Classes & Memberships


Due to the ongoing COVID situation please contact the club before starting training with us.

The information below is not up to date; we anticipate restarting classes in early November – keep an eye on our Facebook page for specific updates.


Getting Started

Before coming to class though, there are a few items of housekeeping to complete:


Get in touch and let us know you’re coming, via the details on the Contact Page.


Read through our:


Fill out out a membership form with your contact details

Please note that because training involves fencing with steel weapons we currently only accept students of age 16 years or over.

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

Group Classes

7:30 – 9:30pm Monday

Classes are held every Monday and are our primary means on instruction. Our standard classes cover our core longsword syllabus, though occasionally include other weapons.

NOTE: Currently we are not running classes due to COVID

Open Hall

2:00 – 5:00pm Fornightly on Sundays

Students with sufficient experience and equipment are invited to come to Open Hall sessions, where the training space is open for fencers to  practice their skills at their own pace.

This is open to fencers from other HEMA schools; if you are from another club and considering coming you’ll need to the waiver etc. AT THIS LINK]

Gym 2, Auburn High School
Enter from Tooronga Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC

One-on-one/Private Group Classes

Private one-on-one or small group classes are available depending on instructor availability. If you’re interested in private classes please get in touch with us to discussion options.

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.

Yearly Fee
Monthly Subscription Casual Class Fee

An annual fee of $20 is levied each year which covers insurance & admin costs.

Students are insured through Historical Fencing Australia (PDS available on request)

$50 per month
(average $11.53 per class)
$20 per class

Paid in class to the instructor – cash or card accepted.

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.