About VARS

Let's sink the ex HMAS Canberra in Victoria!

Victorian Artificial Reef Society logoThe Victorian Artificial Reef Society (VARS), www.vars.org.au, is a non-profit, dive community group which was formed early in 2006 with the objective to secure, prepare, position and scuttle the ex HMAS Canberra FFG-02 as an artificial reef and wreck dive location in Victorian waters. VARS worked with the Federal and State Governments and their agencies to make this happen.

All major groups in the Victorian Scuba Diving Industry, plus the Victorian sport diving clubs, have recognised VARS as their voice on all matters relating to Artificial Reefs in Victorian waters and are completely in support of the organisation.

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Who is VARS?

The original core members of the VARS team were a mixture of private scuba divers, members of scuba diving clubs and professionals in the scuba diving industry of Victoria. VARS continues to have this same and diverse mix of members today. You can see who the VARS Committee members are over on the VARS web site at www.vars.org.au.

Since its inception, many other private divers and dive industry professional have joined VARS to supports its efforts to secure the ex HMAS Canberra FFG-02 for Victoria. Organisations working through VARS include:


For a $50 joining fee, you can become a VARS member and help us to create artificial reef dive sites in Victoria.
VARS Membership Form (Adobe PDF | 74.57 KB)

Volunteer Today

Whether you are a VARS member or not, you can Volunteer Today and help us with the many tasks which need to be completed. We have plenty of Volunteer Opportunities, whatever your skills, experience or interests.

Or, just fill out and send in the Volunteer Application and we will get you started immediately!
VARS Volunteer Application (Adobe PDF | 97.8 KB)

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