Photo of bellringers in action

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers was formed in 1962 to promote the art of change ringing in our two countries. There are currently around 500 members who ring at more than 65 bell towers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not yet a ringer, we suggest you start with this short introduction to bellringing and our Association.

You can contact our association office bearers or local towers and ringers.


Updated: 12 October, 2021

Dust off your diary new

St John's, Brisbane

A 12-bell weekend has been tentatively scheduled for 19-20 March 2022 in Brisbane. See the 12-bell weekend page or the most recent issue of Ringing Towers (available in the Members' section of the website) for other weekends to pencil into your diaries.

WA Branch Practice

Ringers at York

Ringers at Holy Trinity, York

WAANZAB held its annual branch practice at York on Saturday 25 September. The countryside is still lovely and green, and we were treated to wonderful displays of wildflowers by the side of the road. We also rang for a wedding while we were there — some excellent called changes before and after the service. There will be a full report in the next issue of Look To!

Julie Taylor

NSW & ACT Branch Tutorials

Plain Hunt on 8


The NSW & ACT branch is running online tutorials on Wednesday evenings to help ringers at all levels learn a bit of theory while access to towers is limited. Presentations will be followed by time for questions.

To register interest in a tutorial please sign up here.

Ringers can view the detailed schedule here.

Videos of past tutorials are available here.

Richard Webster

Safeguarding Guidelines

ANZAB CPR Training and First Aid Assistance

ANZAB offers funding to all towers for ringers to train in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, to a maximum of two ANZAB members per tower. Each tower is also being offered a free poster providing details of CPR.

see other performance links on the
Peals & Quarters page

Updated: 15 August, 2021

Visitors are advised to check ahead at all towers due to lingering COVID-19 health restrictions and lockdowns, and related changes to ringing times.

Updated: 12 October, 2021

2021

18 November
Sydney. NSW & ACT Branch Practice. (tbc)
Contact:

21 November
Sydney. NSW & ACT Branch Meeting.
Contact:

27 November
Claremont. WA Striking Competition.
Contact:

Facebook - follow ANZAB on Facebook

email - looktoanzab


2022

2 June - 60th anniversary of the formation of ANZAB

This is a very selective list in an ANZAB context. See also the CCCBR's list for events and anniversaries, and ringing.org's peal and quarter peal lengths for appropriate compositions.

about an event or anniversary to list here.

latest first

2021

Latest issue:
vol.75, no. 4, Springr 2021

Ringing Towers cover

Find it on the Members' section.

Deadline for next issue:
31 December 2021.

New Zealand: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 26 September 2021 (UTC +13 hours) and will cease on 3 April 2022 (UTC +12 hours).

New South Wales, A.C.T., Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 3 October 2021 (UTC +11 hours, South Australia UTC +10.5 hours) and will cease on 3 April 2022 (UTC +10 hours, South Australia UTC +9.5 hours).

Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory: No Daylight Saving Time.