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Probus Day

What is Probus Day? 

Our Community celebrated the inaugural Probus Day on 1 October 2020 – in line with the United Nations Day of Older Persons which is recognised across the world. International days are used to raise awareness and for our Community in Australia and New Zealand, 1 October is now known as Probus Day.

In both 2020 and 2021, Probus Day celebrations throughout the month of October have been a resounding success thanks to the many Clubs and members all over Australia and New Zealand holding a wide range of events. 

This year’s theme is: 

‘Probus Provides Unlimited Possibilities in Retirement’

Throughout these last two years, Probus members have valued their connections to their Club and fellow members far more than in any other time. Probus provides so many opportunities for members to stay active, engaged and connected. This Probus Day, we invite all Clubs to showcase how they provide unlimited possibilities in retirement.


Probus Day is an opportunity to remind our members and the wider community of the importance of social connections and support Probus provides. Each Club is unique in what it offers its members through monthly meetings, interesting guest speakers and a range of activities, interest groups, trips and tours.

This is your opportunity to show everyone what makes your Club special. Is it the variety of activities, the trips, the meetings or the friendships? We invite your Club to submit photos, stories or even a video showcasing your Probus Club in action.

We are giving away $100 vouchers to twenty-five Clubs that can best showcase the fun and friendship that Probus has to offer.

Winners will be announced on Probus Day - 1 October 2022.

Submissions can be sent by email to [email protected]

Click here for terms and conditions 

For step by step instructions on recording a video click on these links:



Throughout the month of October, Probus Clubs will be celebrating Probus Day with lunches, picnics, BBQs and themed events. Many Clubs also invite members of the local community to their Probus Day celebrations to see what Probus is all about. With only a few more months to go, there is plenty of time to start planning your Club’s special event. Remember that the Management Committee does not have to do all the work, Clubs may choose to form a working group to co-ordinate and organise celebrations for Probus Day, either on their own or within their region or cluster for a larger gathering.

Over the next few weeks and months, PSPL will provide a range of collateral and promotional material to assist Clubs. In the meantime, we encourage your Club to start planning its Probus Day celebration.

Our Probus Day celebrations in 2022 will showcase Amazing Probians. There are so many members in our community that have been recognised for their outstanding contribution or service either at a national or local level. We invite Clubs to share stories about the Amazing Probians in your Club. This could include those members that have been recognised officially or those that have not. If they are amazing to your Club, they are important to us.

Please write to us and share their story. Email: [email protected]


In all Clubs there are individuals behind the scenes who selflessly give up their time to keep the Club thriving.

Probus month is a special opportunity to recognise those member/s members for their contribution to Probus.

This award can be presented at your Clubs’ October meeting or Probus Day event. To download a copy of the certificate click here.


You can view the Probus day Collateral for use in your Newsletters and social media by clicking on the links below:

Australia: newsletter and social media 
New Zealand: newsletter and social media 


There are a number of special landmarks across Australia and New Zealand being lit up in Probus colours. We encourage members who can enjoy seeing these landmarks lit up in person to do so. To view a list of landmarks click here.


Probus Day 2020 and 2021 Club Celebration Videos

Click here to watch the 2021 Probus Day video which shares Club pictures and videos as well as a message from Chairman Judith Maestracci AM.


Click here to watch the 2020 Probus Day Video which includes messages from members of Parliament as well as our CEO and Board of Directors. 

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