Do you love fashion dolls like Barbie, Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker, Sindy, Tammy, Jem, Tressy, Blythe, Dawn, Rock Flowers, Ellowynne, Pulip, Tonner or Monster High dolls - whether they are 6 inches or 16 inches? We are an inclusive group catering to collectors of fashion/teen dolls whether they are vintage or the latest thing!
The ABC Doll Club has been in
existence for over 18 years, originating with a small but devoted band of
collectors in Melbourne, and became an incorporated association in 2012.
The ABC Doll Club operates in all states of Australia and membership
is open to anyone 14 years or over. There are five levels of membership:
As of 2013, the club has approximately 180 members scattered throughout Australia.
- Single membership - entitles member to a membership card; six newsletters
per year; to attend get togethers and conventions.
- Family membership - entitles up to three people to a membership card each;
one copy only of six newsletters per year; to attend get togethers and conventions.
- Associate membership - entitles member to a membership card; to attend get
togethers, but not to receive newsletters or attend conventions.
- International membership - entitles member to all the benefits of single
- Corporate membership - entitles member to all the benefits of single membership,
plus free advertising in Club newsletter.
Our aims are:
The club is operated by a panel of office bearers (President / Secretary / Treasurer / Editor / Webmaster / Archivist)
voted in by members. These are ably assisted by State co-ordinators. Each State co-ordinator is responsible for organising
get-togethers, which are fun ways to meet and share with other collectors. Get-togethers may be held in members homes or in
public meeting places - check the Calendar of Events for details. Co-ordinators can also
help you with some of your Barbie® questions, or at least point you in the right direction!
To promote fashion doll collecting and provide adult collectors of fashion dolls with ideas, information,
education and resources to aid all aspects of collecting, through get-togethers, newsletters and the Internet.
To foster friendships and a sharing of collecting and ideas.
To promote a working relationship and liaise with doll manufacturers and retailers with a view to providing better
resources and information to collectors.
Each State possesses a library of reference items which members can borrow. These include books and videos - contact
your co-ordinator if interested.
Six times a year the newsletter is sent to members, full of articles about fashion dolls and collectors,
plus pictures and rumours of new dolls, craft projects, collector profiles, calendar of get-togethers, classified
advertising and more! Members who contribute articles to the newsletter are awarded points, which can be redeemed for
reduced membership fees the following year.
Conventions are held at least every two years, creating a wonderful atmosphere where members from all over
the country can meet, buy and sell, take part in workshops, enter competitions and generally have fun! Past conventions
have been held in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Newcastle and Canberra. The next Convention will
be held in Sydney, NSW in 2015.
If you would like to know more about the ABC Doll Club Inc., please email