Welcome to
The Victorian Beer Label Collectors Society's Website

The Victorian Beer Label Collectors' Society was formed in 1972 by a group of enthusiastic collectors of beer labels. The Society holds meetings every two months (second Sunday, even months) and publishes a magazine which is distributed every odd month.

The Society endeavours to acquire sufficient new label issues from Australian breweries so that all members can receive the latest labels and to do this, the Society is most grateful to the Australian breweries.

For all Website, Beer label and Membership inquiries please Email inquiries@vblcs.com



2023 Meetings


2023 Meeting dates at the North Fitzroy Bowls Club in Melbourne.

Sundays 12.00 – 2.00pm

12th February
16th April
11th June [AGM]
13th August
8th October
10th December [Xmas greetings]



Dear VBLCS Members,

As you are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this evolving health emergency. Our Government is closely monitoring the latest developments and are committed to providing you timely updates. Please remember we are here to help our members.

We will continue to follow the official Australian Government advice to guide our actions. This is so we can ensure the safety, health and welfare of our members and others whom we interact. As a result, we have implemented precautions and actions to prioritise everyone’s wellbeing whilst managing VBLCS activities. This includes restricting face-to-face interactions in majority of instances and practicing safe distance processes.

Whilst not intended, this may cause some disruption to the way you normally liaise with friends and members at our meetings and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. Please be assured that we remain committed to conducting meetings and making labels available as usual and delivering the best outcomes for you.

As circumstances continue to evolve, we will update our approach to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our members.

As a result our VBLCS meetings at the Carlton Brewhouse in Melbourne from 12th April 2020 have been postponed.

Further communication will be sent regarding our AGM on 14 June.

These developments will not affect the mailing of our VBLCS News.

Thank you for your patience as we work together through this.

Kind Regards,
Rob Greenaway
President VBLCS on behalf of your Committee

New Northern Territory beer label found


A new label from Port Darwin, dating from the 1890's has been found. The beer looks to have been brewed at Feldsloch brewery overseas, and bottled in Port Darwin. If anyone has more information on this label or brewery please send us an email.

New Website


Welcome to the new VBLCS Website.
We are Currently working on the website and it should fully fucntional in a few weeks.

Australian Beer Label Annual Vol. 1 2010


Beer history in Australia is often told through the written word and seldom illustrated. By attempting to present all beer labels from one year (2010), this 240 page book gives a factual and historical view of what beers Australians are drinking. It also shows the cultural and changing beer tastes of Australians. When your mates ask you what is your favourite Aussie beer, this book can make you look like a expert! With over 118 Australian breweries represented this is a must have reference/resource.
RRP $39.95