AUS: 1300 630 488    NZ: 0800 1477 6287




Sunday Lunches

These lunches, on the fourth Sunday of each month, are one of our most popular activities, attracting an average of 25 attendees.

The August Sunday Lunch was a Box Hill RSL on 27th. This is a great venue, well known for good food and service, in a fine restaurant ambiance.

There was no Sunday lunch in July as we held our Chirstmas in July function at the Box Hill Golf CLub, instead.

Our first Winter Sunday Lunch, on June 24th at Waverly RSL, saw 24 members enjoying a convivial meal in a great restaurant with excellent food and service.


On Sunday 26th February, 20 members  enjoyed  the European  flavours of various foods  at The Food Republic in Blackburn. All diners enjoyed the experience.

Film Group

This activity is held every third Monday and competes with the weekly Monday Coffee gathering at the Gourmet Girl Cafe in Laburnum, which usually sees a dozen or more people attend to chat and sip coffee / tea.

The August film, watched by six of our members, was "The Miracle Club", an Irish comedy screened at The Palace, Balwyn. Attendees then lunched at a nearby restaurant.

On Monday 20th of February our regular group of movie goers enjoyed the movie Emily at the Balwyn cinema. This part fictional account of the life of novelist Emily Bronte portrays her journey of rebellion and womanhood and concentrates on her romantic relationship with a young curate.


Visit to the Shrine of Remembrance

August's outing was to The Melbourne Shrine. This Shrine is not a monument to glorify war, but it was built toas a tribute to the contribution of Australian Service men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.

There were eleven members who attended the Shrine on August 17th. Fortunately, our chosen day and time coincided with the day of the monthly ceremony to commemorate the fallen.

There are galleries within the Shrine which house exhibitions of great interest, which are changed regularly, which provide great historical accounts of past events and contributions by various groups.

Visit to Hubert Estate

On Thursday 26th April, 9 members carpooled to St Huberts Winery in the Yarra Valley 

Members enjoyed a fine lunch at the Quadrant Restaurant and enjoyed even more the St Hubert wine tastings at Cellar Door and then found out more about indigenous art styles Hubert Gallery of Art

Visit to the Islamic Museum of Australia

In 2022, members visited this Thornbury museum however new members on the 20th April had the opportunity to walk through the  5 art /cultural galleries to find out more about Islam

Reality, Islam and Christianity cross boundaries in many ways 

Visit to TV Production: Millionaire Hot Seat, Docklands

On Thursday 2nd March , a group of members saw Episodes 2500,2501 and 2502 at the Docklands Studios .15 questions  correct -First prize -$1miillon-Easier said than done  Only two contestants   have achieved the first prize honour over the 10 year period  of the Show. Our probus members learned that it’s easier to answer questions at home than under studio lights and a watchful 100 people audience.






On Thursday 16th February a group of probus travelled by car to the  well known tourist attraction called Montsalvat.  In 1934 Justus Jorgensen founded this artist colony with the dream of establishes a centre that encouraged artist to explore the  boundaries of painting and sculpture    Our guide described Montsalvat as a peaceful setting 05 acres of gardens and building that provide the atmosphere for people with creative talent. These days the halls ,studios ,galleries and stables are used by artists  and the general public for special celebrations .   Montsalvat -An interesting place to see