The Warrnambool Gem Club was formed in 1968. Warrnambool is a city of some 33,000 people in the south-west of Victoria, Australia.

The aims of the club are

You can contact the Warrnambool Gem Club by writing to P.O. Box 18, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia, 3280 or by using the Contact Us page.

 General Information about the Warrnambool Gem Club

The club workshop    The club holds it's workshop sessions, and monthly meetings, in ' the old pump house ' at the northern end of Queens Rd, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 3280.

    For club members there is a $4 workshop fee per session. The workshop is normally open on Saturday afternoons from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m. (but from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month) and on the first and third Wednesdays from 1-00 till 4-00 p.m. The workshop may be closed if members are on a field trip. It is normally closed from mid-December till mid- January during the Christmas period.

The club's monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7-30 p.m.

Annual membership fees are :

The club library

    The club has an extensive collection of books related to gemstones, minerals, jewellery and fossicking. Club members can borrow books from the club or read them in our club rooms.

Field Trips

    The club operates field trips  when convenient. Many of our club members get together to  organise their own field trips, particularly during winter when many members head to warmer parts of the country to fossick.

If you are interested in fossicking/gem cutting/lapidary work, consider joining a club. Being a member of a gem club can provide an introduction to a great hobby for people of all ages.

View membership brochure here!


This site was last updated in  September, 2016

This site is managed on a voluntary basis. If you find any problems in using the site please contact us (e-mail preferred). If you do not get a reply or if the problem is not remedied within a few days it is probably because I am away interstate fossicking, at the AFG seminar or bush walking etc. I will attend to any problems as soon as I can.

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The famous 'Alma King' rhodochrosite specimen. The main crystal is approx. 6" across.