How do I join?


How do I find a Club?
Joining a Probus Club is easy. Simply visit the Find a club section of this website and search for a Probus Club that is suitable for you.

Probus have both combined gender and single gender Clubs for you to choose from.

Once you have selected the Club that you are interested in from the Find a club section of this website, simply fill in your details to find out more about that particular Club.

Many Probus Clubs also have their own website for you which this can also be found in the Find a club section.

There are many thousands of Probus Club members all over Australia and New Zealand enjoying the Friendship, Fellowship and Fun that Probus has to offer, why not join them today.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below about how to join or call our friendly team on:
Within Australia 1300 630 488 or +61 (2) 9689 0200
Within New Zealand 0800 1477 6287

How do I join?
Find the Club you wish to join through the Find a club section in this website, fill in your details and we will contact you with the information about that Club. If the Club you wish to join is full, you can join a nearby Club whilst you go on a waiting list for your first Club of choice. 

How often do Clubs meet?
Clubs meet once a month. This day and time differs between Clubs, meeting details are listed in the Find a club section.
Clubs also have a range of regular activities and trips throughout the month to suit a range of members.

Is there an attendance requirement?
There is usually an attendance requirement of 50 per cent of Club meetings in a year. This may vary from Club to Club.

Can I show up to any Club meeting without being invited?
No. Meetings are only open to invited visitors, so it is best to contact the Club in advance.

What is the cost?
There is usually a joining fee and also an annual fee. These fees vary from Club to Club and are usually minimal and cover administration, insurance costs and member benefits.

What activities are arranged by Probus Clubs?
These vary from Club to Club however generally, they may include:

  • Monthly Club meeting at a local venue. 
  • Interest groups such as golf, tennis, theatre, book groups, technology groups and craft amongst others.
  • Day and extended trips, both domestic and international.

How do I benefit from joining?
There are many social benefits to being a Probus Club member. Not only do you meet new friends, but you also stay active, physically and mentally. Probus is all about enhancing your retirement by spending time with retirees in your local community enjoying the fellowship that Probus has to offer.

As a Probus Club member, you will have access to a range of exclusive travel insurance plans as well as a range of discounts through the Probus Member Benefits Scheme (MBS). You’ll also have access to a magazine, with finance, health, lifestyle and travel information.

Do I have to be a Rotarian to join a Probus Club?
Not at all. However, there are many Rotarians who have joined the ranks of Probus. Membership is open to active retirees who enjoy the company of like-minded individuals with the basic purpose to keep minds active, avenues of activities to keep fit and active, and to enjoy friendship, fellowship and fun. 

Do I have to be a professional or business person to join a Probus Club?
No. Probus is open to all retired and semi-retired members of the community.

How many times can I attend a Probus meeting as a visitor?
Each club sets its own limit. Normally, it would be up to three meetings.   

Is Probus just for married couples?
Not at all. Probus offers men's Clubs, ladies Clubs and mixed Clubs. Each person applies individually. 

I am a widow. Can I join a mixed gender Probus Club?
There is no restriction to joining a mixed gender Probus Club if you are a widow, although some Clubs have reached their limits and some may have a waiting list. 
Contact Probus if you are having difficulties joining a Probus Club in your area.

Visit the Find a club section for contact details of your local Club.


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