Application for Membership

The aim of The Victorian Button Collectors Club is to encourage the collecting, preservation and appreciation of buttons (antique and modern) and the research into the history relating to their origins and uses. It is also to encourage members to exchange information, to show their collections, and to organise social activities that foster these aims.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8.00 p.m. at the Burwood Heights Uniting Church, corner Burwood Highway & Blackburn Road, Burwood East.

For any further information regarding the club and its activities please contact Sonia Collard (Honorary Secretary) on (03) 5470 6476 or [email protected].

Annual subscriptions are due on the 1st of July each year. Subscription rates for 2018/19 are :- Adult $45; Junior (under 18) $20; Family $50; Overseas $45. More information and bank details are contained in the Membership Form below. Please forward payment to the Maree Galt (Honorary Treasurer), P.O. Box 75, Blackburn South, 3130.

TVBCC Member benefits include:

  • New members Kit; including one back-issue of Australian Button Collector Journal, vital button storage information and a copy of the TVBCC Constitution.
  • Quarterly copy of the Autralian Button Collector Journal; including stories from members, colour photographs of buttons, regular features and reports from presentations of TVBCC monthly speakers.
  • Admission to monthly TVBCC meetings; enjoy presentations, share new finds, participate in auctions and raffles and meet other members.
  • Access to 'member's-only' section of the TVBCC website.
  • Free entry to Annual TVBCC events, including the Buttonfest and biennial regional Buttonfest events (tba) plus the opportunity to become a stallholder (hire fees apply).
  • TVBCC Library access; collection of books and journals that include back-issues of National Button Bulletin (US) and Australian Button Collector (VIC) Journal, button guides, identification manuals and other button-related volumes.
  • TVBCC Member list; a comprehensive contact list of other Club members, to help you keep in touch with button collectors across Australia. 
  • TVBCC Button Club membership badge (if requested)
  • Voting rights at TVBCC Annual General Meeting. 

Extra copies of the Journal can be purchased for $9.00 each + postage. ($2 Aus, $5.50 NZ & $8.00 O'seas)

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