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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 ‘Fun, Fellowship and Friendship'.


Contact Us

Our email address is

You can write to us at PO Box 416 Torquay 3228

Members are reminded to check your 'Pocket Diary for Members' for telephone details, if you wish to get in touch with convenors or 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 may take place at 10am on Monday 13th September 2021 (Covid-19 permitting), possibly either at the Torquay Improvement Association Hall, 8-12 Price St., Torquay, or by Zoom (TBA)

Visitors are most welcome to attend.



Committee of Management 2021/2022

President                  Liz Fowler

Vice President          Eric Miller

Secretary                  Peter Sweetten

Treasurer                  Magdalena Wheatland



Committee Portfolios 

Membership               John Darby

Social Events              Peter Sweetten

Communication         Alan Fowler

Member                      June Miller

Member                      Gail Price

Welfare Officers        Anna Miller

                                     Di Chatfield


The next Committee meeting will  take place at 10am on Monday 27th September 2021, venue TBA.



Social Activity Program

The Social Committee, led by Peter Sweetten, 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 (Jane Skelton)
  • Cards (Jen Rickwood)
  • Coffee & Chat (Graeme Perks)
  • Cycling (David Cheatley)
  • Gardening (Anne & Ian McCure)
  • Golf (Peter Whitnall)
  • Mah Jong (Carleen Thoernberg)
  • Petanque (Jane Skelton)
  • T-4-1 (Tea for One) (Dianne Steven)
  • Tuesday Trekkers (Liz Fowler)
  • Walking (Jan Cheatley)


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