Since November 30, 1971.


Membership special offer

Become a member of the Melbourne Press Club now and receive an extra six months membership FREE!

Those in the media sector or with an interest in current affairs are encouraged to take advantage of this special offer.

We recognise the challenges facing everyone during the Covid lockdown and are developing a great program which will launch once all the restrictions are lifted. We hope to welcome you at our live events when we recommence.

This 18 month special offer is available from now until 31 October 2020. To join, click here.

For more information contact us at or phone 03 9614 2779.

MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB membership is open to everyone with an interest in the media. Members receive significant discounts on the cost of our regular lunches, as well as the annual Quills Awards dinner.

The Club runs other social and professional events and occasionally offers special discounts on goods and services through arrangements with sponsors or related activities. MPC members pay no fee for their first entry in the Quill Awards each year.

Annual membership is currently $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

Journalist memberships are open to reporters, editors, photographers and camera crews, artists and designers and editorial production staff employed by recognised news outlets, and freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalistic work. Journalist memberships are also available to retired journalists not engaged in other regular employment.

The Club board approves all membership purchases, and retains the right to determine the appropriate membership category in each case. 

Apply for Membership

Fill our our membership form and set a password. Once your login has been established, please click the 'Extend Membership' button to pay for and enact your 365 day membership.

Renew MPC Membership

A guide to renewing your membership

1. Go to our login page.

2. Enter the email address associated with your Melbourne Press Club account (most likely the email address club news emails are delivered to) and your chosen password. If you cannot remember your password, click the forgotten password link!

3. Once you are in the member portal, choose the 'Renew Membership' option. Follow the prompts to finalise your renewal. Please note that we offer a convenient auto-renewing payment option.

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

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