In 1881, in the thriving wool port of Geelong, seventy-six gentlemen formed a club. The Club’s purpose was to offer a retreat from the pressures of work, amongst friends, in fine surroundings.This tradition has survived many wars, depressions and the vast social change of the 20th century.
Whilst the time-honoured traditions of The Geelong Club are still maintained and respected, the club has moved into the 21st Century with new members welcomed from all quarters.
The architecturally renowned Geelong Club was built in 1889. Many improvements have been made over the years but founding members would have no difficulty recognising the Queen Ann building that has become a Geelong landmark.
The entrance presents members and visitors with an impressive welcome. The Geelong Club is one of the oldest and most respected private members’ clubs in Victoria.
Traditionally the realm of pastoralists from the region, wool brokers, city business and professional men; today members are welcomed from a wide range of professions, businesses and the military. With multiple rooms for dining, meeting, recreation and a remarkable walled garden the club is THE Gem of the region. The Club is not for everyone, membership is by nomination but can be acheived for newcomers to the region via an interview or on the recommendation of the club that you come to us from.