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The Association has its own premises consisting of a well appointed lecture room and extremely well equipped laboratory and extensive library. Membership comprises a good cross section of gemmologists, geologists, jewellers, valuers and gem enthusiasts.

The Association rooms are situated in Claremont conveniently close to Swanbourne Railway Station, with ample car parking for those wishing to drive. Courses conducted include the GAA Diploma in Gemmology. The Association conducts monthly General Meetings at which Guest Speakers share their knowledge with members.

The state newsletter Gem News is emailed to members and the official journal of The Gemmological Association of Australia, The Australian Gemmologist, is posted to members biannually. From time to time special seminars are conducted with visiting gemmologists. The Laboratory is available to members at specified times.