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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 July, 2022

ANZAB 2022 - Sydney, 9-14 June 2022

ANZAB 2022 Festival photo
The ANZAB 2022 Festival photo - courtesy Peter Harrison
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ANZAB 2022 logo

A full report on the Festival will appear in the next issue of Ringing Towers.

The AGM passed the motions on notice with only minor amendments and confirmed no change in subscriptions for 2022-23. There was a vote of thanks, passed by acclamation, to the three ANZAB officers who were stepping down - Kevin Stracey, Peter Harrison and Derek Williams. Other office bearers continue unchanged.

Follow this link to performances rung as part of the Festival. The Festival web page is still available listing the extensive general and service ringing. Additionally, we enjoyed good weather, good food and good company. NSW won the Bob Ferris shield at the striking competition with a mark of 98%.

Deryn Griffiths & Simon McMillan

Ringing for the public


WA ringers are trying to raise their profile. In a recent article in Look To! (available to ANZAB members through the Members' section) they note that most of the (hundreds of) quarter peals rung for various celebrations and commemorations go unnoticed. One of their strategies for lifting their profile is to ring for worthwhile events and get credit for it.

To help with cross-promotion they have a new Facebook page and a new Instagram account. (Search on "BellRingersPerth" for each.)

For example, when the HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Foundation ran an exhibition at the Perth Town Hall earlier this year, the St Martin’s Society offered to ring for it. The Foundation in turn invited the ringers to put up a display at the exhibition. A pull-up banner promoting ringing was displayed with a bell rope. Flyers specific to the event (see right) were available and a quarter peal was rung immediately following the official opening of the exhibition.

Based on an article by Julie Taylor
31 May 2022

Central Council Trustee Nominations


This notice has been posted on the CCCBR website:

At the CCCBR AGM in Nottingham this September nominations are required for the election of Secretary and two Ordinary Trustees. Alison Everett, one of the retiring Ordinary Trustees tells us a little bit about the role and why its important here. If you, or someone you know is interested, please complete a nomination from which can be found here and send it to the Secretary by 23rd July 2022.

is the other retiring trustee. He and Alison have written an article, New Trustees profile, which will be published soon in the Ringing World. David urges all Australian and New Zealand ringers, of whatever level of experience, to have a look at the article and give serious consideration to nominating for the position of Trustee. Contact him for further information about what is involved if you wish.

6 June 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: 30 June, 2022

St Andrew's, Sydney.
No Service ringing 3 July;
No Practice 4 July.

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

Updated: 30 June, 2022


1-3 July
Adelaide Bellringers. Anniversary Weekend

10 August
WA Branch Practice.
Venue: York, Holy Trinity

15 August
NSW-ACT 12 bell Practice.
Venue: Sydney, St Andrew's

21 August
Sydney. NSW-ACT Branch Meeting.

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

Facebook - follow ANZAB on Facebook

email - looktoanzab


21 June - Winter Solstice (in ANZAB territory).

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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