A PROUD HISTORY OF
SPORT, FELLOWSHIP & COMMUNITY
The Carbine Club was formed in Melbourne in 1961. It is primarily a luncheon and networking club, with members having a strong connection to sport and sports administration. Sister clubs are now established across Australia, Asia Pacific and the UK.
Membership can only be gained by an introduction from a current member or by invitation, in the case of Club patrons and honorary members. Each Club is bound by a common constitution, which limits the number of general members to 40. Growth is met by members moving to a senior list on reaching age 65.
There is a total of 15 clubs in the following locations. Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia & Western Australia. Overseas locations include New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vanuatu, London and Tokyo.
SPIRIT OF THE CARBINE CLUB
Members of the Carbine Club are bonded by a couple of simple but very significant affections: for sport and for good fellowship. It has always been that way. Those sentiments were the essence of the Club’s foundation in 1961, and the formation of associated clubs around Australia and across the globe.
The Club's name honours a racehorse, one of the greatest and bravest this nation has ever known. But the Spirit of the Carbine Club extends far beyond the boundaries of the turf, and even of championship. It is a spirit, which celebrates sporting endeavour ... and thus recognises that winning is important, but grace and courage also matter.