Kyneton Dry Stone Walling Centre was established in 2016 when Jim and Carmel Kilsby purchased Tanderrum Farm about an hour north of Melbourne, Australia. After some investigation and enquiries, Jim decided that there was not enough knowledge about dry stone walling in Australia and invested in a purpose-built training centre on the property. Courses are run consistent with the DSWA(GB) certification practices and bring together wallers and enthusiasts from throughout the country.
The Centre is fully endorsed by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Australia -
The Centre is situated at Tanderrum, a lovely 200 acre (80 hectare) rural property located 5km north of Kyneton. Tanderrum embraces the original walls built between 1855-1864 by Dr Edward Davy, a notable physician and surgeon, chemist, inventor, distiller and wine merchant, journalist, newspaper editor, farmer, botanist and civil servant.
Courses are conducted at the Centre located at the heart of Davy's inspiring original farm location. The area hosts over 2 km of dry stone walls both internal and external, with old oaks , maple and ash trees planted in Davy's time. Today the Centre sits comfortably within Tandarrums 1200 tree Olive Grove.
Our instructors are internationally certified wallers from the UK and Australia. They are all practicing wallers with years of experience behind them. Our courses appeal to aspiring wallers of all ages and capabilities. Our instructors teach the ancient methods of Dry Stone Walling that have stood the test of time for hundreds of years.
Come and join us for a memorable experience that you will not get from a computer or a coffee on Collins Street. Spend a weekend working with your hands, learning a practical skill, understanding history and being part of a team that achieves building a great wall with a course photo and certificate to end the weekend.