Rules and Regulations

VBL Constitution

The Constitution was amended on 1st March 2020 at a Special General Meeting. All queries with regards to the VBL Constitution should be directed to the VBL Office by emailing

VBL Constitution

Contest Rules

These rules affect the State Solo & Ensemble Championships, the State Band Championships and any other competitions run under the auspices of the VBL.

VBL Contest Rules (as of Dec 31, 2021)

Membership Bylaws

These bylaws contain details regarding the various membership types of the VBL

VBL Membership Bylaws (as of Dec 31, 2021)

Grading Bylaws

These bylaws layout the grading process for VBL bands and the re-grading appeal process

VBL Grading Bylaws (as of Dec 31, 2021)

National Band Championships

For the National Band Championships, all bands compete under the rules set by the National Band Council of Australia (NBCA). For the latest from the NBCA; visit their website here. The contest regulations relating to the National Band Championships can be found below.

NBCA Yearbook 2022 – Contest Regulations
NBCA Drill and Marching Regulations (Revised 2012)