Western Martial Academies of Australia is a non-profit community organisation that was started to replace and improve on the previous Australian Historical Swordplay Federation.
All WMAA Member organisations are expected to abide by all laws applicable to their location and abide to the WMAA Code of Practice. In particular organisations in Victoria or member of WMAA groups travelling to the State of Victoria are required to abide by the restrictions as detailed in the Control of Weapons Act 1990 and all later amendments.
These organisations are split into two categories.
WMAA Accredited members are organisations that have committed to uphold the WMAA Code of Practice and work towards a standardised national competency framework and Grading Scheme.
These members are currently required to covered by Public Liability insurance, gives students the opportunity to participate in WMAA grading and represent HEMA in atleast one public event each year. They are also required to provide WMAA a copy of their most current membership lists, first aid plan, training strategy, an example Syllabus and example lesson plan.
These requirements are reviewed and amended on an annual basis by the WMAA Accredited members prior to the AGM to be ratified.
Full Members currently include (in alphabetical order)
- Adelaide Sword Academy (SA)
- Fitzroy College of Arms (VIC)
- Glen Lachlann Estate College of Arms (VIC)
- Melbourne Swordplay Guild -Camberwell (VIC)
- Melbourne Swordplay Guild – Footscray (VIC)
Affiliated Member Organisations
WMAA Affiliated Members are represented by organisations that are committed to abide by the WMAA Code of Practices.
These members are required to provide a current list of their members (and to update as required) and accept requests from WMAA to allow observers to events or classes.
Affiliated Members currrently include
WMAA does not accept applications for individual members but represents organisations that share a common vision for HEMA in Australia. Individual members are typically representatives of Accredited or Affiliated Member Organisations, or these representatives that have been granted Life Membership for their contribution to WMAA and the Australian HEMA Community.