Why You Should Join the ARA

The ARA is there to support re-enactors to enjoy their hobby whether you are:


          • a veteran re-enactor
          • a member of a well established or long running re-enactment group
          • new to re-enacting or 
          • are doing reenacting with a number of different groups

The ARA provides services such as public liability insurance for a wide range of re-enactment activities to help support independent groups and individuals to pursue their unique re-enactment interests in the manner that best suits each individual and group.


The ARA also acts to represent members’ interests in areas such as legislation that affects re-enactment activities.


The ARA offers members, event organisers and the public, advice and guidance on such things as performance and display safety and the reasonable presentation of historical accuracy in recreational re-enactment activities.


The following links offer more information abut what the ARA does:

About the ARA



What is a Historical Re-enactor? 

Historical Re-enactors enjoy activities such as recreating artefacts, details, events or settings from an historical period as a recreational pursuit.


This is often conducted by costumed re-enactors as part of public performances for commemorative events, historic anniversaries, community festivals, museums, educational displays, or for private gatherings of member groups who wish to immerse themselves in history.


What's best about the ARA?

The ARA supports the Common Interests of re-enactors but it does not dictate to them how to enjoy their hobby.

You do your hobby your way.