blc logo 150 pxwideWelcome to BANKSTOWN & DISTRICTS LAPIDARY CLUB


Bankstown Lapidary Club is the place to learn and explore the fascinating world of gems, rocks, minerals and silverwork. Our phone number is (02) 9796 7475 during club hours or AH  President  Beverley Hodder 9642 1267

We are located in the Bankstown Arts Centre at the corner of Olympic Pde and Dale Pde Bankstown

New members of any age group over 14 yrs are made welcome when joining this non-profit organisation. Our club has a long history of over 50 yrs dating from 1964.

The Bankstown Lapidary Club is a very active club, constantly seeking to improve the activities and facilities we offer our members and to introduce new activities.

Our last exhibition of our work and minerals was a tremendous success with so much to see. We have our occasional sausage sizzles and special week-end workshops in one of the many aspects of lapidary – such as silverwork, carving, enameling etc. tutored by a specialist in that field.  Our  members vary in age from 16 yr old and upwards –  some members are retired, and others work in various occupations.


  • To promote the enjoyment and appreciation of lapidary crafts,
  • To provide members with lapidary skills in the various activities we offer,
  • Provide quality facilities and equipment for club members to carry out their lapidary hobby,
  • Conduct field trips to gem localities to fossick for material to be used in our members hobby.

Currently our lapidary club offers.

  • cabchon cuttingFaceting of Gemstones
  • Cabochoning of Gemstones
  • Metal Smithing in Silver
  • Carving using bone and ornamental stones
  • Field Trips to visit exciting gem sites.
  • and much much more……

Closure of Club Rooms
Please note: The club is closed on Saturdays of any long weekend 

Management and General Meetings

Our club’s monthly general meetings are now held on the 4th  Saturday of the month in our club rooms.  Presently they are at 11.45 am.

Management Committee  meetings are held at 11.45 am on the second Saturday of the month.  


  will now be held on the 4th Saturday in February at 10.45 am.   


 Usually meet in the Parramatta /Holroyd club rooms on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1pm

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We at Bankstown look forward to meeting you!