Are You One In a Million?

$30 from a million people and we can build The Australian Opal Centre – isn’t that exciting?

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Be a star!

Thank you

Sincere thanks to our sponsors and supporters.


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You have star quality – we know you do!

How do we know? Because every person who has made a commitment to the Australian Opal Centre, however large or small, is a person of quality. (If you’re already one of us, we’re sure you’ll agree.)

How to make that star quality SHINE?

There are many ways you can become involved with the Australian Opal Centre. Please read on and find out where you would like to fit in.

For only $15 per year you can join us as a member. You’ll receive quarterly newsletters, a 10% discount in our shop (including online purchases), invitations to special events and a place in history as a member of the team that built the Australian Opal Centre. It’s easy – just click here to download a membership application, fill it out and return to us by post or email with your payment. Every member is important…we need you!

Please contact us if you would like to know more about our sponsorship or benefactor programs. You may choose to support a particular aspect of the Australian Opal Centre (for example the opal and fossil acquisition fund, building fund, education and learning programs, opal cutting workshop, research laboratory, marketing or another area of particular interest to you), or you may allow us to direct your support to where it is most needed.

This spectacular and fascinating public collection is being built by the people of the opal fields and people everywhere who have been touched by opal or the spirit of opal field life. If you have something that you think may belong in the Australian Opal Centre, where it can be cared for and shared with all people in perpetuity, please contact us to discuss what you may have to offer. Potential collection items include:

  • Opal from anywhere in the world
  • Opalised fossils
  • Old photographs, newspaper or magazine clippings
  • Film or sound recordings
  • Artworks
  • Tools, equipment, machinery or other artefacts
  • Relics of opal field life
  • Books and reprints for our research library
  • High-quality palaeontological casts or models

If you have skills that may be of value to the Australian Opal Centre, please contact us and let us know what you have in mind.

There’s something for everyone. Join the Australian Opal Centre team – you’ll love it!

Vic MorganGraeme Anderson
Andrew CodyDavid Schoeffel
Barbara MoritzBarbara Gasch
Doug BrookJerry Lomax
Warwick SchofieldDavid Lane
Barbara McCondraMadeleine Lenz
Margaret BubnerMick Bauer
Jenni BrammallGlenn Sculley
Margaret SchofieldMichael Cooke
Nick Le SoueffJohn Livingstone
Michael MatsonPeter Buchannan
Rebel BlackAumann Dieter
Bevan ParkerRobina Boardman
Vicki BokrosLisa Carroll
Peter ChristianosOwen Clapham
Leigh ClarkLes Craik
John CucukMarie de Lepervanche
Hannelore DeisenbergerSebastian Deisenberger
Deidre FeatherstoneGeorge Rose
Robert HuntAndrew Kemeny
Paula MillerDayle Murray
Peter ShermanElizabeth Smith
Les TaylorPaul Young

Black Queen Theatre

Down to Earth Opals

Black Star Opal

Kainos Print

Lightning Ridge Central School

Ridge Lightning

Lightning Ridge Police Bush Safari


Support the people who support the Australian Opal Centre. Click on our business members to see their addresses or link to their web sites!

Age of Fishes Museum
BBC Opal P/LBevan's Black Opal and Cactus Farm
Black Opal ToursBlack Opal Direct
Brisbane Opal Service
Chambers of the Black HandCountrywide Tyres & Batteries
Crocodile Caravan ParkDeisenberger Mining Pty Ltd
Duncan's FashionsFremantle Opals
G&N Schulz the Goldsmiths ShopJohn Murray Art Gallery
Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club
Lightning Ridge Mining & Steel SuppliesLightning Ridge Opal Mines
Madsen OpalsMargot McKinney
Opal AuctionsOpal Caravan Park
Peter Carroll OpalsPeter's Opals
Glenn Regan - JewellerQLD Boulder Opal
Queensland Boulder Opal AssociationSeda Opals
SupersaveThe Big Opal
Weeks Newsagency & Whiz Bang Bargains
Japan Opal AssociationSt Claire Opals Ltd
Lightning Ridge Tourism AssociationLost Sea Opals
Lightning Ridge Miners AssociationMr Cheap Bargain Warehouse
Denes BertaM&D Bobcat
Matthew MorinNudraft P/L
Opal Broadcasting NetworkIntogems
Iris Opal P/LLahoud Opals
Ratliff Opal Pty LtdRidge Real Estate
S&K Pye Pty LtdTada Opals
Tom's Lapidary