The NSW Woodworkers Association members include highly skilled professional woodworkers, semi-professionals, and hobbyists – essentially anyone who loves working with wood. We encourage anyone and everyone who shares our passion to join regardless of your skill level. Why?


First and foremost the Association is a community of people invested in the same field, whether professional or not.

Our General Meetings are a great opportunity to catch up with other woodworkers from across the state and listen to hear what exciting things are happening out there. These meetings are held once every two months and can have a host of fascinating speakers from across the industry. Recent speakers include:  David Boucher (furniture maker and restorer currently working in collaboration with Rolls Royce) , Alec Tzannes (architect behind the world”s tallest engineered timber office building), Leon Sadubin (renowned australian furniture maker, designer,sculptor and founder of our organisation), and many more.

The association meets at 7 for 7.30 pm, on the first Monday of every second month: February, April, June, August, October and December. We talk about materials and techniques and exchange clues and news in the relaxed atmosphere of like-minded people sharing skills and knowledge. Visitors and friends are always welcome. and members will often do a show and tell explaining a current project.

Find out more about our next meeting here

Skill Building

If you want to learn a range of skills and techniques our Woodworking Courses are constantly changing and growing.  We aim to provide high quality and engaging courses in woodwork for people of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, if you have an interest in refining your skills it is our aim to help you get what you need while creating a strong community of people with a shared passion.

As a member you get first notification of new upcoming courses and often a substantial discount off course fees. Members get priority access to workshop courses.

Find out more about our upcoming programs here

Our Workshop

We have a fully equipped woodworking workshop available to all members on Wednesdays and Sundays every week. The workshop has a great selection of equipment as well as supervisors on site who can give you assistance on your project. The shop is located in the grounds of the historic Quarantine Reserve at Abbotsford which was where animals brought to Australia were held until proved to be disease free. The grounds are on the shores of the Parramatta River and have barbecue facilities, toilets and grassed areas.

Members enjoy regular get-togethers in our workshop to work on their own projects or just watch other members and learn new skills and ideas. We have competitions within our association as well as competitions between other groups.

Find out more about our workshop here


  • Free access to general meetings
  • First notice of upcoming events and courses
  • Priority access to woodworking courses
  • Substantial discount on course fees
  • Access to our workshop in Abbotsford
  • Access to a great community of woodworkers
  • Supporting all woodwork in NSW!

Becoming a member

Membership application form (download and print)
Rules of the Association
Health and Safety Policy

Life Members Richard Crosland, Phil Lake, Kim Larymore, Leon Sadubin, Richard Vaughan and David Palmer.

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