box 3A
Fairfield Heights NSW 2165

Fossil Club of Australia Inc
Club Meets at Rooms of Parramatta-Holroyd Lapidary Club
73 Fullagar Road
Wentworthville NSW 2176
President: Laurie Brown 0418 247 980
Secretary: Albert Sequiera
Postal Address: 2 Hugh Place, Kings Langley NSW 2147
Ph 0402 879 266

Glen Innes Mineral and Gem Club Inc – Glen Innes
The Secretary
Glen Innes Mineral & Gem Club Inc
33 East Avenue (PO Box 112)
Glen Innes NSW 2370
Please follow us on Facebook: Glen Innes Mineral & Gem Club Inc.
Club meetings from 9am on the first Saturday of each month
Monthly fossicking field trips
Weekly lapidary workshop sessions

Goulburn Gem and Lapidary Club Inc
Rear of McDermott Community Centre
163 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580
Postal Address: The Secretary
Goulburn Gem & Lapidary Club Inc.
12 Hawthorne Street
Goulburn 2580 NSW.
President: Joe O’Neil
Vice President: Eileen Smilie
Secretary: Sue O’Neil ph (H) 02 4822 4294 or (M) 0417 224 294
Meeting and Membership Details: The Club House is open Monday and Friday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Closed on public holidays. Beginners’ Class is on Wednesdays 4 pm to 6 pm.
Daily Fees are $5 per day per person.
We have juniors from 12 years.
Membership Fees including insurance are as follows.
Singles $25.00, Couples $35.00, Family $35.00, Junior $5.00. Beginners’ Class 5 week block to be paid in advance $15.00 plus membership for juniors and seniors.
All new and old members welcome!

Grafton Gem Club Inc
PO Box 68 Grafton NSW 2460
Club phone:  0435583021 while sessions are in progress
Visits: Come and see us when we are open.
Grafton Gem Club meets at our clubrooms in the Grafton Showgrounds.
Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm and also on Thursday evenings from 4pm to 8pm.
Anyone is welcome to join however junior members must be over 12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.

Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club Inc
Richmond School of Arts Annex
(entrance off March Street, near the Richmond Park end)
P.O. Box 179 Richmond NSW 2753
Club Activities: Wire Wrapping Classes, Silver Rings And Findings Classes, Gem Tree And Jewellery Class, Grinding, Shaping And Polishing Gemstones , Faceting Classes (Wednesday Night), Collecting Mineral And Fossils, Fossicking Trips.
Officers: President Garry Eather,
Secretary Rhonda Jones
Workshop Open:
Tuesday 12:30 to 3pm
Wednesday 6:30pm to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm
2nd Saturday of every month is an Open Day.
Workshop Contacts· Garry Eather 0402 943 110

Hunter Valley Gemmology Club Inc
1 Maize Street, East Maitland NSW 2323 (In Plantation Reserve)
PO Box 166, East Maitland NSW 2323
Contact: 02 4934-7858 (please leave a msg if unattended)
President : Ian Fleming
Secretary : Lyn Walsh
Treasurer : Paul Livingston
Fees – Joining :  $10:00 – Single and Family, $5:00 – Junior, Sub-Junior, Concession and Concession Family
Fees – Annual Membership : $20 – Single (over 18yrs), $48 – Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18yrs), $15 – Junior (16-18yrs), $10 – Sub-Junior (9-16yrs), $15 – Concession, $30 – Concession Family. Any new member pays the Annual Fee as per the quarter of the year in which they join plus the Joining Fee.  If joining in February the Annual Fee will be pro rata 6 months plus the Joining Fee.
Open Day, always in the second half of the year.

Illawarra Lapidary Club IncStalls 2012
Tarrawanna Community Hall
51 Meadow Street,
Tarrawanna NSW 2518
Postal Address
PO Box 117 Corrimal, NSW 2518
President: Chris Hatton
Snr Vice President: John Wiltshire
2nd Vice President: Bob Webb
Secretary: John Maley
Mineral meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month 6.30pm at club rooms ( except December )

Inverell and District Lapidary Club Inc
McIlveen Street, Inverell
(access via Medora Street off the Tingha Road)
PO Box 600
Inverell NSW 2360
Secretary: Ross Provis  ph 6721 4563

Lapidary Club of NSW Inc
136 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
PO Box 425
President: Alex Sherborne
Secretary: Martin Stiksel
Annual Fees: Adults $60, Pensioners & concession card holders $30. Joining fee $10.
Club Hours:
Saturday (recommended for beginners):
10.00am to 4.00pm
12.00am to 4.00pm
Members’ attendance fee $7 per session
Club Activities: Cutting and polishing stones, silver work
Ph  0468857696 (Only answered during opening hours)
New members and visitors are welcome!

Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc
Lismore Showground
Alexandra Parade
North Lismore NSW 2480
PO Box 743
Lismore NSW 2480
President: Rodney Knight 02 6624 6493
Secretary: Marcus Bebb
Treasurer: Bruce Copper Ph 02 6688 8280
The club is one of the longest established clubs in country NSW, having been going for more than 50 years. A full range of lapidary activities is offered at the club workshops and regular fossicking trips are organised.
Workshop Hours: Tuesday 2pm – 9.30pm Thursday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday 1pm – 4.30pm
Meetings: Normally second Monday of the month at 7.30pm
Membership Fees: $15pa; workshop fee $3 per session

Macleay Gem and Mineral Club Inc
23 Wurinda Drive
President: Chris Mattick 0407 457042
Secretary and Public Officer: Hollie Jolly
Club meetings: 2nd Sunday Macksville Showground Rodeo Drive Macksville
Workshop: Every Wednesday from 9.00am

Manning Valley Rock Hounds and Lapidary Club Incmanning-valley-museum
Contact Secretary: Jenny Summerville.
Mail address: PO Box 275 Taree NSW 2430
Meets every Saturday 10 am till 4 pm in the Grandstand Pavilion beneath the Grand Stand at Wingham Showground on the Gloucester Road.
Our club was formed in 2009 and has around 50 members. We have a well equipped workshop with everything a lapidary enthusiast could want. We teach faceting and cabbing to beginners, have some great fossicking adventures locally and away, and have an impressive Gem and Mineral Museum open to the general public every Saturday.
Manning Valley Rock Hounds Lapidary Club Gem and Mineral Museum website
Club Flier Manning Valley Rockhounds Flyer 2016

Mineralogical Society of New South Wales Inc
Postal address: 58 Amazon Road Seven Hills NSW 2147
The Society holds monthly lecture and mineral display meetings on the first Fridays of the months February to December unless that Friday is before a long weekend or is itself a public holiday, in which case the meeting is put back until the second Friday. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held in the clubrooms of the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville, Sydney – see map.
Annual membership fees are:
Adult membership, Sydney metropolitan area $30
Country and interstate adult membership $25
Non-adult or student membership $20
For more information, contact
The Secretary George Laking on (02) 9636 7145 Mobile 0468 387 899 email
Or the President Dieter Mylius on (02) 9477 1060 Mobile 0412 516 193 or email

Newcastle Lapidary Club Inc
2 Dora Road
Adamstown, NSW
PO Box 66 Adamstown NSW 2289
Ph:(02) 4952 9611
Meetings: Tuesday & Friday – 9:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: Single $22.00 (plus $7 joining fee); Couple $34.00 (plus $10 joining fee); Family $39.00 (plus $10 joining fee); Junior(12-16yrs) $12.00 (plus $6 joining fee).
Tuition: We teach silversmithing and casting, cabochon cutting and polishing, faceting, beadwork and jewellery making.

New England Lapidary and Fossicking Club Inc
PO Box 82
Uralla NSW 2358
Contact Secretary on 0407222425
President: Mick Tasik
Secretary: Jen Perry 0407222425
Meetings: The last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm club room Uralla Showground
Lapidary Sessions: Usually once a month on 3rd Sunday of the Month (club room Uralla Showground) and are organised at the monthly meeting
Fossicking / Field Trips: Usually once a month on the 2nd Sunday of the Month and are organised at the meeting prior to the trip.
Membership Fees: Single $30 (Member over 18 yrs of age), Family $35 (2 adults – children under 18),

Northern Districts Lapidary Club Inc NDLC_30102010_-171
PO Box 59
Beecroft NSW 2119
Ph: 02 9484 0014
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Orange Lapidary and Mineral Club Inc
Cultural Centre
Sale Street
Orange NSW 2800
PO Box 1234
Orange NSW 2800
Contact K Selwood 0437917074
Workshops: Wednesdays 9 – 12 noon and 7pm – 9pm

Parramatta Holroyd Lapidary Club Inc
73 Fullagar Road
Wentworthville NSW 2145
PO Box 334
Wentworthville NSW 2145
Ph: 02 9636 7843
Exhibition Date: please see Events Page

Port Macquarie Art and Craft Centre Lapidary Group
Port Macquarie Art and Craft Centre,
Lapidary Group,
PO Box 177,
Port Macquarie, 2444
Street Address: cnr Gordon Street and Lake Road, Port Macquarie.
The Lapidary Group presently meets on Wednesdays from 9am for Silver Jewellery, and on Thursdays from 9 am for General Lapidary, including Faceting and Cabbing. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Port Hacking Lapidary Club Inc
Port Hacking Lapidary Club Inc.
Gymea Community Centre,
Rear 39 Gymea Bay Road Gymea
Postal Address: The Secretary
Port Hacking Lapidary Club Inc.
PO Box 109 Gymea NSW 2227
President: Colin Wright
Secretary: Cathy Fisher
Treasurer: Bob McLean
Club contact number 0477 098 781

Rooty Hill and District Lapidary Club
Mail: PO Box 59, Rooty Hill NSW 2766
Clubroom: Rooty Hill School of Arts (rear of building), 32 Rooty Hill Rd (South), Rooty Hill NSW
Workshop hours: Tuesday 9am – 1pm; Thursday 6.30pm – 9pm; and Saturday 9am – 12.30pm.

Silver Plus Inc
Studio address: 4 Tumburra Street, Ingleside NSW 2101
Mailing address: c/- 73 Essilia Street, Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097
President: Susan Peacock
Secretary: Heidi Francis
Treasurer: Hanne Kambro
Public Officer: Jenny Williams

Tamworth Lapidary Club Inc
Tamworth Region
PO Box 3426W
West Tamworth 2340
109 Peel Street, Tamworth
C/- The Craft Centre, 109 Peel Street Tamworth, NSW 2340
President: Steve Fields
Vice President: Jo Illet
Treasurer: Robert Southwell
Secretary: Skye Jones 0451789136
All correspondence can be emailed to
Meetings: Tuesday 7.00pm – 9.30pm (silver classes), Saturday 12.30pm – 3.30pm (Cabbing, Polishing and general activities), 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm-9.30pm (General Meeting)
Field trips are irregular and are usually for lapidary material or fossils

Ulladulla District Lapidary Club
Club rooms at Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincent St, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Usually meet Tuesdays 10am – 2pm

Western Suburbs Lapidary Club Inc
Clubrooms: Concord Community Centre
1a Gipps Street
Concord 2137
President: Ainslie Flynn
Contact: Ainslie Flynn for information about workshop times
Ph: 02 9744 9949
General Meeting: 3rd Saturday in the month at 10am at the Clubrooms
Fees: $23 per year, Concession $15: Joining $20, Family $15: $3 per session (half day) at clubrooms.
Tuition: Cutting and polishing cabochons, faceting, gem trees, dichroic glass, enamelling, casting and silver jewellery.

Wingala Lapidary Arts & Crafts Groups Inc
at Freshwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Club House at Harbord Park,
Wyadra Avenue, Harbord.
PO Box 111 Harbord 2096
For further details please contact:-
President – Sherry Martin 0405 500 121
Vice Pres – Ken Bennett 0408 400 603
Membership Details:
Annual Membership $70.00 year including insurance
Joining fee $30
Plus $5 per session, for use of all equipment and tea and coffee.
Workshop Times:
Monday 10.00am General lapidary, silver work, etc
Wednesday 09.30am General lapidary, silver work, etc
Thur Eve 7.00pm General lapidary, carving
We are also open on other days for special events and classes.