Club membership provides you with access to club training, events and communications. We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers – your membership and session fees pay for venues, coaches and shared equipment, and the costs of meeting our legal and affiliation obligations.
All club members must be registered with Fencing Victoria.
Club membership for the current calendar year is purchased with a single joining fee at any time of the year. Session fees then apply on a term basis.
If you are not paying session fees, you are classified as a social member, and will need to pay visitor fees if you wish to fence.
If you are a visitor from another club, you are welcome to join us by paying a visitor fee. However if you fence with us regularly (more than 5 times a year), we will ask you to join as a member to contribute to the club’s overhead costs.
You can change your membership category at any time by contacting the club treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 and Fencing Equipment
Because we need to ensure equipment is not shared between fencers, we have had to update our equipment policy.
Beginner trials and courses – all equipment will be provided, and cleaned between sessions.
Novice fencers and members experiencing financial difficulties will be able to hire a set of club kit for a small fee each term. Availability is limited.
All other fencers should seek to purchase their own equipment. Specifically; mask, jacket, and glove.
The club will try to facilitate sale and purchase of new and second hand equipment.
New Members – Paying Your Membership
First you need to fill out your information online and pay $37 to Fencing Victoria for your affiliation:
The link to register is here: Fencing Victoria Club Portal
The club Treasurer’s e-mail is: email@example.com
Members – Renewing Your Membership
Watch your e-mail in Dec/Jan for a notice that will give you full instructions (the process sometimes changes). You will need to affiliate with Fencing Victoria for the new year.
We generally offer a renewal discount to returning members. To take advantage of this, you must affiliate and renew your membership no later than January 30th.
Single Session Membership:
Access to a single nominated training session. Access to “make-up” sessions during the term if you miss your nominated session. Access extra sessions with payment of visitor fee.
Some sessions run at discounted rates, check specific session pages for more information.
Multi Session Membership:
Access to all age-appropriate fencing classes, sessions and activities.
Non-fencing membership. If you don’t pay class fees you will default to social membership until you are ready to resume. Also suitable for volunteers and supporters who require affiliation but do not normally fence.
Family discounts are available for multiple fencers living at the same address. Please contact the treasurer for more information.
Visitors are welcome at all club sessions, however fencers must be affiliated with their state or national fencing association. There is a visitor fee of $25 per session, which includes participation in any suitable group classes.
Visitor fees can be paid by direct deposit or cash on the day. Please bring correct change if paying cash, we do not keep cash at training sessions.
2022 Session Rates
Single session membership
$250 per term (4 payments)
Multi session membership
$400 per term (4 payments)
Olinda session only
$170 per term (4 payments)
$90 Annual Joining Fee
$25 Visitor Session Fee
$30 Equipment Hire Fee per term
As fencing is a sport most people have limited knowledge of, prospective members are welcome to have a go to see if the sport is right for them before signing up. They can participate in a free trial session at the start of each term, or attend one of our school holiday activities.