About Us

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Established in 1878, The Australian Club is one of nine clubs founded in Melbourne by English settlers in the 19th century. The Australian Club has a rich history and was originally founded as a venue for Melbourne and Victorian businessmen to lodge and associate.

Today, The Australian Club still serves as a destination for those looking to escape the strain of modern life, and relax in an inviting and friendly atmosphere. All the original architecture remains intact, showing the Club's true 19th century Victorian origins. Although many of the rules of the Club have changed over the years, it still retains its tradition and prosperity as one of Melbourne's finest clubs.

Today, we are encouraging our Members to be most welcoming of both male and female guests into the Club to enjoy not only its special unique heritage surroundings, but also its fine cuisine and attentive service.

Following the development of a new strategic plan in 2020, and under the guidance of a new General Manager commencing in October 2020, the Club is embarking on opportunities to build on its wonderful heritage as one of Australia’s preeminent private members’ Club.

The Club is always a most welcoming environment for all Members, guests and employees. It is a place where we value timeless traditions and seek to create enduring friendships in welcoming, respectful, discreet and gracious surroundings.