Join VARS for $50
Become a member of the Victorian Artificial Reef Society
and help us to create artificial reef dive sites in Victoria.
VARS Membership Form (Adobe PDF | 34.37 KB)
Major Supporters for the ex HMAS Canberra FFG-02 project include the Federal Government, which will gift the ex HMAS Canberra to Victoria, plus contribute at least A$8 million toward the costs of sinking. The Victorian Government, has also allocated a significant amount toward the cost of sinking.
VARS would like to thank Stewart McArthur MP, the Federal Member for Corangamite (VIC), Dr Brendan Nelson MP, the Federal Minister for Defence and Member for Bradfield (NSW), and Greg Hunt MP, the Federal Member for Flinders, for getting behind the project.
In addition, we would like to thank Martin Dixon MP, the State Memeber for Nepean, and Lisa Neville, the State Member for Bellarine, for their support of the project.
VARS would like to especially thank all of the private individuals who have become members of VARS and helped to support this project.
We are indebted to David Bryant, Mary Malloy and Alan Beckhurst, who provided the underwater imagery used on this web site. Plus Josie Mare, David Bryant, Kym Borrett and Lloyd Borrett for their help with the various illustrations.