Historical Fencing Australia is an incorporated not for profit organisation registered initially in South Australia, but now recognised Australia wide.
As such we are bound by a constitution which defines our basic procedures and structure. A copy of this constitution can be found below:
Member Protection Policy
While Historical Fencing Australia does not have individual members as such, there may be times when individuals shall undertake activities on behalf of HFA. At such times the following member protection policy applies.
MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY
HFA expects all member and affiliate clubs to take reasonable precautions insofar as safety are concerned. While Historical Fencing is generally safe, it is important to remember it is a martial art in which we use steel weapons. As such we expect HFA event, activities, and participants to abide by the following safe operating procedures.
In certain states (VIC) the ownership of swords is more strictly regulated than other areas. The activities of HFA and its affiliates are considered exempt from sword ownership restrictions under the General Exemption for Sword Ownership, in the same way that modern sport fencing is.
The General Exemption is linked below, showing the responsibilities of fencers and clubs.
For more information on this topic see our ADVOCACY PAGE