Formed in 1911, it continues to play an important role in amateur radio affairs. Since the nationalisation of the Wireless Institute of Australia, it is now more focussed on state matters, but remains committed constitutionally and through its membership of the WIA to the continued access to radio spectrum by its members.

It has a proud history of advocacy including participation in government inquiries including those on television and radio broadcasting and also a review into the response of the Ash Wednesday disaster and discussions concerning municipal planning laws.

Helping to grow the hobby of amateur radio and increasing positive public awareness of it remains among its major goals.

It actively participates in many areas including the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, through the VK3RAN station on HMAS Castlemaine and the World Amateur Radio Day.

Through its website and voluntary office, it is often the first contact for inquiries from the general public. We are the source of regularly scheduled Foundation Licence training and assessments. Occasionally it runs a famous Bridging Course to enable the upgrading of qualifications. Help is also given on deceased estates.

The state-wide organisation maintains an extensive network of repeaters and propagation beacons, a weekly broadcast and is building a new emergency communication facility following the Black Saturday Bushfires.

Through its funding it has enabled the digitisation of the Amateur Television repeater VK3RTV and supports the regional Bendigo ATV repeater VK3RBO.

It continues to be a leader and active in many fields and has quarterly meetings with special speakers on topics of interest. Members know that VK3 QSL Bureau and other services are value for money.


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40G Victory Blvd. Ashburton Victoria 3147 - Office: Tuesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm T 03 9885 9261


Deceased estates

The relatives and friends of a radio amateur no longer able to continue with the hobby as the result of illness, moving into a nursing home or death, often need help and advice.

Over many years Amateur Radio Victoria has provided a service to ensure the appropriate disposal of equipment and other material. Each case is different. It may be a simple amateur radio station, or a room, garage or shed full of miscellaneous items collected over decades.

Knowledgeable people are available to evaluate the equipment and provide advice on whether it can be sold, donated or needs to be discarded.
To obtain help email: estates[at] or contact our office.


WIA national broadcast

Is relayed in Victoria on the VK3BWI network every Sunday 10.30am and 8pm 80m - 3615kHz, 40m - 7158kHz, 10.130 USB VK3RML Mt Dandenong 146.700, VK3RMM Mt Macedon 147.250 and VK3RMU Mt St Leonard 439.800.


Privacy statement

Amateur Radio Victoria is not required by law to have a privacy statement, however it voluntarily makes a commitment to the principles of the privacy legislation.

In doing so it considers the relationship with its members as extremely important and is committed to protecting their privacy.

It collects information about members including:

  1. Eligibility for membership
  2. Name
  3. Callsign(s)
  4. Postal and email addresses

This information is required to

  1. Assess the eligibility and category of membership
  2. maintain a proper record of members
  3. enable the provision of services to members (including a newsletter)
  4. to generally facilitate the normal operations of Amateur Radio Victoria.

The information is securely stored. It is not shared with third parties except as required by law.

Should you have any concerns or questions about the use of your personal information held by Amateur Radio Victoria, please contact the Secretary


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