About the Club

Located in Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s stylish shopping and business precinct, the Club is situated minutes away from world-class restaurants, theatres and sporting facilities.

Contemporary and traditional styles combine in a working harmony at the Athenaeum Club offering our members and reciprocal guests all the accommodation comforts one would expect from a modern five-star hotel and the ambience of one of Melbourne’s most respected clubs. Similarly, members have access to over 140 clubs in Australia and overseas through the Club’s reciprocal network.

Who may use the Club?

  • Members;
  • Guests introduced by a member;
  • Club and private function attendees;
  • Reciprocal club members and accompanying guests.

Club Location and Parking

The Club has negotiated preferential rates for Club members with Le Garage (Greenco Parking), conveniently located behind the Club.  View website or map here

Please contact the Concierge upon arrival at the Club to obtain the pre-paid vouchers.

Le Garage Car Park Address
114 Flinders Street (also accessible from Flinders Lane)
Evening rate: $11 from 4:00pm
Daily rate: $21 for 24-hours
From Distance Time
Melbourne Airport 20km 30 mins
CBD 200 metres 3 min walk
Tram 10 metres Club door
Railway Station 200 metres 3 min walk

Dress Codes


Monday to Friday

At all times members and gentlemen guests are required to wear tailored trousers, long sleeve jacket, collared shirt and tie.

Ladies attire to reflect the formality of the Club and the occasion.
No denim is permitted.
6:00am Saturdays to 2:00am Mondays – smart casual.
Ladies attire to reflect the formality of the Club and the occasion.
No denim is permitted.

Business casual – long sleeve jacket, collared shirt and no tie.
Smart casual – collared long sleeve shirt, tailored trousers (incl. Chinos), no jacket or tie required (no jeans, shorts, polo or short sleeve shirts, sandals or sports shoes).
Ladies attire to reflect the formality of the Club and the occasion.

In the areas listed below, the following dress codes apply:

Athena Room
7:00am to 9:00am – smart casual
9:00am to 5:00pm – jacket and tie
5:00pm to 10:00pm – business casual.

Breakfast – smart casual.
Lunch – business casual, jacket optional. Smart casual accepted.

Billiards Room
Removal of jackets is acceptable during play; however, jackets must be worn when departing the Billiards Room at any time and in all other areas of the Club.

All accommodation guests may enter and exit the Club in casual attire.

Business Centre
Before 9:00am – smart casual
9:00am to 5:00pm – long sleeve jacket and tie, business casual for accommodation guests only
5:00pm to 10:00pm – business casual.

A member using the gymnasium may enter and exit via the front entrance in his sporting attire before 9:00am and after 5:30pm. During this time, access to the Basement area can also be via the back door located in Chester Lane. Members must change into appropriate attire to exit via the front entrance at all other times.


The Athenaeum Club is one of Australia’s oldest and finest private social clubs, confident in its heritage and traditions yet enlightened and contemporary in its outlook. For gentlemen of good character, it upholds the core principles of courtesy and consideration for others, formality, impeccable values and behavior, together with total respect for fellow members’ privacy. Its members are drawn from the fields of science, business, literature, the arts, the learned professions and the public service.

Membership is multi-generational, multi-sector and multi-interest, large enough for a rich diversity yet small enough for members to be able to know a good cross-section of other members.

The benefits of membership and the facilities on offer to members are extensive. Partners, family and friends of members are very welcome to participate in a wide range of Club activities.

Athenaeum Club App Access For Reciprocal Members

Our mobile app provides reciprocal members with instant access to enquire and book accommodation at the Club at your convenience.  View room options and reciprocal member rates on the go!

No member login required – access to accommodation and Club information for reciprocal members is via the public area of the app.  Simply click on the accommodation icon and away you go!

Download the Athenaeum Club App by searching for the Athenaeum Club in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Private Functions

The Club is a wonderful venue to host a special event, celebrating the many milestones in one’s life.

For more information please contact our Private Functions Manager on 03 9653 2763 or complete online enquiry form