Updated: 2 March, 2023


The ANZAB 2023 Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming ringers and their companions to the 2023 ANZAB Ringing Festival, to be held in Western Australia from Friday, 9th June to Monday, 12th June, 2023.

Download a pdf version of the Festival flyer for your tower notice board.

Provisional Program

Current at January 2023. Subject to alteration at the Organising Committee's absolute discretion.

Pre-Festival Alphabet Ring (mini ring) at Bridgetown, approximately 3.5 hours south of Perth. Own travel arrangements. Follow this link for more information.

Recorded 6-bell Laura Ivey Trophy and 10-bell and striking competitions to be submitted by 8 May and 24 May respectively.

8 June
General ringing

Guided tour of Perth city

Informal get together and dinner
9 June
Day trip to York. Bus to be organised, subject to numbers. The bus will leave central Perth at approximately 8:30am and arrive at York by around 10:00am. It will return to Perth in plenty of time for attendance at the official welcome reception at Council House that evening. Final details will be advised when numbers are known.

Official welcome reception at Council House in Perth, including welcome to country

Registration and general ringing at The Bell Tower
10 June
Ringing at various towers

AGM and Festival photo at Christ Church, Claremont

Three-course Festival dinner at the Public House, St George’s Terrace
- Guest speaker
- Announcement of recorded striking competition results
11 June
Service ringing

Ringing at various towers

Bob Ferris Shield Striking competition at the Bell Tower

Ringers' service (5:00pm) - Evensong at St George’s Cathedral
followed by Supper in the Cathedral hall
12 June
Day trip to Bunbury. Bus to be organised, subject to numbers. This is a full day trip. The bus will leave central Perth early and return late in the afternoon. Final details will be advised when numbers are known.

13 June
ART Course, Christ Church, Claremont. Module to be determined on the basis of expressed interest.


Registration for ANZAB 2023 is open.new


ANZAB 2023 will feature a range of clothing options - polo shirts, vests, jackets and caps - each with an embroidered Festival logo.

What have I registered for?

Others, and ANZAB members for that matter, can go back to the confirmation email they were sent when they registered. This contained a unique link to their registration record and advice on the password they should use.

Striking Competitions lightbulb

We are continuing the recorded 10-bell competition, inaugurated at the Sydney Festival in 2012, and also the recorded 6-bell striking competition for the Laura Ivey Trophy, which Perth inaugurated in 2014. These competitions are for towers in Australia and New Zealand, and the rules explain the detailed criteria for the composition of bands, etc. The deadline for the 6-bell competition is 8 May 2023; and 24 May for the 10-bell competition.

Laura Ivey Trophy

An image of the Laura Ivey Trophy, designed by Jenny Pitney of Perth.

Transport in and around Perth

To and from the Airport

The new Airport Line is open. Airport Central station is at Terminal 1 (Virgin) and Redcliffe station is near Terminals 3 & 4 (Qantas). Take the shuttle bus (route 292) to Redcliffe station from Terminals 3 & 4.

The Airport Line will take you to Claremont via Perth city. Change at Bayswater station for the Midland–Fremantle line.

There is also a high frequency bus (route 940) that runs between Redcliffe station and the city. The bus travels along Great Eastern Highway, Adelaide Terrace and St Georges Terrace. This bus could be more convenient, depending upon where you are staying.

Around Perth

See www.transperth.wa.gov.au for general information including fares, or download the Transperth app.

There are cash fares or 'SmartRider' electronic ticket on buses, trains and ferries. Day fares or family day fares might be your cheapest option if getting out and about. Single fares are valid for two hours.


During the day trains run approx. every 15 minutes.

Note: Perth Station and Perth Underground are connected by an underground foot tunnel but different lines run through each station.

Bus Ports (Stations) If getting out and about by bus, there are two city bus ports (stations), Perth City and Elizabeth Quay. Check carefully which one your bus leaves from!
Free central city buses CAT Buses provide free travel in central city areas. There are five CAT routes in the Perth city area. In addition, any Transperth bus travelling in the central Perth city Free Transit Zone is free.

Transport to Towers - Perth and Surrounds

Christ Church, Claremont

Catch the Fremantle line from Perth Station to Claremont. Approx. 7 min. walk to the church.

St Hilda’s Chapel, Mosman Park

Catch the Fremantle line from Perth Station to Mosman Park. Approx. 20 min. walk to the church.

Rockingham Civic Centre, Rockingham Catch the Mandurah line from Elizabeth Quay or Perth Underground to Rockingham. Then take bus no. 555 (Rockingham Shuttle) to the civic centre.
Christ’s Church, Mandurah Catch the Mandurah line from Elizabeth Quay or Perth Underground to Mandurah. Then take the circular Mandurah Shuttle bus no. 588 (clockwise) or 589 (anticlockwise) to the Sutton St carpark, which is opposite the church. The clockwise route is shorter.
The Bell Tower and St George’s Cathedral Central city locations.

Transport to York, Bunbury and Bridgetown

To Bridgetown for the Alphabet Ring

Country bus services run from Perth to Bridgetown. Bookings and timetables available here.

Note: tickets must be bought in advance of travel.

The journey is about 3.5 hours from Perth by car.

To York and Bunbury

Buses will be arranged if there is sufficient interest.

York is approx. 1.5 hours from Perth.

Bunbury is approx. 3 hours from Perth.


The Alphabet Ring, Bridgetown, 7-9 June 2023

The Alphabet Ring is a private eight-bell mini ring in Bridgetown, approximately three hours south of Perth. Ringing at the Alphabet Ring is not part of the official Festival program, but all Festival attendees are invited to come and ring.

Ringing will be between lunchtime Wednesday 7 June, and lunchtime Friday 9 June. There may be ringing after the Festival as well, subject to interest. The focus will be on quarter peal ringing and lots of socialising. There may be the opportunity of a peal attempt if it doesn't displace too much other ringing.

Visitors are responsible for their own transport and accommodation arrangements.


By car: approximately three hours. Easy driving on good roads once you are out of Perth.

By coach/train: see transwa.wa.gov.au for timetables and bookings. Pick up from, and drop off at, the bus stop in Bridgetown can be arranged. Contact Adam - see below.

Example timetables

Perth City Station Dep 0930, Bridgetown Arr 1317
East Perth Dep 1300, Bridgetown Arr 1737

Perth City Station Dep 0930, Bridgetown Arr 1317
Bridgetown Dep 1247, Perth City Station Arr 1712

Bridgetown Dep 0947, East Perth Arr 1355
Bridgetown Dep 1247, Perth City Station Arr 1712


There are several options in and around Bridgetown. The following is for information only - these are not recommendations!

The closest accommodation to the Alphabet Ring, in order, is: 

  • Bridgetown Valley Lodge
  • Nelsons Motel
  • Freemasons Hotel
  • Bridgetown Hotel
  • Tweed Valley Lodge

More information and RSVP

Contact Adam Beer: (or 0420 959 050). Note that Adam is often out of mobile range for up to a week at a time. If you phone and leave a message, you may not get a reply for a few days. Email is better.

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