Radio clubs are the local face of amateur radio activities in each city or region of Australia. They also provide services such as repeaters, beacons, meetings, news broadcasts, the QSL Bureau and more.
Contact details for the radio clubs for each state are listed at the WIA website under the main menu item "Clubs". The first club listed in each state effectively is the former Division of the WIA.
Most clubs serve a particular town or region. Typical activities include study courses, examinations, excursions, social events, field day contests, constructional projects and on-air gatherings (or nets). Some fortunate clubs have their own rooms, while others meet in school classrooms or scout halls. Joining a club is a good way of meeting amateurs in your area.
The WIA website lists all clubs in Australia. If yours isn't there, follow the links on the site to update their details.
Australian Radio Clubs
New South Wales - VK2
- Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club
- Central Coast Amateur Radio Club in the Gosford area of NSW
- Chifley Amateur Radio Club in the Mt Druitt area western Sydney
- Gladesville Amateur Radio Club (link outdated, this is the only relevant one I can find in July 2016)
- Hornsby & Districts Amateur Radio Club northwest area of Sydnety
- Manly-Warringah Radio Society northern beaches of Sydney
- Nepean Amateur Radio Group western Sydney
- St George Amateur Radio Society Incorporated south Sydney
- Summerland Amateur Radio Club at Lismore, in northern New South Wales
- Wagga Amateur Radio Club in South West NSW (site under construction when reviewed)
- Waverley Amateur Radio Society in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
- Westlakes Amateur Radio Club in the Lake Macquarie district just south of Newcaslte
- Redcliff Radio Club in Brisbane
- Australian Amateur Television Club Inc
- South Coast Amateur Radio Club Inc. in South Australia
- Northern Corridor Radio Group Inc. in Perth
- add your club link here, via the feedback page
Australia's larger cities include formal and informal special-interest groups. These cater for activities such as VHF and microwaves, amateur television, repeaters, amateur radio direction finding, digital communication, and scouts in amateur radio.
Other special-interest groups are nation-wide. Examples include the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA), the Radio Amateur Old Timers Club (RAOTC) and the CW Operators QRP Club.