Information and FAQs

Guide to Dress Code

Members are expected to dress in a manner that reflects the professional and business oriented nature of the club. Members are reminded of their responsibility in ensuring that their own attire and that of their guests conform to the standards required.
These regulations are interpreted in the spirit of common sense and Management are directed to interpret dress standards at their discretion.

Not Acceptable:

  • Bare feet.
  • Singlets.
  • Torn or dirty clothing.
  • Work clothing (E.g. Overalls, Fluorescent Vests etc.).
  • Sporting uniforms.
  • Provocative clothing and provocative slogans.
  • Rubber thongs.
Acceptable Casual Wear:

Acceptable casual wear is broad-ranging and includes:

  • Neat denim garments.
  • Mid length shorts worn with appropriate dress sandals or shoes.

Fashions are constantly changing and that means our interpretation of acceptable dress may also change. Again, common sense prevails.

Thank you


The National Press Club carpark is for members only (your membership card provides access for entry) nearby parking is available at the Realm (24 underground parking) and at Little National.
Please provide a photo, short biography and brief synopsis of the speech to
Your submission will be presented to the Board for consideration at the next Board meeting for fit and suitability within the Speaker program.
Select the speaker you wish to see from our website and register from that page, completing all details as required. You will need your membership number and credit card details.
We have different levels of Membership ranging from Corporate Membership to Full Membership (for working media) to Social Membership (for those that want to enjoy the social aspect of the Club facilities such as LIVE music and restaurant and bar facilities.
Call us at the Club and we should be able to make the introduction for you.
As we are a licensed Club we do ask that you sign in your guests. Most people bring one or 2 guests unless they have booked a table in the restaurant for dinner and sign their guests in. If in doubt, please give us a call.
The member car park is only available to members when they are attending the Club during Club opening hours. The Club opens at 11am. If you are hosting a function at the Club that starts before the usual Club opening hours, please call us for access.
Yes you can, if you are signed in by a member of the Club, or visiting from interstate.
Yes you can, if you are signed in my a member of the Club, or you might like to consider a social membership.
Professional Business wear and Acceptable Casual Wear.
Acceptable casual wear is broad-ranging and includes: Neat denim garments and Mid length shorts worn with appropriate dress sandals or shoes.
Yes they are, please sign the register when you arrive.
The Club Lounge is an over 18 year old venue. Children may attend the speaker addresses or private functions at the venue.
The Club is open from 11am til late Monday to Friday. The Club is not open on weekends.
Column Restaurant is open from 12 – 2pm for lunch Monday to Friday and from 7pm – 9pm for dinner Wednesday to Friday.
The Club Lounge serves bar snacks from 12 – 2pm and from 5.30pm – 9pm Monday to Friday.
Yes we do on the Bourke Street side of the Club. There is a lift access to the Club Lounge at the front of the Club.
Yes we do, please call us or email us with your preferred dates and requirements.
The airport is approximately 6.5km away (about 10 minutes in a cab).
The National Press Club of Australia recommends Novotel Canberra as a CBD hotel option.
For rooms available nearby, there is Hotel Realm, the Burbury, Little National and also not far is Hotel Kurrajong.