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 June 2024 Newsletter here.

Canberra Branch committee

Canberra Branch Contact

Tim Bourke

Membership enquiries
School of Spiritual Science enquiries

Louise Pilon
Marilyn Lewis

Committee members 

Louise Pilon
Terry Flynn
Riitta Korpinen
Elaine Goodman


Branch Activities


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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 Theresa Flynn 
Evening group in Queanbeyan: please contact Vince Flynn.

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 announced in advance).

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 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. The  collection is available to members and friends to borrow books and other media. Please contact Marilyn Lewis.. The service is free for members, $20 per loan by non-members.

A catalogue of the collection is available here

We welcome anyone interested in helping to manage the collection. The library is currently located in the home of Marilyn Lewis in Fisher.  


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