Since November 30, 1971.

News

Announcements

26th Quill awards: See all the winners

The Victorian media community celebrated journalism that made a vital contribution at the 2020 Quill awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism

Read More

Marlion Pickett Story Wins Indigenous Affairs Reporting Quill

ABC Australian Story piece wins inaugural Quills prize

Read More

Charmayne Allison wins one-off Cobberwealth award

Shepparton News journalist wins award for her sensitive reporting about regional homelessness

Read More

New Science, Medicine & Health Reporting Quill Announced

Principal sponsor University of Melbourne will support the new award

Read More

Photos from the 2020 Quills

All the glamour and the glory of the 2020 Quills dinner and award presentations

Read More

About the 2021 MPC Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Press Club Inc will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021 via Zoom.

Read More

Your donation makes a difference

Donations to the Melbourne Press Club have helped support our programs for journalism.

Read More

Message from the MPC

The MPC conveys our deepest sympathies to Ann Peacock, General Manager Community and Charity at Crown Resorts, upon the death of her father Andrew Peacock.

Read More

2020 Quills: Update to Finalists List

Finalists lists have been corrected for the Sports Feature and Sports News categories    

Read More

Finalists announced: 2020 Quill Awards

Finalists have been announced in over 30 categories

Read More

2020 Perkin and Gordon finalists announced

Finalists for the 2020 Graham Perkin and Harry Gordon awards have been announced

Read More

Message from the MPC President

Update on Diversity Committee progress

Read More

Statement from Melbourne Press Club on Facebook

We are deeply concerned that Facebook’s actions are limiting Australians access to high-quality news information

Read More

Message from the CEO: 17 December 2020

Wrapping up a huge year at the Melbourne Press Club

Read More

2020 Quill Awards Entries Closed

Entries for the 26th annual Quill Awards for excellence in Victorian Journalism have now closed.

Read More

Enter Now: The 2020 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year

The most coveted award in national journalism carries a $10,000 prize

Read More

Enter Now: 2020 Harry Gordon National Sports Journalism Award

The national award recognises the best sports journalism in all media and all codes

Read More

New Quill Recognises Indigenous Affairs Reporting

This new award encourages journalism that highlights and amplifies Indigenous voices and stories

Read More

Introducing the Cobberwealth Award

A one-off award sponsored by the Father Bob Foundation encourages reporting that fosters social inclusion and community

Read More

2020 Quills: Judging Statement

Judging statement regarding bushfire coverage entries

Read More

Photojournalists: our eyes in hard to reach places

MPC intern Celine Saban-Friend directs our gaze to those who help us see the world.

Read More

Record Applications for 2020-21 Mentoring Program

Applications for the 2020-21 mentoring program are now closed

Read More

2020-21 Gordon Fellowships Open for Applications

Up to $30,000 in grants for social justice journalism projects

Read More

Young journalists writing their futures

MPC intern Sarah Petty looks at what the future holds for young aspiring journalists

Read More

Statement: MPC and Alliance for Journalists' Freedom stand with Al Jazeera journalists

The Melbourne Press Club and Alliance for Journalists' Freedom call for Malaysia to immediately cease its criminal investigation into Al Jazeera journalists

Read More

MPC announces three new life members

Adele Ferguson, Eileen Berry and Rob Curtain have been recognised for their long-standing commitment to the Melbourne Press Club

Read More

Statement: Journalism is not a crime

The Melbourne Press Club calls on Malaysia to immediately cease its criminal investigation into five Australian journalists over their fair and balanced reporting for Al Jazeera

Read More

MPC begins strategic review; establishes diversity sub-committee

The Board of the Melbourne Press Club (MPC) today moved to establish a Diversity Sub-Committee as part of the organisation’s effort to lead the journalism sector into more action on cultural and gender diversity.

Read More

Nick McKenzie named MPC President

The Melbourne Press Club has elected award-winning investigative reporter Nick McKenzie as its new President.

Read More

Statement from CEO Cathy Bryson

Challenges for Australian journalism have become a constant

Read More

Life member receives Queen's birthday honour

The Melbourne Press Club congratulates life member Mike Smith on being awarded an OAM

Read More

Statement: The MPC grieves for more losses in print media with the announcement of cuts at News Corp

The news of more job losses in our sector with News Corp Australasia's announcement today breaks our heart.

Read More

Statement: MPC applauds ruling out of charges against Annika Smethurst

The Melbourne Press Club applauds the ruling out of charges against journalist Annika Smethurst by the Australian Federal Police.

Read More

Statement: Lamenting the loss of 20 editorial jobs at online news site 10 Daily

Less than a week after we noted the closure of the Australian BuzzFeed newsroom, we are disappointed that 20 editorial jobs will be lost on Friday this week at the online news site, 10 Daily.

Read More

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

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

Subscribe to our mailing list

Keep up to date with all our events, announcements and special offers.