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Who We Are

The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) is a group of 35 Societies that offer their members a series of monthly informative and entertaining illustrated lectures plus some workshops covering a broad range of subjects relating to art.

The talks are usually complemented by a friendly social gathering before or after with refreshments. Together, the 35 Societies form the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, the central body responsible for the overall programming and lecturer schedules. Each local Society is managed by a volunteer chairman and committee who organise the presentation of the annual program of six to nine lectures.

Find out more about ADFAS.


ADFAS TRAVEL: Each year Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Travel offers a select range of tours to Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, America and Australia. The tours are designed to reflect the intrests of ADFAS members and friends.

  • Expert leadership by NADFAS and ADFAS-approved lecturers
  • Maximum 20-22 in a group
  • Like-minded group of ADFAS members from Societies around Australia

Where We Are

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Societies have been formed in nearly all of the capital cities of Australia and in many of the regional centres. Find out more about Societies or click on an individual Society listed below.






How to join ADFAS :

If you are interested, complete the form provided and your details will be sent to the Society you select. If you're not sure of which Society to choose, send it and we'll redirect it for you.

Benefits of Membership

  • Learn more about the Arts in a friendly, welcoming environment.
  • Enjoy cultural and social opportunities.
  • Contribute to local community via Young Arts grants.
  • Contribute to the wider community via Opera Australia, Arts Conservation and Heritage Preservation projects.
  • Join overseas tours with ADFAS Travel.
  • Receive annual national magazine.