Fostering an appreciation of wood and all aspects of working with wood

Update: Wednesday 22 September

Due to a limited easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Ballarat, the doors at Hut 11 are open again, subject to the following COVID Safe settings…

Current COVID Safe rules at Hut 11

Fully vaccinated

Members must have received their second dosage of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to be admitted entry.

Social distancing

Members must maintain social distancing wherever possible.

Face masks

Those who do attend must wear masks whilst in the rooms. This is a legal requirement and is not optional.  If you won’t wear a mask, don’t come as you will be refused entry.

Maximum of 20 persons

We are strictly limited to a capacity of 20 Members, on a first-come, best-dressed basis.

A sign-in book at the front door allows the first 20 Members to enter, thereafter no-one else can enter until someone leaves. We cannot think of any fairer option at this stage other that “First come, best dressed”, and apologise in advance for any Member who may be unable to enter due to numbers. Stay safe and wash your hands!

Latest news

Welcome to the new Woodies’ website!

We are very proud to show off our brand new website here at This has been the work of a few months during the COVID-19 lockdown, and we have some exciting new features coming very soon, particularly for financial Members of the Guild. Stay tuned!

Make your own sawdust!

You can join the Woodies. Contact the Secretary, Erika at

Come and have a cuppa and a chat.