News and Events

GAA Open House

Posted on 2nd August, 2018


You're invited to GAA House to view the largest fluorescent mineral display in the Southern Hemisphere. 


It contains minerals from all over the world with many originally housed in the museum of Victoria. It goes through a sequence of white, SW and then LW to display the fluorescent properties. GAA House also houses an extensive mineral collection through out the building.

Members of the last IMA conference in Melbourne attended the opening of the display and were extremely impressed!

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New Awards for Distinguished GAA Service

Posted on 9th March, 2016

The Federal Council of the GAA has initiated a new award to provide recognition to the many volunteers that support the GAA at State Division Level.

Resolution of the Federal Council

Distinguished Service Award Application Form

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72nd GAA Annual Conference 2018

Posted on 7th December, 2015

The  72nd GAA Federal Conference  is currently underway.

The Members Conference is for all members of the GAA and will be hosted by the Tasmanian Division. Activities  include Workshops, seminars, and  the opportunity to  participate in fossicking and social activities.


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GAA is an RTO

Posted on 7th March, 2013

The Gemmological Association of Australia trading as Gem Ed is a Registered Training Organisation delivering in  all States and if desired in New Zealand. RTO Provider No. 40511.

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Geoff Tombs Research Fund

Posted on 27th March, 2012

Geoffrey Tombs Research Fund

The Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) is very proud to offer the Geoffrey Tombs Research Fund. It was established in 2004 with an initial grant from the GAA Federal Council, with continuing contributions from the GAA endorsed Gem Studies Laboratory (GSL), in memory of the remarkable contribution Geoff Tombs made to the gem and jewellery industry. Geoff was always interested in research and the furthering of education within the industry.  He was Patron and Honorary Life Member of the GAA and was awarded Member of the Order of Australia.

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