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 ‘Begonia’ Stamp & Coin Fair

Monday 14th March 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 12 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Snow Scene, Last Chance Gold Mine, Ballarat (see image below)
  • Mini sheet … Animals in War ~ A Century of Service … Overprinted with: Ballarat Begonia Festival ~ Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Monday March 14, 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 petermorey05@gmail.com … 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 ‘Eureka’ Stamp and Coins Fair

Sunday 9th October 2016


Aug 17th ~ Member’s Display

Sept 21st ~ Members Display by Keith Sanders

Oct 11th (Sunday) ~ Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair … Ballarat Specialist School

Oct 13th (Tuesday) ~ Maryborough Annual Auction … details here>

Oct 19th ~ Auction ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘T’

Nov 16th ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘U’ ~ Members Display by Peter Morey

Nov 30th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting

Dec 1st (Tuesday) Bendigo ~ Christmas Meeting (6PM Eats) Bumper Auction … details here>

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


Feb 15th ~ Eureka Competition: 1 page letter ‘U’ ~ Members Display by Tony Reyntjes ~ Committee Meeting

Feb 29th ~ Circuits Sheets

March 14th (Monday)  ~ Begonia Festival Stamp Fair

March 21st ~ Eureka Competition: 2 pages letter ‘V’  ~ Members Display by Neil Petrass

April 18th ~ Auction & Inter Club Event

April 23rd (Saturday: 9.30am – 3.30pm) ~ Ballarat Members are invited to attend  Maryborough PS Stamp and Coin Fair at  Maryborough Town Hall. ncludes the Victorian Philatelic Exhibition (VICPEX) and displays. Ballarat Club members are invited to enter and a club display would be welcome.

May 16th ~ Eureka Competition: 3 pages letter ‘W’ ~ Members Display by Norm Hamilton

May 30th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting

June 20th ~ Eureka Competition: 4 pages letter ‘X,Y &/or Z’ ~ 15 Sheets Competition due ~ Nomination Office Bearers and Committee ~ Members Display

July 18th ~ AGM

Oct 11th (Tuesday) ~ Maryborough Annual Auction … details here>

Revised: 18th April 2016


Committee Members of the Ballarat Philatelic Society Inc.

Peter Morey
0435 601 673

Vice Presidents
Craig Hamilton
Keith Sanders

Ione Myers
0408 612 473

Neil Petrass
0448 346 499

Tony Reyntjes

Exchange Secretary
Neil Petrass

Cliff Matthews

Tony Reyntjes
Norm Hamilton
Mick Fettes
Phil Day

Useful links

Our club is happy to support related clubs by providing links to the following:

Some of our club members have also found the following links interesting: