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.

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: 29 September, 2022

VALE Helen Granowski

Helen Granowski

Helen died after a long illness on 5 September 2022, just short of her 89th birthday. She was a regular ringer at St Bartholomew’s, Burnley following her retirement in 2003 until she became incapacitated. Helen was valued for her commitment, calm nature, experience and wisdom. Prior to ringing at Burnley, Helen was a ringer at St James Gardenvale/Brighton and Christ Church St Laurence in Sydney. Her friends were aware of her love of bells ringing, and bell ringing itself.

Helen had distinguished careers both as an educator and priest. She undertook a lifetime of learning. She held a BSc (Hons), an MSc, a DipEd, an MA, a PhD and a Bachelor of Divinity.

Helen was ordained an Anglican priest in Melbourne in 1992. She was among the first group of 33 women ordained to the priesthood in Melbourne. In her retirement she continued to be connected to Holy Trinity Kew and was an Associate Priest at St Bartholomew’s, Burnley.

She loved life, loved people, loved good food, and loved a glass of fine wine. She was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by many.

Merienne Shortridge and Jonathon Harrison
23 September 2022

Information for Steeple Keepers new

Under "Information > Useful Links" you will find a page with many useful links, including a section titled "Maintenance". There you will find a Belfry Maintenance checklist (thanks to Richard Offen) and a link to a new CCCBR page with details about bell mechanisms and checks required.

Andrew Messer, Camden
Typical types of stay and their fitting.
From A Schedule of Regular Maintenance, Central Council Publication, 1991.
(Drawing © Alan Frost)

Direct links to the: ANZAB Useful Links; Maintenance Checklist; CCCBR Belfry Upkeep

Sydney Ringing School 2022 new

Participants in the 2022 Sydney Ringing School have been sent the program (version 7). Please monitor your emails for updates.

Ringing School Organiser

ANZAB Ringing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty King Charles III

Andrew Messer, Camden

ANZAB Ringers rallied to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II when we heard of her death as we woke up on 9 September 2022.

At St Paul's Catholic Church, Camden, Andrew Messer (left) tolled for an hour from midday. Like many bells in ANZAB territory this is the first time this bell was been rung for the death of a monarch. Its sound could heard by those walking past, and right up to the High Street, proclaiming the death of Queen Elizabeth and thanking her for a job well done.

Some other recent ANZAB ringing for Queen Elizabeth is listed here. If you would like your ringing added to this list for easy future reference, please go to BellBoard, submit the performance and link it as per the instructions.

Similarly, ANZAB has also rung for the accession of King Charles III.

Deryn Griffiths
with input from Ron Shepherd
17 September 2022

Register for 12-bell weekends now

2019 12-bell weekend in Perth

Please register for the next two 12-bell weekends, in Sydney October 2022 and Wellington Easter 2023, as early as possible, by emailing .

Subsidies are available for accommodation in Wellington. Please apply by 7 October.

See the 12-bell weekend page and Ringing Towers for more information about the weekends, the dates, whether they for you, and the subsidised accommodation available.

Phil Goodyer
13 July 2022

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: 2 October, 2022

St Leonard's, Naremburn.
No ringing, 4-15 October, inclusive.

Updated: 5 October, 2022


8-9 October
Sydney. ANZAB 12 Bell Weekend.
More information

15 October
Mandurah. WA Branch Practice.

28-30 October
Armidale. 26th Anniversary Weekend.

30 October
Lithgow. Hoskins Memorial Day quarter peal.

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11 November - Remembrance Day

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. 3, Winter 2022

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Deadline for next issue:
30 September 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.