Bathurst Lapidary & Collectors' Club Inc.

About Us

Bathurst Lapidary & Collectors' Club Inc.Many of our members take pleasure in lapidary and rock collecting, participating in workshops held every Wednesday morning from mid-January to mid-December. Our club boasts a sizable membership interested not only in lapidary but also in stamp collecting, philately, coins, banknotes, and various other collectibles.

Originally established as the Bathurst Philatelic Society in 1895, we hold the distinction of being the first in country NSW and the second in the Colony of NSW. We actively encourage all members to bring their 'Latest Acquisition' - an item recently purchased, swapped, or received - to our meetings. Our gatherings include a shared morning tea, creating a welcoming environment for both long-standing and new members.

For financial members, a comprehensive e-newsletter is published every two months, providing valuable updates and information on the club's activities and interests. We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in joining our community.

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Meeting Place

Our Clubhouse is set up in the old Eglinton Fire Shed (It is heated in winter)
Park Street
Eglinton NSW 2795

Meeting Time

Meetings are at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month from mid-January to mid-December.

How To Get There

Eglinton is a suburb of Bathurst, 206 km (appox. 3½ hours drive) west of Sydney.
Our Clubhouse in Eglinton is right next to the tennis courts, just a 15 minute drive from the Bathurst Post Office.


Sale by tender
Wheelchair access
Kids lapidary workshops during the school holidays
Skill lapidary courses for adults
U3A Lapidary courses

Membership Fees

Annual Fees are:
Family $35
Adult $25
Junior $5

Contact Information

Postal Address:
Bathurst Lapidary & Collectables Club Inc.
PO Box 9156
Stewart Street Post Office
Bathurst NSW 2795



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