Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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Who Are We?

The Illawarra Plastic Modellers' Association (IPMA) was formed in 1983 by a small group of enthusiastic modellers wanting a place to "talk plastic" with likeminded souls.

Today we remain a small group whose interests cover the entire range of plastic scale modelling, whether it be plastic scale kits of aircraft, cars, armour and military vehicles, ships, figures, science fiction and scratch building. We welcome modellers of all levels from juniors to experts and some of our work can be seen at the links on the Gallery page.

Our membership is open to anyone of any age with an interest in anything miniature who enjoys a club spirit where knowledge, skill and encouragement is always shared.  We have members who travel from Sydney and as far south as Nowra so if you're in the Illawarra, Sydney, Southern Highlands' or the Shoalhaven come along and meet us.

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Club Meetings

We hold monthly meetings to display and discuss our latest projects.

The meetings are very informal with the official business kept to a minimum. Members and visitors  are encouraged bring in their latest projects for others to inspect.

Each meeting also includes an informal swap and sell where members and visitors can bring those unwanted kits, books and modelling bits and pieces to get rid of.

Demonstrations of the different aspects of modelling, quizzes and regular club competitions are held during the year.

The club is also hosts the annual NSW Scale Model Competition and Show (for more details see the NSW Scale Model Show page)

If you would like to come along just turn up on the day or contact Darren Dickerson for more information.

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Meeting Details


We meet (usually) on the first Saturday of the month at 12.30pm. But check below for exact meeting dates.

At the Community Room at Stockland Shellharbour (South of Wollongong) N.S.W. Australia.

For those who know Stockland Shellharbour, the best parking is in the car park adjacent to the Shellharbour Council Chambers.


The community room (marked the red dot) is located on the plaza level of the shopping centre. That's the level above the food court

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Also check out our Facebook Page if you have any questions
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2017 Meeting Dates and Events

Month Date  What's coming up
January 6th  
February 3rd Club Competition and Raffle
March 3rd Meeting
April 7th Club Competition and Raffle
May 6th & 7th NSW Scale Model Competition and Show
June 3rd Voting for IPMA Club Trophies
July 1st AGM, Club Competition and Raffle
August 5th  
September 2nd Club Competition and Raffle
October 7th  
November 4th Club Competition and Raffle
December 2nd  

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Club Fees

Adult $50 per year
Senior / Pensioner $25
Junior (under 16)  Free

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