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Membership

Take your place amongst the investigators, storytellers and culture shapers of our nation, and make the National Press Club of Australia your home away from home.

An iconic Canberra venue providing a premium social setting for professionals, the National Press Club hosts public debates and private discussions that shape Australia today and into the future. 

As a vigorous champion of media freedom, we want your help in holding the world’s decision makers to account. 

Club membership is not just for journalists. Membership is available to anyone who wants access to exciting social occasions, first-class business facilities and a front row seat to the national conversation.
 

Corporate Membership


You will enjoy unique access to the media and political spheres complementing your particular policy and advocacy priorities. Aligning your brand with the National Press Club is an opportunity for unparalleled engagement in the Australian political debate and announces that your organisation is part of the business culture in Canberra. 

Full Membership

Available to working and retired journalists, or those who are making, or have made, a journalistic contribution.

Available to working and retired journalists, or those who are making, or have made, a journalistic contribution, as deemed by the Board. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members. A joining fee of $50 applies for New Full Members.

 

 

 

Full Membership Investment per annum: $165


 

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Voting rights at the AGM;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

Affiliate Membership

Available to individuals who are not journalists but with an ardent interest in the Speaker Address program.

Available to individuals who are not journalists but with an interest in the Speaker Address program. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members. A joining fee of $50 applies for New Affiliate Members.

 

 

 

Affiliate Membership Price: $165

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Live music performances in The Club Lounge on Thursday and Friday nights;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

 

Diplomatic Membership

Available to individuals from overseas diplomatic missions currently serving at an Embassy in Australia.

Available to individuals from overseas diplomatic missions currently serving at an Embassy in Australia. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members. A joining fee of $50 applies for New Diplomatic Members.

 

 

 

Diplomatic Membership Price: $165

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Live music performances in The Club Lounge on Thursday and Friday nights;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

Social Membership

Available for new members and Canberra locals, seeking a community of professionals in a premium social setting.

Available only to new members who are Canberra locals, wanting to participate in social member events.  

 

 

 

Social Membership Price: $85

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, excluding the National Press Club Address. Subject to availability social members may still book tickets to the National Press Club Addresses as non-member rates;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Live music performances in The Club Lounge on Thursday and Friday nights;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club; and
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and special.

Sydney - Voting Membership

Available to working and retired journalists who reside in the greater Sydney metropolitan area seeking special access to Press Club events.

Available to working and retired journalists who reside in the greater Sydney metropolitan area. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Sydney - Voting Membership Price: $65

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Access to Sydney Press Club events in Sydney, and;
  • Voting rights at the AGM;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

 

Sydney Membership

Available to individuals who are not journalists and reside in the greater Sydney metropolitan are seeking special access to Press Club events.

Available to individuals who are not journalists and reside in the greater Sydney metropolitan area. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Sydney Membership Price: $65

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Access to Sydney Press Club events in Sydney, and;
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

 

Country - Voting Membership

Available to working and retired journalists who reside more than 80km from The National Press Club seeking special access to Press Club events.

Available to working and retired journalists who reside more than 80km from The National Press Club. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Country - Voting Membership Price: $65

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Live music performances in The Club Lounge on Thursday and Friday nights;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.
     

Country Membership

Available to individuals who are not journalists and reside more than 80km from The National Press Club seeking special access to Press Club events.

Available to individuals who are not journalists and reside more than 80km from The National Press Club. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Country Membership Price: $65

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

Overseas Membership

Available to members who declare in writing that they will reside outside of Australia for a period of six months or more.

Available to members who declare in writing that they will reside outside of Australia for a period of six months or more. You must be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Overseas Membership Price: $40

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

 

Student Membership

Available to full time students with an interest in the Speaker Address program.

Available to full time students with an interest in the Speaker Address program. Student members must present a valid student identification card and be proposed and seconded by existing members.

 

 

 

Student Membership Price: $40

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

 

Parliamentary Membership

Available to federal parliamentary members and their staff.

Available to federal parliamentary members and their staff. Applications of this kind can be made by contacting membership@npc.org.au and providing your details. This membership is supported by our Principal Sponsor Westpac.

Benefits of this membership:

  • Priority booking and discounted tickets for all club events, including the highly; influential, news-making National Press Club Addresses;
  • Discounts on transcripts and recordings of speaker luncheons;
  • Invitation rights to have guests join you and enjoy The Club’s facilities;
  • Access to free Wifi, Australian newspapers and subscription publications;
  • Live music performances in The Club Lounge on Thursday and Friday nights;
  • Entry to special food and wine events hosted at The Club;
  • Access to exclusive member-only wine sales and specials; and
  • Reciprocal rights with international press clubs around the world.

Membership Benefits

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