The Sydney Woodcarving Group is a club for people in and around Sydney, Australia, who pursue wood carving as an interest. We meet regularly in a spirit of friendship and are willing and eager to share our knowledge, techniques and skills with others.

Dave whittling watched by a member

Our meetings

We currently have four meeting locations in and around the Sydney area:

Meeting times vary from from all-day Saturdays to weekday evenings, allowing choice for members. Each group owns, or has access to useful heavy and expensive equipment which for most members may be too bulky or expensive to use at home. Such equipment would typically include Bandsaws, Scrollsaws and Pyrography units.

What we do

Our members are mostly amateurs although some will sell an occasional creation, or find the time to teach skills professionally, either privately or in small groups.

In addition to the opportunity of hands-on practice of our wood carving interests, much of the activity at club meetings relates to sharing and giving mutual assistance. From time to time, we invite guests who may or may not be group members, to speak on and demonstrate subjects of general interest.

The group exhibits regularly at local shows, fairs and open-days.


Newcomers are always welcome to attend a meeting!

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in woodcarving no matter what your experience, skill or ability. We welcome people with physical disability.

More On The Sydney Woodcarving Group

We are a registered not-for-profit organisation tasked to promote the art and craft of Woodcarving . The Group is administered by a Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting held in August each year. The Committee generally meets every two months.

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See also our Aims and Objectives page for more specific information on our group.