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Once you have decided to give Retrieving a go, the best thing you can do to get involved is join a club that hosts Retrieving events. Retrieving clubs (and participating Breed clubs), exist to run trials and training activities and encourage participation. There are several good reasons for joining a club. The first is that you will be personally notified about important coming events (that are not always advertised), and importantly, you will gain access to a network of knowledgeable experienced triallers who are usually very willing to help newcomers to learn about the sport and secrets for success. Retrieving is a small sport in Australia in terms of numbers of participants, so it's a good thing to get behind clubs that keep it going. Membership fees are usually very reasonable, so many people often support more than one club after they have become involved.

Below is a list of active clubs in your state who would be delighted to hear from you...

 

Australian Capital Territory

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: DOGS ACT
Contact: PO Box 815 Dickson ACT 2602
Phone: (02) 6241 4404
Email: admin@dogsact.org.au
Website: http://www.dogsact.org.au/
Events: ACT State Retrieving Trial Championship
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: ACT Gundog Society Inc.
Contact: - Lara Sedgmen
Phone: - 0405 345 237
Email: - ACTGundogs@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActGundogSociety
Website: http://oz.dogs.net.au/actgundogsociety/

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New South Wales

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: DOGS NSW
Contact: PO Box 632 St Marys NSW 1790
Phone: (02) 9834 3022
Fax: (02) 9834 3872
Email: info@dogsnsw.org.au
Website: http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/
Activities: NSW State Retrieving Trial Championship
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: Working Gundog Club Inc.
Contact: Penny Angel (Secretary)
Phone: 0487 950 228
Email: pennyagl@gmail.com
Website: WGC Page
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Beginner Tests
Club: Golden Retriever Club NSW
Contact: Debra Stubbings
Phone: 0414 761 870
Email: dstubbings@bluebreeze.com.au
Website: http://grcnsw.org.au
Activities: Retrieving Trials (special events), RATG
Club: The Gundog Society Inc.
Contact: Peter Serle
Phone: 0412 361 743
Email: psgee@optusnet.com.au
Website: https://www.facebook.com/GunDogSociety
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Obedience Trials
Club: Labrador Club Retriever Club of NSW
Contact: Jeff Griffiths (Trials Manager)
Phone: 02 4753 6637
Email: threedogs58@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.labradorclubnsw.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG
Club: United Retriever Club of NSW
Contact: Sandra Goldsmith (Secretary)
Phone: (02) 9630 8482
Email:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/URCNSW/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG
RETRIEVING TRAINING CLUBS
Club: Blacktown Kennel & Training Club.
Contact: Peter Betteridge (Trainer)
Phone: 0408 446 390
Email: aatennis@hotmail.com
Website: Information
Activities: Beginner to Intermediate training for Retrieving and RATG.

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Northern Territory

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: DOGS NT
Contact: PO Box 37521 Winnellie NT 0821
Phone: Phone: (08) 8984 3570
Fax: Fax: (08) 8984 3409
Email: admin@dogsnt.com.au
Website: http://www.dogsnt.com.au/
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: Palmerston Gundog Club
Contact: Merrilyn Robb
Phone: 8988 6084 or 0411 297 692
Email: mdr@live.com.au
Website: http://k9territory.com/pgc/
Activities: Retrieving training – arranged during the late wet thru dry season

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Queensland

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: Dogs Queensland
Contact: PO Box 495 Fortitude Valley Qld 4006
Phone: (07) 3252 2661
Fax: (07) 3252 3864
Email: dogsqld@powerup.com.au
Website: http://www.cccq.org.au/
Activities: QLD State Retrieving Trial Championships
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: Field and Retrieving Association For Gundogs Inc.
Contact: Geoff Dawson
Phone: (07) 3886 6367
Email: geoff.jan.dawson@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.fraginc.net/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Utility Field Trials
Club: Labrador Retriever Club of Queensland Inc.
Contact: Margaret Wedgwood
Phone: 0417 606 214
Email: tenarda@iprimus.com.au
Website: http://www.labradorclubqld.com
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Retrieving Sweepstakes
Club: Queensland Gundog Association.
Contact: Rosalynn Casabella
Phone:
Email: QldGundog@gmail.com
Website: http://www.qldgundogassoc.net/
Activities: Occasional - Retrieving Trials, RATG.
Club: Wide Bay Working Gundog Club Inc. (Bundaberg)
Contact: Wendy Michalk (Secretary)
Phone: (07) 4152 2362
Email: jagacey@hotmail.com
Website: http://widebaygundogs.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Utility Field Trials, Spaniel & Retriever Field Trials

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South Australia

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: DOGS SA
Contact: PO Box 844 Prospect East SA 5082
Phone: (08) 8349 4797
Fax: (08) 8262 5751
Email: info@dogssa.com.au
Website: http://www.dogssa.com.au
Activities: SA State Championship Retrieving Trial
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of SA
Contact: Cheryl Billett (Secretary)
Phone: (08) 8388 8050
Email: secretary@gspclubsa.com
Website: http://www.gspclubsa.weebly.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: Golden Retriever Club
Contact: Jan Williams (Secretary)
Phone: (08)  8298 3198
Email: secretarygrcsa@virginbroadband.com.au
Website: http://www.grcsa.org.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: Gundog Club of South Australia
Contact: Monica McCaffery (Secretary)
Phone: (08) 8388-3562
Email: shevington@internode.on.net
Website: http://www.gundogclubofsa.org.au
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Beginner Tests
Club: Retrieving And Field Trials Club Of SA Inc
Contact: PO Box 241, Meningie, SA 5264
Phone: 0407 374 913
Email: tmbakkeland@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.raftcosa.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Field Trials
Club: South Australian Labrador Retriever Club Inc.
Contact: Chevaun Haseldine (Secretary)
Phone: 0402 913 806
Email: chevaun.haseldine@flinders.edu.au
Website: http://www.salabclub.com.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials

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Tasmania

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: Dogs Tasmania
Contact: The Rothman Building PO Box 116 Glenorchy Tas 7010
Phone: (03) 6272 9443
Email: tca@iprimus.com.au
Website: http://www.tasdogs.com/
Activities: TAS State Championship Retrieving Trial
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: Gundog Club of Tasmania
Contact: Margaret Littlejohn  (Trial Secretary)
Phone: (03) 6381 5150
Snail mail: 4 Bridge Street, Ross, TAS, 7209
Website: n/a
Activities: No retrieving trials presently listed. 
Club: Tasmanian Gundog Trial Association Inc.
Contact: Sue Axton (Trial Secretary)
Phone: 0408 918 388
Snail mail:
Website: n/a
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Training Days

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Victoria

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: DOGS VICTORIA
Contact: Locked Bag K9 Cranbourne VIC 3977
Phone: (03)9788 2500
Email: office@dogsvictoria.org.au
Website: http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Club: Central Highlands Working Gundog Club Inc.
Contact: Wendy Davis (Secretary)
Phone: 0408 364 172
Email: beregan@bigpond.com
Website: n/a
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: Club L'Epagneul Breton Inc.
(sponsoring the Brittany breed)
Contact: Alex Jevric (Secretary)
Phone: 0428 998 808
Email: ajevric@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.clubbreton.com.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Field Trials
Club: English Springer Spaniel Club Of Victoria
Contact: Caitlin Ryan (Secretary)
Phone: 0428 998 808
Email: enquiries@cdog.oldbluey.co.uk
Website: http://www.englishspringer.com.au/
Activities: RATG
Club: Flat Coated Retriever Association Of Victoria
Contact: Rhonda Williams (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 9803 5678
Email: injitali@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.flatcoated.org.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: German Shorthaired Pointer Club Of Victoria
Contact: Vicki Thomas (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5942 5648
Email: inka_line@bigpond.com.au
Website: http://www.gspclubvic.net/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Beginners Tests, Field Trials
Club: Gippsland Retrieving Club
Contact: Greg Playdon
Phone: 0418 369 920
Email: via the club website
Website: https://gippslandretrievingclub.teamapp.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Training Days
Club: Gippsland Obedience Club
Contact: Jamie Pendle (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5134 2807
Email: n/a
Website: http://www.gippslandobedience.com/
Activities: RATG
Club: Golden Retriever Club Of Victoria
Contact: Kim Houlden (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5978 6844
Email: secretary@grcv.org.au
Website: http://www.grcv.org.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: Irish Water Spaniel Club Of Victoria
Contact: Lesley Dell (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5346 1437
Email: n/a
Website: n/a
Activities: Retrieving
Club: Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria Inc.
Contact: Kate Eltringham (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 9379 8783
Email: secretary@labvic.org.au
Website: http://www.labvic.org.au/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG
Club: Victorian Gundog Club Inc.
Contact: Rachel Greaves (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5368 7211
Email: wrangham@harboursat.com.au
Website: www.victoriangundogclub.com
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Field Trials
Club: Weimaraner Club Of Victoria
Contact: Dianne Brown (Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5134 4157 or 0403 863927
Email: secretary@weimaranervic.com
Website: http://www.weimaranervic.com/
Activities: RATG

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Western Australia

STATE CONTROLLING BODY
Association: Dogs West
Contact: PO Box 1404 Canning Vale WA 6970
Phone: (08) 9455 1188
Fax: (08) 9455 1190
Email: k9@cawa.asn.au
Website: http://www.dogswest.com
Activities: WA State Championships
RETRIEVING CLUBS
Event ANRTC
Organiser: Dogs West - Australian National Retrieving Trial Committee
Contact: Mrs Catherine Thorburn
Phone: (08) 9309 4703
Email: catherine58@iprimus.com.au
Activities: Retrieving Trials
Club: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of WA Inc.
Contact: Mrs Anne Whitehead
Phone: 0402 145507
Email: whiteheadanne@telstra.com.au
Website: http://www.gspclubwa.net/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Utility Field Trials, Retrieving Training, Beginners Tests
Club: Golden Retriever Club of WA
Contact: Louise Adams (Retrieving Trials Manager)
Phone:
Email: lou705@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.grcwa.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Confirmation.
Club: Gun Dog Club of WA Inc.
Contact: Colin & Maggie Hankinson (Retrieving & Obedience/Rally Trails Manager)
Phone: 08 9399 6564
Email: gdcwatrial@gmail.com
Website: http://gundogclubwa.com
Activities: Retrieving Trials, Obedience.
Club: Irish Setter Club of WA
Contact: Diane Burrows
Phone: 0402 763 365
Email: didi_burrows@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.iscwa.com/
Activities: Field Trials (Probationary)
Club: Labrador Retriever Club of WA
Contact: Linda Foster
Contact: 103 Verna Street, GOSNELLS 6110
Phone: (08) 9398 9757
Email: caranthar@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.labradorclubofwa.com/
Activities: Retrieving Trials…
Club: Retrieving Club of WA Inc.
Contact: Heather Ellis (President)
Phone: 08 9295 2474
Email: ellishea@yahoo.com.au
Website: http://www.retrievingclubofwa.com
Activities: Retrieving Trials, RATG, Training days.
Club: United Field Trial Club of WA
Contact: Eleanor Johnson
Contact: 4 Dellavanzo Street, Maddington. WA  6109
Phone: 0411 966 901
Email: elysbrits@iinet.net.au
Website: n/a
Activities: Field Trial (Probationary)

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