The Barony of Politarchopolis

The Barony of Politarchopolis

The medieval Society for Creative Anachronism in Canberra, Australia.
Welcome To Our Barony

The Barony of Politarchopolis is a community group in Canberra and the surrounding region devoted to learning medieval skills and enjoying medieval pastimes. We don’t just read about history, we live it!

Fighting, feasting, costuming, crafting, music, dance… if it was done in pre-17th century Europe, we know someone interested in recreating it.

And not just in the ACT! We’re part of a global organisation called the Society for Creative Anachronism (the SCA), and we’re one of 42 local groups in the Australia/New Zealand chapter: the Kingdom of Lochac.

Want to get involved?

New people are always welcome at our Regular Meetings, so feel free to come along any time and meet some of our members. You can also check out our events calendar on the right to see if we have any costumed events coming up.

To keep in touch with us about ongoing activities, consider joining our Baronial Mailing List, the Kingdom event announcements Mailing List, or Facebook Group. If you want to learn more about us first, you can check out our Facebook Page, explore this website, or contact our Hospitaller (Recruitment Officer) at


The barony recently convened in Okewaite for
Goulburn Comic Con 2019. Photo by Mick Tait.










Regular Activities

Arts and Crafts
In the SCA, we group all non-combat skills and knowledge under the very broad heading of 'Arts & Sciences' (commonly referred to as A&S). What...
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Armoured Combat
Also called 'heavy fighting', this is exactly what comes to mind when you think of a medieval knight. Our combatants wear a mixture of chain-mail,...
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Renaissance Fencing
Those unsophisticated brutes clanking around in plate armour aren't your style - you'd rather be Zorro, or Inigo Montoya! (Or maybe you want to do...
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Sword-fighting is all very well, but you've always fancied yourself more of a Robin Hood type. Well, you've come to the right place! Archery is...
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Every week we have a class where we do the dances of 15th and 16th Century Europe, which we know about from Italian, French and...
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Upcoming Events

Armoured Combat ‘Foundations’ Course 2019
Looking for something fun and physical to do on the weekends? Ever wanted to learn how to wield a sword in armour like Sir Brienne of...
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The Baroness of Politarchopolis’ Persona Pentathlon
One of the strengths of Politarchopolis is the desire of our populace to create, make and learn. Even for the most passionate person, goals can...
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Fields of Gold IX
Fields of Gold is a weekend of tournaments, competitions, classes, camping and feasting. Schedule: TimeFriday (29th Nov)Saturday (30th Nov)Sunday (1st Dec)8:00BreakfastBreakfast10:00Opening CourtArchery - IKACRapier -...
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Arts and Sciences Champion’s Challenge
What is the Champion’s Challenge? Each year, the Barony of Politarchopolis selects champions in the Arts Martial and the Arts & Sciences. As it is...
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Ready to Join?

You’ve been to a class, workshop, training, or perhaps one of our fantastic events and now you’re ready to join the society. You won’t have to sign all those extra forms either!

Make your way to the Lochac website for membership registry and follow the instructions for a new member. If you’re an existing member you can update your membership here too.