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Probus is the association for active retired and semi-retired seniors who join together in autonomous clubs throughout Australia and the world.

The purpose of a Probus Club is to provide monthly meetings for members who are retired, or approaching retirement, and would like increased social contacts, to make new friends, hear interesting presentations by guest speakers, and enjoy the outings, holidays, sporting activities, and interest groups that are organised by their Club on a regular basis.

(The word PROBUS is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness. However, membership is not restricted to just professional business people.)

Unlike Rotary, Lions and Apex Clubs, Probus Clubs are not involved in fund raising or service to the community. They have no religious or political connections.

The Probus movement had its origin in the U.K in 1965. Since then, it has spread to other European countries, then to New Zealand and Australia, and later to North America, Africa, India, Asia, Cyprus, South America and Japan.

The first Probus club in Australia was the Probus Club of Hunters Hill, NSW, established in 1976.

By the turn of the 21st century, there were more than 2000 clubs with over 100,000 members across Australia. Yet since the beginning the original Probus philosophy has not changed – Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.