About Us

Club Overview

The Australian Capital Territory Scale Modellers Society (ACTSMS) was formed in 1972 and caters for members who collect or build “scale” models. Associated with this is the basic improvement of members’ modelling skills and techniques.

The society’s charter caters for all ages and skill levels, with our major aim being the promotion of the hobby and improving the modelling standards of society members. To this end we hold regular workshops and discussions on skills and techniques at our monthly meetings.

We typically meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Hellenic Club in Woden – but do please check the Calendar as days/locations can vary a bit!

Meetings start at 7.30 PM, but many members choose to arrive earlier to have dinner and socialise before the meeting.

An average meeting normally involves: society business, tea break, the night’s planned activity, the model competition and a raffle. While we endeavour to keep the society business part of the meeting as short as possible, it is important as it informs all in attendance of what is coming up, and allows members to share any news and rumours of relevance to modelling. Given that an average of 70 to 80 per cent of our members show up at each of our meetings we feel that this format has proven to be a successful one.

We continue to have tables set up for reference material, work in progress and new kits and products. We encourage all our members to support this concept and bring along your books and model kits – made or unmade! It is especially good to see models as they progress to completion as well as those new kits that you cannot get a look at in the shops because they are wrapped in plastic.

We try to keep our Calendar up to date on this site so you can easily see what’s planned for our meetings.


As of 2020 we have introduced a new membership scheme which offers one, two or three year memberships.

One year membership:

  • Adult – $50.00
  • Junior – Free (if accompanied by an adult)
  • Family – $50.00

Two year membership:

  • Adult – $95.00
  • Junior – Free (if accompanied by an adult)
  • Family – $95.00

Three year membership:

  • Adult – $140.00
  • Junior – Free (if accompanied by an adult)
  • Family – $140.00

To join the Society, simply rock up to one of our monthly meetings and approach the Treasurer! They will happily relieve you of your hard-earned dollars and welcome you to the fold 🙂

Admission to our monthly meetings is free, and we encourage members to bring visitors with them in the hope that they may also wish to join our society and share in the benefits that membership brings.

Members: You can print your own name-badge to wear at society meetings with this Powerpoint template: members-name-tag-template (also available as a PDF).