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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: 22 November, 2022

ANZAB Surprise Major Weekends 2023new

As foreshadowed in Spring Ringing Towers, plans are under way for weekends in Melbourne/Geelong (20-22 January) and Adelaide (10-13 March).

The weekends are part of an ANZAB initiative to promote ringing Surprise Major and beyond. Sessions will include Surprise Major and steps towards that.

Read about the January weekend here, including how to register interest in attending. Further details will be added as the program is firmed up.

New Zealand Two-Island Cluster Practice, April 2023

All ringers are invited to join the New Zealand Two Island Cluster Practice at the Kowhai Mini Ring in Oamaru 19th – 22nd April 2023.

The Kowhai Mini Ring

The dates may suit visitors to Wellington 12-bell weekend who can stay on in NZ a bit longer.

Anyone interested in joining us, please contact me for further details.

ANZAB 2023

ANZAB 2023 Flyer

Click on the flyer above to reach the 2023 ANZAB Festival page and view the draft program.

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: 29 November, 2022

Lithgow, Hoskins Memorial Church
Ringing suspended due to water damage.

Melbourne, St Paul's Cathedral
No practice 30 November.

Castlereagh, Wesleyen Chapel
No service ringing 4 December.

Castlereagh, Wesleyen Chapel
Service ringing 18 December.

Updated: 26 November, 2022


2 December
Darling Point. Daytime practice.


20-22 January
Victoria. ANZAB Advanced Ringing Workshop.
More information

10-12 March
Adelaide. ANZAB Advanced Ringing Workshop.

Facebook - follow ANZAB on Facebook

email - looktoanzab


13 March - Commonwealth Day
10th Anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter (CCCBR guidance)
BellBoard event

6 May - Ring for the King
CCCBR guidance and resources
BellBoard event

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.76, no. 4, Spring 2022

Ringing Towers cover

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Deadline for next issue:
31 December 2022.

New Zealand: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 25 September 2022 (UTC +13 hours).

New South Wales, A.C.T., Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia: Daylight Saving Time commenced on 2 October 2022 (UTC +11 hours, South Australia UTC +10.5 hours).

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