Notice to all members (Updated 29/05/2020)

In light of the recent changes to the Corona Virus Covid-19 Restrictions, the Committee has discussed the possibility of a limited re-opening of the clubrooms and discussed with the Duty Officers. It has been agreed that while we may have been able to overcome the limitations to the number of members attending a session, there are unfortunately many other conditions imposed by the Government which make a reopening unlikely at this time.

I know this is a disappointment to many who hoped to get back into the clubrooms but we must comply with all regulations and we cannot take the chance of any member getting this disease while attending our clubrooms.

We will, of course, revisit the matter as the situation and restrictions change.

However the cleaning of all equipment, work surfaces, handles on cupboards, bathrooms etc. would take most of the duty officers time, especially on weeknights when the club is only open 2.5 hours.

And due to Social Distancing teachers would be unable to get close enough to the students to be able to actually teach them.

Best wishes for the continued good health of all Members.

Kerrie Brown

The clubrooms remain closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are aware of any members who may need to be advised please pass on the message.

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News for 2020

Trips and Excursions

Thornton  Day Trip - Sunday 23 February to Alexandra Eildon yearly rock swap.
- Leave clubrooms at 7.45am
- members to add name on list at clubrooms.
- cost $25ea
- min 10 attendees (Max 20)

Interested in a weekend fossicking at Mount Shadwell Quarry for Olivine and Peridot?
- Add your name to the list in the cluibrooms if interested.
- further details will follow if there is enough interest.

Carving Class Update

The new times for carving:

Third WEDNESDAY of the month
7.30pm - 10pm
Self-help group
MUST bring own dremel
$4.00 workshop/club attendance fee for session
David at the club

The first class will be Wednsday 20th November.

Interested in Joining the Club - become a member 

Visit our clubroom  during open times and speak to the duty officer for a tour:
Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Thursdays 11 am - 3 pm and 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm

*working visit fee is $4 per workshop visit to assist with equipment maintenance and workshop costs, this fee is also payable per each class visit as well.

Welcome to our new Members

Hello new Members. We are excited to have you as part of our membership. We’re a friendly bunch here at MLC, so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and to ask questions. Please make yourself known to the Duty Officer when you attend the club rooms. When you first arrive you will receive an orientation by a Duty Officer on the proper and safe use of the workshop equipment prior to its use. Please remember, whenever you are working in the workshop, you need to wear protective equipment for eyes and ears and make sure that you are always wearing appropriate footwear and tie long hair back. If in doubt at any stage, always check with the Duty Officer.

Whats happening at the club

Annual Club Competition

Entries in various categories will be accepted from members for judging. All the categories and sections are outlined on the noticeboard in the Club Rooms. Entries accepted until the end of September 2018. Results to be announced at GEMFAIR 13th & 14th October 2018.


Pannarai for being appointed one of Victoria’s Cabochon Judges after successfully completing the Cabochon Judging Course held at the Nunawading Club Rooms on 24th and 25th March 2018. Well done!!!!!

New Facet Machine 

The club has been successful in obtaining a community grant from Kingston Council for $2,000 towards the purchase of a new facet machine. The machine has finally arrived and will be a great asset for Members to learn and work on their own stones. This is the first brand new facet machine for the club for many years. A big thank you to Council for awarding us the grant.

Opening Hours

Remember to come along and work on your project. New members are welcome.

Clubroom open times:

Tuesday 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Thursday 11 am - 3 pm and 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm

*From  1 January 2018 — working visit fee will increase to $4 per workshop visit to assist with equipment maintenance and workshop costs.