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  1. Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surf Coast Inc.


Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surf Coast Inc.

(A 0049612G) 

 Who we are

The first Australian Probus Clubs were established by Rotary International in 1976. The principal object of each club is to advance intellectual, cultural and social interests among adults who have retired from the full-time workforce.


The Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surf Coast Inc. was formed in 2006 and quickly attracted strong membership from Torquay and nearby communities.  When the club is fully subscribed, there are 110 members. Vacancies exist at times, otherwise a waiting list is maintained.


In addition to regular monthly meetings, members enjoy a broad social program through guest speakers, interest groups, day trips and longer holiday tours.


The club strongly endorses the Probus theme of ‘Friendship, Fellowship and Fun'.


Contact Us

Our email address is

You can write to us at PO Box 416 Torquay 3228

Members are reminded to check your membership contact list for telephone and address details if you wish to get in touch with conveners and other fellow members.


Probus South Pacific

Our parent body is Probus South Pacific.  For news about other clubs and information about special travel insurance offers, click on the title above. This will take you to the Probus South Pacific website.


General Meeting

Our next General Meeting  will take place at 10 am on Monday 10 February 2020 at the Lions Village Centre, Kooringa Place, Torquay.



Committee of Management 2019/2020

(Acting) President   David Hosking

Vice President         David Hosking

Secretary                 Alan Fowler

Treasurer                Peter Whitnall

Past President        Michael Lambkin


Committee Portfolios 

Membership               John Darby

Social Events              Graeme Perks

Communication         Peter Sweetten

Assistant Treasurer   TBA

Member                      Anne McCure

Welfare Officers         Anna Miller

                                      Di Chatfield


The next Committee meeting will take place on  Monday 20 January 2020 at 9.00 am at The Star of The Sea, Torquay. 



Social Activity Program

The Social Committee, led by Graeme Perks, has a busy social program planned for the year.  Click on the title to view the program and to find out about travel arrangements, payment deadlines and other details.



Interest Groups

Members are encouraged to participate in special interest groups, and each group is convened by one of our members.  At present we have the following groups and convenors:

  • Book Club (Beverly McGain)
  • Cards (Jen Rickwood)
  • Coffee & Chat (Zara Williams)
  • Cycling (Jen Rickwood)
  • Family History (Joe Diffen)
  • Gardening (Anne & Ian McCure)
  • Mah Jong (Glenda Ganly)
  • Swimming (Mike Lambkin)
  • T-4-1 (Tea for One) (Dianne Steven)
  • Walking (Jan Cheatley)


Click on the title of this section to find out about about special interest group arrangements for the current month.