About the Canberra Lapidary Club...

The Canberra Lapidary Club formed in October 2000 following the amalgamation of the Canberra Gem Society Inc. and the ACT Lapidary & Mineral Club Inc. In 2003 the previous Canberra Fossicking and Metal Detecting Club Inc. also joined.

The Club has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise to share in the many aspects of the craft. Visitors and new members are always welcome at monthly meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month (except January) at the Clubhouse. At these meetings there is a guest speaker, discussion of Club affairs and exhibits or demonstrations. This is followed by a light supper.

The Club has workshops and meeting facilities where instruction courses are held on an 'as required' basis in cabochon and opal cutting, jewellery making, faceting and carving.

Outings are held monthly. These are usually day trips but occasionally, two or three day trips are arranged to more distant collecting areas.

The Canberra Lapidary Club is a group member of the Gem & Lapidary Council of NSW and a member of the Australian Federation of Lapidary and Allied Crafts Association.  

Advice to Club Members - Club premises closed until further notice

The Government has made a decision that all ‘non-essential’ instances where people gather socially are to cease.  Regrettably, this means that the Canberra Lapidary Club premises is closed as of Tuesday 24 March 2020.  The closure will be for as long as necessary.  

In keeping with social distancing requirements, there will be no Club-run classes, workshop sessions, social evenings or other events at any location, including any field trips, until further notice.

Members with questions about an aspect of any of your hobby interests including lapidary, silversmithing, wire wrapping, stone mosaic etc; can email their questions to canberralapidary@gmail.com and we will try our best to help you.

Adam de Totth - President Canberra Lapidary Club

COVID-19 Notice - Next Events Cancelled...

The Committee of the Canberra Lapidary Club has cancelled the Canberra Rock Swap that was scheduled for 28 &  29 March 2020.

The Committee has also cancelled the Winter Gem Show that was scheduled for 30 & 31 May 2020.

For further information contact the Club’s Show Convener, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631.

Dates to Note in your Diary...


Rock Swap -                  27 & 28 Mar 2021.

Winter Gem Show -       29 & 30 May 2021.

Spring Gem Show -          7 & 8 Nov 2020;

                                          30 & 31 Oct 2021.

  For further information in the first instance on any of these events please contact the Club's Show Convener, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631