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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.

Non-ringers might like this introduction to bellringing and to follow the instagram page 'AUS/NZ Bellringing'.

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

Updated: 1 December, 2021

ART Course Module 1 at Bundaberg, 27 November 2021 new

Attendees at Bundaberg ART course, November 2021

Rachel and Sharon (left) and David (far right) with helpers from Bundaberg and Maryborough

On the last Saturday in November, David Smith travelled to Bundaberg to run the first ART course on the recently restored Peace Bells. Sharon (Bundaberg) and Rachel (Maryborough) participated in both theory and practical sessions with assistance from other ringers from both towers. The day was used to consolidate the teaching of basic skills for new ringers starting with bell safety and progressing through to raising a bell independently.

Other than the magnificent lunch catered by Meredith and Chris, the best session of the day was Solving Handling Problems. During this session the "learners" took their job to demonstrate their favourite ringing mistakes a little too exuberantly, resulting in an entertaining opportunity for Rachel and Sharon to show off their skills for coaching novices. The course allowed Sharon and Rachel to reinforce their teaching technique and tweak their current practice to be more effective for prospective learners.

Sharon Anderson and Rachel Jensen
1 December 2021

Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund

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Applications are invited for grants from the Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund, for work carried out by the UK bell founders and bell hangers on bell restoration projects outside the UK and Ireland. Details of the allocation criteria and administration procedures and an application form are available from the CCCBR website or from me.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2022.

November 2021

Commissioning of Goulburn Ringers

Goulburn Ringers

Some of Goulburn’s recent ringing recruits were "commissioned" during the regular Sunday morning service on 14th November.

A quarter peal of Grandsire Triples was rung following the service, after which ringers and supporters enjoyed a BBQ lunch and handbells in the parish hall.

The photograph shows Goulburn ringers on Sunday 14/11. From left to right: Stephen, Jan, Georgina, Annie, Christopher, Paul, Shane.

With recent improvements to capacity limits, Goulburn welcomes visiting ringers at any time – we look forward to seeing you!

See the Goulburn Tower Page for a fuller account.

Christopher O'Mahony,
November 2021

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: 17 November, 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.

Melbourne. St Paul's Cathedral
Practice cancelled: 1 December

Updated: 29 November, 2021


14 December
Randwick. NSW-ACT Branch Practice.
St Jude's, 6:30-8:00pm

20 December
Sydney. 10/12 Bell Practice.
St Andrew's, 6:00-8:00pm


January (tbc)
Perth. ART Module 1.
The Bell Tower

20 January
Sydney. 10/12 Bell Practice.
St Mary's, 6:15-8:15pm

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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's peal and quarter peal lengths for appropriate compositions.

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Latest issue:
vol.75, no. 4, Spring 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.