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: 20 October, 2021

Cautious re-opening new

Christ Church St Laurence Ringing Room

First practice back at Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney
James Perrins, Sam Rorke, Bev Oakes, Lindsay Small, Chris Palmer, Bill Perrins

I have heard of a few NSW towers where ringing has restarted and imagine there are others. Current restrictions make checking ahead necessary. Here in Victoria we are able to meet for handbells once more, and hope that tower ringing will resume soon.

Deryn Griffiths

Dust off your diary

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.

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


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

21 November
Sydney. NSW & ACT Branch Meeting.

27 November
Claremont. WA Striking Competition.

Facebook - follow ANZAB on Facebook

email - looktoanzab


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.

about an event or anniversary to list here.

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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.