Canberra branch Contact the Canberra branch for information about activities in the ACT

About the Canberra Branch

Anthroposophical activity in the ACT and surrounding region is centred in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. There is a small  but active local scene centred around study groups, festivals, special events and supporting local initiatives such as biodynamic composting and gardening, therapies, and Orana Steiner School.

Newsletters for members and friends sent to those on the mailing list every two months. You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter here and contact the committee if you wish to become more involved or apply for membership.

You can download the January 2023 Newsletter here.

Canberra Branch committee

Canberra Branch Co-ordinator
Committee business & general enquiries

Hannah Semler
Phone: 02 0402 782 632

Membership enquiries
School of Spiritual Science enquiries

Louise Pilon
Marilyn Lewis

Committee members 

Louise Pilon
Terry Flynn
Riitta Korpinen
Elaine Goodman

Postal Contact

Branch Co-ordinator
Hannah Semler
12 Collicott Cct
Macquarie ACT 2614

Branch Activities


Download the latest January newsletter.

Study groups
There are various anthroposophical study groups initiated and coordinated by members and friends held in private homes or in community venues.

Thursday reading and study of various texts
Morning group in Spence: please contact Paul Harris.
Evening group in Queanbeyaan: please contact Vince Flynn.

EduCareDo Anthroposophical Studies
A local group is following the foundation course and other on-line course of the EduCareDo distance programs on offer. The group meets to share ideas and discuss progress of study. Please contact Petra Cram or ring 0434469148.

School of Spiritual Science
The School of Spiritual Science has three Class Holders in the Canberra Region with Class lessons generally held monthly. After the lesson there are opportunities for contributions, dialogue and sharing of research. Class intensives involving presentations and artistic activity are also usually held twice a year.

Blue card required.

Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon: 11am on the 3rd Sunday of the month
Marilyn Lewis (private home): 8am on Tuesdays monthly (dates to be confirmed).

For more information
Marilyn Lewis or phone 02 62881495
Paul Healy
Louise Pilon

Other Activities

The Christian Community
The Christian Community also has a vibrant presence as an affiliated community. There are weekly services and public talks and activities held in the Chapel in Hackett. Please Please contact Julie Sedgmen for general enquiries.  

Bio-dynamic gardening
Seasonal composting and harvesting in local gardens. For information and to participate, contact Rosie Outhred  or Vivien Hillman 

Weston Creek Community Orchard working bees
3rd Sunday of each month 10am -2pm. For enquiries contact Chris Boswell

The Canberra Branch holds a library of publications that include those of Rudolf Steiner and other authors. Catalogues of the collection are available and members can borrow books and other media on request. The service is free for members, $20 per loan by non-members. 

We welcome anyone interested in helping to manage the collection. The library is currently located in the home of Marilyn Lewis in Fisher. Members and Friends are able to borrow texts or to access the library by contacting Marilyn Lewis.


The Canberra Branch acknowledges the land of the Ngunnawal and pay tribute to the generations who continue as custodians of this place.