About Vlachernai
Who are the New Varangian Guard?
The New Varangian Guard (NVG) is an international historical re-enactment organisation based on the Byzantine Empire (9th - 13th century), in particular the Varangians.

Orginally started in Melbourne, Australia in 1981, the NVG became a nationally incorporated association in 1994, and then started sister organisations in other countries in 2001 (Chile, Italy, UK & USA).

The Vlachernai Garrison
Vlachernai is a garrison of the NVG and is the oldest garrison of the organisation established in Melbourne in 1981.
As a re-enactment group focusing on a specific era of the early middle ages, Vlachernai members are encouraged to strive for period accuracy in everything they do with the group.

Find us at upcoming Events across Australia.
At Vlachernai we always welcome new members, go to Join Us and drop us a message.
Catch-up on past events and club musings at our modern newsletter - Ratatoskr
  • Have fun with like-minded people
  • Share historical skills and knowledge 
  •  Strive for period accuracy 
  • ​Educate the community
  • Safely practice crafting and combat skills
  • Historical crafting (sewing, woodwork, leatherwork etc.)
  • Combat training
  • Participate in public events
  • Participate in  NVG only events
  • NVG and ALHF membership
  • When:  7:30pm each Tuesday
  • Where:  The Scout Hall at Viewbank Reserve  96 Rutherford Rd, Viewbank, VIC 3084  (See map), passed the tennis courts
  • All welcome