Welcome to the Ballarat Stamp Club

The Ballarat Philatelic Society was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest clubs in Victoria. It is also one of the most active stamp clubs within regional Victoria.

We meet at the Central Wendouree Bowling Club, Gregory Street, Wendouree on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month … gathering 7-ish for an informal catchup and chat with the formal meeting starting at 7:30pm.  There are no meetings in December or January.

New members are most welcome.

Our major activities also include hosting 2 stamp fairs each year. One is held on the Monday of the Labour Day holiday in March and the other is on the 2nd Sunday of October. Club members and dealers come to provide stalls and displays of interest to the public. Our fairs are well attended and popular with local collectors.

Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair

Sunday 9th October 2016 ~ 9.30 – 3.30

Free entry

Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street, Wendouree, (next to the YMCA Aquatic Centre)

Our regular special features for sale to collectors PRIOR to the fair:

  • Cover … Series 13 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Botanic Gardens, Ballarat (see image below)
  • Mini sheet … The Queen’s Birthday … Overprinted with: Ballarat Eureka Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Sunday October 9, 2016 (see image below)

Both strictly limited to 100

These will sell so please be QUICK!

  • Orders processed in order of receipt with payment
  • Covers $3 … Mini sheets $14
  • Allow $2 for postage or $4.50 registered.
  • Overseas clients please allow 15% for PayPal.
  • Cheques payable to Ballarat Philatelic Society
  • Mail to: Peter Morey, 1462 Gregory Street, Lake Wendouree 3350, Victoria
  • Email … Phone 0435 601 673 (leave message)

Other special features of our fair:

  • more than 35 dealer and club tables
  • prizes
  • giveaways for children
  • free valuations

Advanced notice:

Ballarat Begonia Festival
Stamp and Coins Fair

Monday 13th March 2017

Note: this will be at out new venue …

Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus)
800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat


Aug 13th (Saturday)
Bendigo Philatelic Annual Stamp Fair … details here>

Aug 15th ~ Club Night

Aug 29th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting

Sept 19th ~ Club Auction ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘XYZ’

Oct 9th (Sunday) ~ Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair … Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street

Oct 11th (Tuesday ~ 7.30pm)
Maryborough Stamp Auction … details here>

Oct 29th ~ Circuits Sheets

Nov 21st ~ Member ‘Other Hobbies’ night

Dec –       End Year Function. Date and Venue to be confirmed


Jan ~ No meeting

Feb 20th ~ Member Talk (Keith Sanders) ~ Eureka Competition: 1 Sheet letter ‘A’

Feb 29th ~ Circuits Sheets

March 13th (Monday) ~ Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamp Fair … Note new venue: Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus) 800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat

March 20th ~ Guest Display & Talk (John Niehof : Antartica) ~ Eureka Competition: 2 Sheets letter ‘B’

March 30th – April 2 (Thursday – Sunday)
International FIAP Stamp & Coin Fair ~ Caufield Racecourse
Entries now being sought by FIAP
 … details here>

April 17th ~ Member Talk (Jack Van Beveren) ~ Eureka Competition: 3 Sheets letter ‘C’

May 15th ~ Member Talk (Tony Reyntjes) ~ Eureka Competition: 4 Sheets letter ‘D’

May 29th ~ Circuits Sheets

June 19th ~ Entries 15 Sheets Senior Competition due ~ Nomination of Office Bearers and Committee

July 17th ~ AGM ~ President’s display

July 31th ~ Circuits Sheets


Revised: 29th Julyl 2016


Committee Members of the Ballarat Philatelic Society Inc.

Peter Morey
0435 601 673

Vice Presidents
Craig Hamilton
Keith Sanders

Jack Van Beveren
0407 508 284

Neil Petrass
0448 346 499

Tony Reyntjes

Exchange Secretary
Neil Petrass

Cliff Matthews

Phil Day
Mick Fettes
Norm Hamilton
Ioni Myers
Tony Reyntjes
Brian Wallis

Useful links

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