Classes & Memberships


In light of the COVID-19 situation we are currently not operating any classes.

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 should:

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


7:30pm until 9:30pm.


2:00pm until 5:00pm fortnightly

Open hall is a bonus training time offered to everyone in the HEMA community. The training space is open for fencers to  practice their skills at their own pace. Get in touch to find out times if you’re interested.

[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 during Open Hall.

Class Location


Currently Monday classes are not held at our usual venue – get in touch for more details.


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.

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 paypass 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.