Probus Club Page

History of Probus

Probus originated in the U.K. in 1965. The first Probus Clubs were formed in New Zealand in 1974, and in Australia in 1976. Probus has filled a need for today’s active retirees, so much so that the growth has been phenomenal. It is now a world-wide movement in over 22 countries.

Probus is a non-profit social club dedicated to promoting the development of friendship and acquaintance and the advancement of intellectual interests of its members. As at July 2009, there are 1796 Probus Clubs in Australia.

The Warialda Probus Club

The Warialda Combined Probus Club was formed in 2005 as an off-shoot of the local Rotary Club who saw a need for retirees in the district for a social group. Probus provides an excellent opportunity for retirees to extend friendships and participate in outings. There are approximately 70 active members in the group with an average of 25 members attending each meeting or outing.

The Warialda Probus club meets every 3rd Monday at the Warialda Tourist Information Centre at 9:30 am for a 10.00 am start. Meeting cost is $6.00 per person (for morning tea). There is a visiting speaker, if possible, at most meetings and outings are arranged mostly on a monthly basis.

Office Bearers

President: Brenda Rolfe  (02 6729 1188)
Secretary: Ken Brookes  (02 6729 1346)
Treasurer: Pauline Baker  (02 6729 2829)
Tourism & Travel Officer:  Robbie Burge  (02 6729 1272 or 0448 291 274)

Calendar of Events

Combined Probus Club of Warialda Program 2018


Meeting: Monday 19th February, 2018

Outing: Thursday 22nd February, 2018

Royal Hotel Warialda noon.

Cost: 2 course meal. $25.00



Meeting: Monday 19th March, 2018

Outing: Thursday 22nd March, 2018

Sunflower Motel. Warialda. Noon.

Maximum 22 people.

Cost: 2 course meal. $25.00



Meeting: Monday 16th April, 2018

Outing: Mudgee Monday 9th April – Friday 13th April.

Accomodation: Aden Comfort Inn.

1 Sydney Road,


Cost: 7 days, 6 nights. Double 0r Twin $706.00

7 days 6 nights. Single $865.00

Visiting, Gulgong, Mudgee, Rlystone, Kandos.



Meeting: Monday 21st May, 2018

Outing: Thursday 24th May, 2018

Golden Grain Hotel. Pallamallawa. Noon

Cost: 2 Course meal + Bus $55.00



Meeting: Monday 18th June, 2018

Outing: Thursday 21st June, 2018

Gravesend Hotel

Cost: 2 course meal $25.00



Meeting: Monday 16th July, 2018

Outing: Thursday 19th July, 2018.

Xmas in July. Playhouse Hotel. Barraba.

Cost: Meal + Bus. $70.00

Ring through 0427821344 Andrew by 8/7/18 Numbers.



Meeting: Monday 20th August, 2018

Outing: Thursday 23rd August, 2018

Imperial Hotel Bingara. Noon.

Cost: 2 Course meal. $25.00



Meeting: Monday 17th September,2018

Outing: Sunday 9th September, 2018

Capitol Theatre Tamworth. 2pm

Melinda Schneider, Great Woman of Jazz.

Cost: Show + Bus. $90.00


Outing: Thursday 20th September, 2018

Australian Café. Inverell.

Cost: 2 Course Meal + Bus. $60.00



Meeting: Meeting 15th October, 2018

Outing: Thursday 18th October, 2018

Delungra Hotel

Cost: 2 Course meal $25.00



Meeting: Monday 19th November, 2018

Outing: Friday 9th November-Saturday 17th November,

Merimbula Sapphire Coast. NSW

Staying: Sir Frances Drake , Heatherbrae.

Pelican Motor Inn, Merimbula.

Visiting: Eden, Pambula, Merimbula,Bega

Combargo,Central Tilba, Bermagui, Tathra,

Cost: Warialda to Warialda.

Double or Twin. $1300.00

Single $1500.00



Meeting: December. None.

Outing: Thursday 13th December, 2018

Goondiwindi. Town House

Xmas Lunch.

Cost: Bus $55.00 Lunch price yet to come



Photo Gallery


Wollomombi Falls



Bus trip to Belligen



Standing Stones, Glen Innes



Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Hunter Valley Gardens



Trial of Ned Kelly, Glenrowan


Any active retirees interested in joining are welcome to contact any of the office bearers listed above.