The Finch Societyof Australia, for more than 50 years standing includes the Wollongong, Hawkesbury and Hunter Valley branches. Monthly meetings consist of the usual society business followed by either an address from guest speaker or a talk from local finch breeders or video or slide night or demonstration or just a members forum whereby we try to sort out new members problems and those of members too!! Worming methods, feeding, breeding and designing aviaries are but a few of the more popular topics. There is also a very good raffle at each meeting plus a giant Christmas raffle with terrific prizes.
The Branches publish their own newsletters that are distributed to all members by mail. The newsletters contain the Minutes of previous meetings, articles on all aspects of the keeping and breeding of finches, reports from all the branches, when and what's happening within the society plus more. Some of the publications also include a "Bird Trader" free service andavailable to all members wanting to place an add to buy, sell or swap birds or bird related products.