2017 Bead Retreat

Each January the BSV hold a retreat for members only. It's a fantastic long weekend away, beading, relaxing and being catered for. We always have lots of fun. If you are not a member, it might be time to join now.

Thursday 19th January until 4 pm Sunday 22nd January 2017

The 2017 retreat will once again be held at: 

University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC, 3052. MELWAY REF: 2B - C3


Check in commences at 4 pm Thursday

Details for accommodation options, day attendance and all workshops are available to view now. 
They will also be provided in the next Connect due out late September/October 2016.

*See options and dates
Be quick to register for your choice as many of the accommodation and workshops often book out quickly and places are limited. Member staying for the full three days do receive first preference, so book in soon.
  • Saturday September 17th: ONLY Full three night accommodation bookings taken from this date. The first workshop bookings are only available to members booking this option.
  • Saturday September 24th: Two and one night accommodation bookings commence, with workshop bookings also available. 
The vacancies shown in the one and two day options may vary according to the total number of rooms available overall. If you have any queries, please email: workshop@beadsociety.com.au for more information.
  • October 1st: Daily attendees may now book daily Retreat visits and make workshop bookings if vacancies exist.

NOTE: One or two day stays would normally commence on a Thursday or Friday evening starting with dinner, but may be extended to include an earlier day attendance too.

Contact us if you are not sure and wish to arrive earlier in the day to participate in a workshop, before you commence your accommodation stay. An additional daily attendance fee may apply. All members who are registering for accommodation options have already had a daily facility fee included in their payment.

A printable reminder of all the workshops for your records.

There is a maximum total limit of up to THREE workshops permitted per member. If you book more than three, you may have one cancelled without consultation, and it might not be the one you prefer.

Do not book any workshops unless you have also booked an attendance/accommodation option. The daily attendance rate is inclusive of a facility use fee which includes your lunch automatically. You may wish to tick the dinner box, if you'd like to extend your daily outing. Choose the option that you prefer.

Please book your accommodation and up to three half day sessions at the same time if possible.
Refer to this "Step by Step" guide on how to book and pay together in the one transaction. 

If you choose the accommodation deposit option available only to three and two day attendees, you will then have a manual invoice prepared for you so the balance can be paid by 4th December 2016.

Cancellations and changes to workshops can be made up until 4th December 2016, however all cancellations will incur a $10 administration fee. There is no refund for cancellations made after this date as final bookings will have been confirmed with the University and tutors.

Late bookings may be accepted if class vacancies exist, but kits may be subject to availability if booked late.

If minimum numbers are not achieved, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop and will refund all monies paid.

More details on what happens at the Retreat.

Online bookings are highly recommended as this will expedite all bookings, minimising the administration workload for coordinators. You will receive updates on any special arrangements closer to the date of the Retreat if necessary.

If you are unable to complete your booking online, please email info@beadsociety.com.au and we will email, or mail you an application form for a manual payment. This will take a little longer though and preference cannot be given over online bookings. Administrative manual bookings will not be done until approximately three to five days after the opening dates for each event. There will be a time lapse between mail arriving and being processed.


Novice - no beading experience

Beginner - basic knowledge of some beading techniques

Intermediate - some knowledge of the techniques being taught

Advanced - solid knowledge of multiple beading techniques


Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

PO Box 5312, Pinewood, VIC 3149
Phone: 0420 200 727

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