Here is a list of places to enjoy the sport of fencing within Victoria. Scroll down to see a description of each Club and their contact details.
Fencing Victoria works on a Star Club Rating System. A list of Clubs and their Rating Level can be found here
There is also a Club Locator Map showing our Club Locations (Click Here)
The “Star” system is the Fencing Victoria club accreditation system – a higher number of stars indicates a higher level of structured programs, professional development, coaching, etc. The level of a Club is denoted by the * after their name. (No Star means they do not participate in the system) Further details can be found (here)
|Inner City – (Click Here)
CrossXswords – Carlton ***
Dragons – Nth Melbourne **
Melbourne University Fencing Club – Melbourne*
Rogue Fencing Melbourne – Richmond
Spatha Fencing Club – St Kilda *
Sword Fights Australia – Nth Melbourne **
VRI Fencing Club- Richmond ***
Victorian Fencing Academy – Nth Melbourne **
|Eastern Suburb Clubs – (Click Here)
BlacklordsFencing Club – East Burwood ***
Melbourne Fencing Centre – Kew
Victorian Fencing Academy – Box Hill **
Whitehorse Chevaliers Fencing Club – Nunawading, Mitcham and Olinda ***
|South/Eastern Suburbs – (Click Here)
Fioretto Fencing Club – Oackleigh **
Monash University Fencing Club – Oakliegh *
Olympia Fencing Club – Oakleigh *
Sword Fights Australia – Brighton & Narre Warren **
Tizona Fencing Club – Notting Hill **
|Southern Suburbs – (Click Here)
Phoenix Fencing Club – Patterson Lakes **South/Western Suburbs – (Click Here)
Geelong Fencing Club – Geelong **
|Northern Suburbs – (Click Here)
La Trobe University Fencing Club – Bundoora **
|Western Suburbs – (Click)
Western Swords Fencing Club *
Below is a list of Fencing Clubs in alphabetical order
Location: East Burwood Reserve
Address: 298-336 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC 3151 – Within Whitehorse Function and Convention Centre
Phone: 0411 701 734
Web Address: https://www.blacklords.net/
Contact Name: Mr. Robert Di-Pasquale
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Carlton Gardens Primary School Performing Arts Centre,
Level 2, 215 Rathdowne St Carlton VIC 3035
Mobile: 0407 340 138
Web Address: https://www.crossxswords.com/
CrossXswords also has a Club in Bendigo
Contact Name: Greg
Mobile: – 0422 899 684
Dragons Fencing Club
The Dragons Fencing Club includes members of all ages & weapons. Members participate in activities organised by their personal coach/es and squad training sessions at the State Training Centre in North Melbourne organised by Fencing Victoria.
The club also has a junior group where all instruction is given in Chinese.
Location: Nth Melbourne
Contact Information: Ms Carol Sullivan – Club Secretary/Treasurer
Postal address of Club: 7A View St, Pascoe Vale, 3044
Contact Name: Brook Dunstan
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone number:0431 744 906
Location: Fioretto Hall is located at the F.E. Hunt Reserve, in Highland Avenue, Oakleigh East. It is just off Ferntree Gully Road near the Forster Rd exit of the Monash Freeway, near Monash University.
6 – 8pm Junior Squad training
7 – 9pm Senior advanced training
6 – 7.30pm, Beginner’s course
7.00pm till 9.00pm: All weapons training and Beginners Course
9am – 12pm, Private lessons
10am till 11.30am: Women’s Fencing
4.30pm – 5.45pm Mixed Cadets
7.00pm – 9.00pm All weapon training
9.00am – 10.00am: U10s (7 -10 years old)
10.15am – 11.30am: Cadets (10-15 years old)
11.30am – 1.30pm: Intensive Training session
President: Brook Dunstan
Vice-President/Member Protection Officer: Damon Fowler
Secretary: Joanne Montgommery
Tournaments Officer: Michelle Goldenberg
FV Representative: Anne Nuguid
Armourer: Chris Hon
* Please note: Fioretto has facilities for wheelchair fencing.
Contact: Neil Hick
Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/geelongfencing/
Times of Training
Wednesday 5 – 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30 – 8:30pm
Friday 4 – 6:30pm
Address of Club – Training is held at different venues depending on day. Please contact for details.
La Trobe University Fencing Club
La Trobe University Fencing Club is an awesome and fantastic fencing club that can cater to the needs of social and competitive fencers alike. We specialise in epee and we also offer foil too. From time to time, we organize sabre nights as well. Our beginner courses go for 10 weeks, starting on the first Friday of March, and August, and each session is repeated the following Tuesday. New members are welcome to join at any time though!
We are open to not just LTU students and staff, we are also open to the general public, and there is no minimum and maximum age.
If there are any questions, please direct them onto our Facebook page for a same-day response or alternatively, one of the two emails provided will be fine too.
Primary contact details – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/fencing.latrobe/
Training times 2021
Semester 1 and 2 –
Tuesdays and Fridays 6-10pm
Out of (LTU) semester dates – Tue, Thu & Fri 6-8pm
Address: La Trobe University Sport Centre, Bundoora
Sabre At La Trobe – Friday Nights
La Trobe University Fencing Club (LTFC) wishes to bring the attention to the fencing community, an initiative to broaden sabre fencing opportunities.
When Covid -19 restrictions ease and sport returns to its routine, it is our aim to allow interested sabreurs to participate in our Friday’s training session.
Our sabre and head coach Rudolf Lewith is conducting structured sabre training.
Training is conducted from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM each Friday.
Starting with a warm up and specialized foot work for all weapons at 7:30 PM the sabre squad is then separated to train in a group session.
Rudolf is prescribing attacking/defending tasks that are trained in pairs rotating to enable beginners and advanced fencers to experience the exercises.
When the coach is satisfied and the tasks are adhered to his satisfaction, sabreurs can move to practice these tasks on electric registration.
Free bouting concludes at 8.45pm.
To those interested, the first attendance is free and further options such as continuation or individual lessons should be discussed with the club President – email@example.com.
All ages and genders are welcomed.
Interested persons can follow LTFC Facebook or contact by email address above.
Melbourne University Fencing Club
Contact Name: Mr. Simon Summerfield
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Times:Training nights are Mondays and Fridays throughout the year (including during semester breaks).
Mondays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: We train in the East Stadium of the Melbourne University Sports Centre off Tin Alley.
Monash University Fencing Club
We run sessions in both Sabre and Foil. We have no upper limit on age however all members must be at least 16 years of age to join. Membership allows members to join sessions in any weapon, though beginner classes for all weapons typically run for ten weeks from the start of each semester (beginning late February and late July of each year) at an additional cost. Non members may also train by purchasing a one session casual pass.
Club Contact: Irene Alevizos
Address: Monash Sport, 42 Scenic Boulevard, Monash University Clayton VIC 3800. (Martial Arts extension) Please see reception staff if you are unable to locate the club.
Monday 6-9pm Sabre
Tuesday 6-9pm Foil
Thursday 6-9pm Sabre and Foil
Olympia Fencing Club
Melbourne based Epee squad led by head coach Nicolae Mihailescu.
Phoenix Fencing Academy
Contact Name : Nigel Bacon
Email Address : email@example.com
Website : http://fencingpfa.org.au
Phone number : 9786 7325
Venue : Patterson Lakes Primary School Gym,
Gladesville Boulevard Patterson Lakes, Victoria 3197
(exit Thompson Rd from Mornington Peninsula Fwy or Eastlink)
Training Nights: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings:
From 7.00pm till 8.30 for Junior members and 7.00pm till 9.00pm for Senior members
Contact : Mr Nigel Bacon, ph: 03 9786 7325
Spatha Fencing Club
The Spatha Fencing Club was founded by Mauricio Panizo due to a passion he has for all things fencing.
The SPATHA fencing club provides members with the opportunity to learn fencing, (foil and sabre) and to compete in fencing tournaments. We provide training facilities, equipment, and coaching for all levels of fencing, from beginners to experienced fencers. The goal of the club is to make the sport of fencing available to everyone in the local community.
We run beginners courses at the start of each year, and hold regular training sessions weekly. We also provide for individual instruction, and we organise several competitions. Fencers can compete with other clubs, as well as in Victorian, and National competitions.
Over the years we have distinguished ourselves as a club of excellence both on and off the fencing piste because of our professional approach to fencing and event management.
Wednesday 6:30 – 9pm
Saturday 12 – 2pm
St Kilda East
Sword Fighters Australia Fencing Club
Established in 2008 at 4 locations due to Coach Chris’s desire to have numerous locations to recruit new athletes.
We train mainly at State Fencing Centre, with 3 0ther Weekly Venue options.
Mostly Foil Club, however Members do also take lessons in Epee/Sabre.
All locations use electric systems available.
All levels and catering all ages, from beginners 7+ to National Level Fencers, up to 70+
Head Coach – Chris Jones
Armour and Equipment Sales available
Chris Jones – 0409 013 171, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.swordfightersaustralia.com
4 Club Locations:
1. State Fencing Centre : 204 Arden St North Melbourne.
Mondays 5-9pm Open age group 9-70yr olds
Thursdays 6-9pm Veteran age squad
Saturdays 9-3:30, Squad training 12:30-3:30 9-70year olds.
2. Narre Warren North Guide’s Hall – Memorial Drive Narre Warren.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 10-18yr olds
3. Brighton Grammar – Junior School GBR Hall. New St Brighton.
Wednesdays 5-6:30 8-16yr olds
4. Firbank Grammar Girls Club – Senior School Gymnasium. Outer Crescent Brighton.
Wednesdays 7-8pm Secondary School Girls 12-18yr olds.
Tizona Fencing Club
TIZONA Fencing Club is a small club that was established in 2017. We focus on teaching kids about foil fencing and help them to build up fitness.
It is a Foil /Epee Fencing Club
Suitable for children of all ages.
Free trial available for beginners.
Address: 20 Duerdin St, Notting Hill 3168
Victorian Fencing Academy
Victorian Fencing Academy (VFA) trains in multiple venues – Box Hill North and North Melbourne. Training is in Epee, the most popular weapon fenced in Australia and Internationally. We cater for ages 7+ with beginner classes for 1-2 terms flowing into supervised development sessions for all ages with intensive training opportunities provided once a reasonable standard has been reached. We focus on providing opportunities to fencers to extend and challenge themselves and participate socially, semi-competitively, or compete at State, National or International level.
Monday from 5pm
Tuesday from 6:30pm
Wednesday from 4:15-5:45 (Children – inc beginners)
Thursday from 5:30pm Beginners 5:30-6:30 Advanced from 6:30pm
Saturday 1:30pm -2:30pm (Beginners for adults and children) or 1:30-4:30pm
Please contact the Head Coach for training and address details –
Victorian Fencing Academy
Mobile: 0403 320 817
VRI Fencing Club
Times of Training –
Monday – Friday 4pm-9pm
Address of Club –
Richmond Football Club Indoor Sports Hall
Punt Road Oval, Yarra Park Richmond VIC 3121 Australia
VRI Fencing Club in Richmond offers fencing in Epée, and Modern Pentathlon. We have training suitable for all ages.
We offer fencing classes and squads from beginner to elite level. Our dedicated fencing gym is open all week for classes, bouting and private coaching.
While VRI does train Olympic fencers and pentathletes, we are also proud of the achievements of our youngest members. Through classes such as VRI Swordplay, children as young as 7 learn new skills, improve their fitness and develop self-confidence through fencing.
We also run Adult Epee beginner classes throughout the year for those who want to try the sport of fencing.
Western Swords Fencing Club
Western Swords aim is to give immigrant kids and their families the chance to fence at no cost. Through donations and sponsorships we provide certified coaches and all necessary equipment to give everyone the chance to have fun with swords! Fencing is ideal for anyone aged 9 and up, including mums and dads! Any fitness level is fine – you can learn at your own pace.
Training is Thursday evenings during school terms
Address: 76 McCracken Street, Kensington (behind the Anglican-Uniting Church), Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
To join, contact Head Coach Laura Goodin at email@example.com or 0432 695 505.
Whitehorse Chevaliers Fencing Club
Fencing for all ages in Melbourne’s Outer East
Whitehorse Chevaliers welcomes fencers of all ages and abilities in the outer east of Melbourne.
We provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which to start fencing, and aim to support our members to achieve their fencing goals – whether that be fencing for fun, fitness, or serious competition.
Our fencers train with the Epee and the Sabre. Most sessions include classes for both children (U9 and U13), teens and adults, so families can fence together.
Nunawading – Saturday 9am-1pm
Mitcham – Tuesdays 5pm-9pm
Olinda – Thursdays 5pm-7pm
New 40+ Women’s Class starting soon!
List of Schools involved in our School Fencing Program
Schools League Participants
Camberwell Grammar School
Caulfield Grammar School
Geelong Grammar School
Kardinia International College
Ivanhoe Girl’s Grammar
Melbourne High School
Penleigh-Essendon Grammar School
Trinity Grammar School
The Geelong College