The ARA is there to support re-enactors to enjoy their hobby whether you are:
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 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 supports the Common Interests of re-enactors but it does not dictate to them how to enjoy their hobby.
We are here to help you and your group and to foster safety, conduct and other common standards for the re-enactors we represent.
Historical Re-enactors enjoy activities such as recreating artefacts, details, events or settings from an historical period as a recreational pursuit.
The following links offer more information abut what the ARA does:
For new memberships and renewals please use the forms on this page here.
We aim to process your renweal within 7 days. New memberships make take a little longer.
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.
All photos in the gallery have been supplied by a variety of ARA members. It demonstrates the diversity of historic re-enactment in Australia.