Probus Clubs exist to fill a need of retired persons in the community who have been accustomed to high levels of vocational activity and decision making in their working lives. The principal objective of every Probus Club is to create and maintain a homogeneous group that provides the fellowship and intellectual stimulation.
History of our Club
Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club is a member of the international Probus organisation and is accredited in the South Pacific region. MSPC is non-political and non-sectarian.  It is a "not for profit" organisation and has no fund raising activities. The emphasis is on the club being free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs and on allowing members to participate at minimum personal cost. MSPC has a number of activities and interest groups designed to promote active minds and bodies, with an emphasis on social interactions. Members are encouraged to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. The club membership limit is 120.

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PO Box 23308,  Docklands 8012 

Mobile: 0458 574 460

Membership - Ros
Mobile: 0402 217 122

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Welcome by President
(President Michael Barkl with Chrissy Fletcher)
Greetings to old friends, new friends and potential friends, and welcome to the Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club website!  The Club provides an important platform for senior members of the Melbourne community to enhance their vitality through a general friendship and fellowship with others and an engagement in the interest groups and special events listed on this home page.  Members may log in and read the Newsletters and make contact with other members.  If you are not a Member and would like to be introduced to the Club, please see the details in the “Contact Us” section or use the message field at the bottom of the page.
Meeting Venue and Date

Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club

Will hold their 



Thursday 7th December, 2023


St Andrew's Hotel, Fitzroy

12pm to 4.30pm

Past Speakers
Various Club Members
Nov 02, 2023 11:00 AM
November Remembrance Speakers
Jasmin Witenden
Oct 05, 2023 11:00 AM
Ask a Paramedic
Shifu Peter Eves
Sep 07, 2023 11:00 AM
Qigong & Taijiquan for health and longevity
Tony Thomas
Aug 03, 2023 11:00 AM
Life and Death on the Serengeti Plains
Ric Lasslett
Jul 06, 2023 11:00 AM
Coast Guard Queenscliff, Who are we and what do we do?
Bernadene Voss, CEO, Big Group Hug
Jun 01, 2023 11:00 AM
Alleviating the impact of poverty and disadvantage through the provision of material aid.
Jenny McKinnis
May 04, 2023 11:00 AM
100 Years of Women’s Fashion
Alison Ferguson
Apr 06, 2023
Writing, academia, finding the right words and how to knit together a publishable tale
Margaret Anderson
Nov 03, 2022
Lost Jobs in the City


Given the forecast of showers, MSPC walkers chose to play safe on Thursday morning and walked from WTC along Northbank, on past the MCG and into the Fitzroy gardens to enjoy the wonderful spring flower display there, especially the  calceolarias. No one had any confessions to make before we stopped for coffee and cake at the cafe opposite the Carlton Gardens.          
Spring in Melbourne is particularly erratic and this was one of those days when the sun shone while driving to the course and hid behind rain clouds when we were to tee off. But we knew the Golf Gods would look after us and the rain soon disappeared. There were a few light sporadic showers but overall we had a great game and were happy we had chosen to continue play. We even managed to lunch in sunshine. Golfers believe there is never bad weather, just sometimes poor decisions can be made on gear! All carts usually contain umbrellas, rain coats, sunscreen and insect repellents.

On October 19, eight members and two guests visited ARTVO. We surfed the Ocean, fought off dinosaurs and got captured in a jar. We wandered in the forest where we rested, listening to our own piano players, Shane Mason and Michael Pepi, while Diane Noel stretched her vocal chords. We had lots of other exciting and some very scary scenarios. It was an adventurous morning, and we were glad to escape to the Coffee Club for a reviver before venturing into Gold Leaf restaurant where 8 of us enjoyed Yum Cha. Ask the attendees to share with you their stories – they may even have a photo to prove them! 


Docklands News
City of Melbourne
"Residents 3000" organisation for city-dwellers
Probus South Pacific

Interest Groups

Every Monday - Royal Park Golf Course
Old Poplar Road, Parkville
Tee off at 10.00 am  -  Cost $15.00
Players are encouraged to arrive @ 9.30 am and arrange their parking ticket.
Interested players should download the Team App from
Contact Kim

Cards- 500:
Mission to Seafarers
2.00pm - 4.30pm
2nd Thursday each month

Contact Russell 

Walking Group:
Meets fourth Thursday of the month.
Email notification of route
Second and fourth Mondays.
2.00pm to 4.30pm
Mission To Seafarers
717 Flinders St, Docklands
Contact Ros
Book Club 1.
First Tuesday of the month
11.30 am - 12.30pm
Boyd Centre Library, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Book Club 2.
Third Wednesday of the month
1.30pm to 3:00pm
Mission to Seafarers
Movies at Kino
Monday after monthly Probus meeting.
45 Collins St, Melbourne.
Cost $8.50
Lawn Bowls:
Third Monday of the month.
City of Melbourne Bowls Club
10.00am start.
Theatre Group
Coffee Club
Second Wednesday of the month
At a venue to be advised by email.
Contact: Barbara or
Footy Tipping
It doesn't matter who you barrack for or how much you know about Aussie Rules, it's about joining in the fun with your Melbourne Sunrise Probus ‘Footy Tipping' friends. Competition commences with the opening game of the AFL Season in late March. The competition runs for the full AFL Home and Away Season. It can be accessed by computer, mobile phone or iPad. The system is user friendly. 
The cost is $30.00 per person, per season.
Table Tennis
Table tennis, get into the action, a fun game with plenty of laughs. Catering for both beginners and experienced players.
EVERY Wednesday
10.00am to 11.30am
Contact: John Freeburn
A Social Get Together
On the 31st of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct only
5PM - 6.30PM
Venue will be advised prior to the event.