Classes & Memberships

Getting Started

Come and try Historical Fencing: your FIRST 4 WEEKS OF TRAINING ARE FREE!

Because training involves fencing with steel weapons we currently only accept students of age 16 years or over.

If you intend to come to a class you’ll need to:

Any information collected in the signup process is kept strictly confidential.  We keep these details just so we have your basic contact details and information for insurance purposes; you’re not obliged to continue coming or sign up for classes after your trial period.

If you do decide to continue after the first 4 weeks, check out our MEMBERSHIP COSTS further down this page.

Class Times & Types

15th & 16th Century Sword Classes Open Hall Training Private Classes

Monday night at 7:30pm until 9:30pm.

This class covers our structured fencing syllabus and comprises instructor led drills, lessons, and fencing exercises.

Open hall is a bonus training time offered to existing students.  The training space is open to regular students to  practice their skills at their own pace, and to engage in free fencing practice.

Check the calendar page for dates.

[From another HEMA clubs and coming to open hall? You need to agree to the waiver etc. AT THIS LINK]

One-on-one or private group classes are available on request.

Please be aware our instructors are volunteers and may not be available at all times for one-on-one classes.

Class Location

Our training location is:

Gym 2, Auburn High School,

Enter from Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East VIC, Australia


Membership Costs

Scholar Victoria Free-Fencers are a registered non-profit community association; our membership fees cover hire of the training space, as well as insurances and other costs.  Any profit is used directly to purchase club equipment, or pay for guest instructors and events.

After your first 4 weeks, if you decide that Historical Fencing is for you, then you can choose to continue your membership through one of the payment options listed below.

Monthly Subscription Pack of 4 Classes Casual Class Fee
$50 per month
($11.53 per class)
($16.25 per class)
$20 per class

Do you have questions?

If you own a sword of your own, or think you might buy one in the future, take a look at our page discussing sword ownership in Victoria. 

Alternatively you might want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or our Position Statement.

Alternatively you can Contact Us directly to find out more.