Faceting Workshops - 2019/20 ..

Marong (Christmas) Workshop

15th - 18th November 2019

Marong Community Hall.

Traralgon Workshop 2020

21st - 24th February 2020

Tandara Caravan Park

Shepparton Workshop 2020

15th - 18th May 2020

Kialla Scout Hall - 7km South of Shepparton.

Horsham Workshop 2020

8th - 10th August 2020

Haven Hall.


Details Available Soon!

(After the next Workshop)

Marong Workshop 2020

20th - 23rd November 2020

Marong Community Hall.


Details Available Soon!

(After the next Workshop)

Faceting Workshop - Shepparton - 15th to 18th May 2020

A typical view of the Shepparton Workshop Venue.

Workshop & Accommodation

The Workshop is held at Kialla Scout Hall, Recreation Dr, Kialla VIC 3631. Enter from Raftery Road, Kialla, just 7 km south of Shepparton along the Goulburn Valley Hwy.  See location on our Home page, or on Google Maps.


BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park (Caravan Park)

7835 Goulburn Hwy, Kialla. 200 metres before Raftery Road.

They may be contacted on (03) 5823 1576 or 1800 356716.


Caravans and Cabins are on site. Please book early as there are limited sites available. Please tell them you are with the V.F.G

A typical display of faceting equipment and accessories.

What to Bring

Bring everything chair, table, adaptors, power board, 10x, head visor, transfer jig, dops, dopping medium, bucket, tissues, rough material and whatever you need for a good weekend’s faceting. Don’t forget your mug for a cuppa.


The Kialla Scout Hall is within easy walking distance from the Caravan Park. Also, there is a cosy wood heater that we'll keep stoked-up if it gets cold, for Workshop attendees to enjoy.


Shepparton Workshop showing people busy cutting gemstones.

Program & Fees

Friday 15th: Arrive and set up 2pm. Faceting until 5.00 pm then an evening session 7pm to 9pm.

Saturday 16th: Start 8 am faceting all day until 5pm, then an evening session 7 pm to 9 pm.

Sunday 17th: Start 8.am faceting until 10.30 am Meeting will start. After meeting continue faceting till 5.00 pm. Evening session 7pm to 9.00 pm.

Monday 18th: Start 8am faceting until 12.00 Noon.


WORKSHOP FEES - We charge a Minimal Fee to attend the workshop.

Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park - General View showing some of their Cabins.

BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park

Main Features

BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park is a family friendly destination located on the main Goulburn Valley Highway. An easy stroll east of the Goulburn River, with a bus stop and bicycle track outside our gate. We are close to SPC Ardmona, Kidstown, Victoria Lake, Emerald Bank, and much more.


Our holiday park is situated just minutes from the Shepparton CBD so you can enjoy the many attractions and local highlights on offer. Alternatively, stay in, relax and take advantage of our great facilities.


Let the kids challenge themselves on our tyre maze, or jump and play on our giant jumping cushion. Soak off the day in our undercover pool area or cook up a storm on our barbecues. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay with us! 

Learn More

BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park offers a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere for your next getaway. We have a variety of accommodation to suit all travellers and combined with friendly staff and great facilities, we have no doubt you will create some great memories with us.

Fully Appointed Cabins

The Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park - Cabins for accommodation.

We have a variety of accommodation to suit all travellers and combined with friendly staff and great facilities, we have no doubt you will create some great memories with us.

Powered Sites

Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park - Caravan Site.

We offer a variety of grassed powered sites with sullage for your camping or caravanning needs. Your furry friend is welcome to stay too as all sites are pet friendly.

BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park


Check out this great video

Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Information Logo.

Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre, located at 33 Nixon Street, Shepparton, is your first stop for information on things to see and do and where to stay while in Greater Shepparton. Providing quality information and brochures on accommodation, attractions, events and activities, the friendly staff and volunteers have the expert knowledge to make your stay in the region a memorable one.


Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre
33 Nixon Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630 Australia

Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre viewed from the street.

Much more than maps and information...

The Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre is your first stop for information on things to see and do and where to stay while in Greater Shepparton. Our friendly staff and volunteers have the expert knowledge to make your stay in the region a memorable one.


Open: 9.00am to 5.00pm everyday except Christmas Day.


Telephone Enquiries: 1800 808 839 (Toll-free within Australia) or +61-3-5832 9330 (outside Australia)


Email: info@visitshepparton.com.au

Faceting Workshops

About Our Workshops

A typical Workshop with many members bringing their faceting machines to use.

The Victorian Facetors’ Group promotes the faceting of natural and man-made gemstones and the enjoyment of this hobby.


Whether you are a member of a gem club or not, or an old hand or even a novice, we will help take your faceting skills to the next level.

Locations

A cut and polished Citrine.

Our Group meets four times a year in different locations across Victoria running four-day Faceting Workshops.


The object is to give as many members as possible the chance to attend a workshop and get together with like-minded facetors in a very supportive and welcoming environment.



Workshop Dates

Polishing the Table of a gemstone on a polishing lap.

Faceting Workshops are usually held as follows:

3rd Weekend February

3rd Weekend May

2nd Weekend August

3rd Weekend November

Full details and what we do are published in our quarterly Newsletter.

What We Do

Polishing the pavilion of a gemstone.

Bring your own faceting machine and divide your time between faceting, and sharing advice, and participating in some friendly discussion sessions. Or just call in for a coffee.


Perhaps contemplating the purchase of your first faceting machine?

We usually have a variety of models in operation so you can compare them and chat with the owners.

Learning Skills

Inspecting a polished facet with a 10X hand loupe.

There are always experienced people

on hand if you need help – And it is

always willingly provided.  When you facet a stone from a piece of gem material, there is always something new to learn.


Expand your Interest in Faceting

Our Workshops are designed for people of all ages, and for any level of skill in a most friendly environment.

Visitors Welcome

A pair of faceted stones suitable for earrings.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to any of our Workshops, and may attend for the entire four days or you may prefer to just come and visit for a few hours or even a couple of days.


Read up about one of our recent workshops in this article called Another Successful Workshop. Written by one of our newer members, who was so excited, decided to add it to our Blog-News for others to read.