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 Hunter Valley Finch Club Inc.

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Welcome To The Hunter Valley Finch Club 

The Club was formed on the 1st of June 2001 as a way to bring together anyone interested in keeping and breeding all types of Finches and to exchange information with individuals, groups or other clubs.


The Hunter Valley Finch Club Inc meets regularly on the first Friday of the month at

Shamrock Hill Multipurpose Centre, 18 Galway Bay Drive, Ashtonfield NSW.

There is no meeting in January.

Meetings begin at 7.30pm, with a guest speaker presenting a talk of interest to people keeping finches and soft-bills. The regular meetings are conducted after the guest speaker. Raffles and supper are held at the conclusion of the meeting.

There is a raffle held every meeting with a variety of prizes on offer and a special draw for a bag of seed.

A lucky door prize of a pair of finches is offered for attending members. The club also holds bus trips to aviaries or places of interest  and is heavily involved in supporting the "Save the Gouldian Fund". The club conducts an annual bird Expo in October each year that has proved to be extremely popular since it's inception.


Visitors are most welcome to attend a couple of meetings to get to know the members and decide if they would like to join....please feel free to drop in to a meeting and say hello. 

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 The Committee

PRESIDENT: Gerard Abrams


TREASURER: Neil Sutherland

SECRETARY: Richard Law


Richard Law


David Nichols

Bruce Hockley

Tony Maher 

Bruce Hockley 


Neil Sommerville 02 49 388301


Phil Bright

Phil Bright


Phil Bright 

Bob Williams

CATERERS: Roster System


David Agnew and Garth Short

CLUB PATRON: Mike Fidler

LIFE MEMBERS: Richard Law, John Butler

David Jackson † Tammy Jackson

Please address all correspondence to:

Hunter Valley Finch Club Inc.
Secretary - Richard Law, 1 Brompton Close, Bolwarra Heights NSW 2023

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Benefits of Becoming a Member

Interested in raising and breeding finches, then you should join our great club. Our members, some of which have been breeding for many years, have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share. If you already have finches or just starting out there is always something new to learn.

We are an active club and take part in a series of events throughout the year.

We hold a very successful bird Expo each year in  October. If your looking for a particular bird this is where you are most likely to find it. Also on offer are many bird related items for the bird fancier. its a great day out  even if you just want to come along to admire all the amazing birds.


Another favourite are our Aviary visits where we get invited to view private aviaries, this is a real treat.

By becoming a member you not only get to enjoy all the outings and events, you also receive our monthly magazine, HUNTER FINCH FANCIER which is filled with some great information and stories.

This magazine is also available to members by email.

Come along to our meetings and enjoy the talks on bird's by experienced breeders. Take the opportunity to meet up with friends you haven't seen for a while or make new ones. Enjoy a cuppa and cake and who knows you may be lucky enough to win one of our raffle prizes.

Membership Fees

Junior (under 17 Years) - $10.

Senior (66+) - $25.

Senior + Partner - $30.

Ordinary - $35.

Family: (Member + Spouse +

Children under 17 years) - $40.


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Calendar of Events

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Monthly Meeting

Friday 2nd February 7.30pm

Shamrock Hill Multipurpose Centre, Ashtonfield

Suzie and Michael will be our presenters. they will be sharing their knowledge and experiences. If you have a favourite next box, small fit out, items or gadgets for helping in construction please feel free to bring them along to add to the discussion.

Meeting followed by a raffle and supper.


Due to the Orange and Gunnedah Birds Expos we have changed meeting times and locations for March and April.

Sunday 10th March 11.30am meeting commences 12.30 pm.

Meeting to be held at Greta Workers Club.

The Bistro opens at 11.30 for lunch. If you order the lunch time menu special is just $13. for members or $15. for non- members. 

Drinks are available for purchase from the Bar. 

Our presenter will be Greg Masters, he is a legendary Diamond Sparrow breeder and he is going to give us some insights on how to keep and breed this magnificent Australian Finch.

Sunday 14th April 11.30am meeting commences at 12.30pm.

Meeting to be held at Greta Workers Club.

The Bistro opens at 11.30 for lunch. If you order the lunch time menu special is just $13. for members or $15. for non- members. 

Drinks are available for purchase from the Bar. 

Presenters TBA

Sunday 27th October 9.30am 

Annual Bird Expo at Maitland Show Ground

our organiser for this event is Richard Law.

Many helpers make this event run smoothly and if you would like to offer your assistant please do not hesitate to contact Richard 0413973842.



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Club Merchandise

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Shirts & Caps

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Stubby / Drink Holders &  Coasters

These vibrant stubby /drink holders are available by ringing Jordan on 0402536104. They can be tailored to your request with your favourite bird. They are  $35.00 each with $5.00 donated back to the Finch Club. Coasters are also available $5.00 each. more images to come.

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Finch Helpful Hints

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Annual Bird Expo 2024



NOTE ACCESS: One way traffic in the Showground. Enter Evans Street and exit Louth Park Rd.

Entry Fee : $3. for all adult participants (including bird vendors) paid at the Showground vehicle entrance off Evans Street. Please have money ready. Children under 12 years Free. 

Expo commences at 9.30am until 1pm.

Trade stalls, seed vendors, BBQ, Coffee Van, soft drinks.

*RAFFLE-  be sure to buy tickets in our raffle we have some amazing prizes.

Benching of Birds: Saturday 14th October, 3pm to 4.30pm sharp

                       Sunday 15th October, 7.30am to 9am sharp



Trade: Michael Byrnes Ph. 0249381540 email.  

Bird Vendors :

Garth Short ph: 0413677307

General Enquiries: Richard Law Ph. 0413973842

Bird Vendor Fee: $1. per bird (min $5.) payable when entering the Bird Expo pavilion.

Maximum of 1vendor plus 1 assistant per site.

To ensure you get a table you can pre-book for an additional $10. let Garth know when booking in you birds. 


1. Bird vendors must be financial members  of a Bird Club affiliated and INSURED with Canary & Cage Birds Federation of Australia Inc.

2. CCBFA Bird Sale Code of Practice will apply - copies on their website and on display at the venue.

3. Current NSW Bird Licence requirements will apply.

4. NO pigeons or poultry.

5. Trade vendors must carry their own Business/Public Liability Insurance and must produce a current Certificate of Currency PRIOR to the sale.



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 Hunter Valley Finch Club Inc.

 The Secretary

Richard Law

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