The Australian Club, Sydney
So exclusive is The Australian Club, membership is by invitation only and its website is members-only access. The oldest Gentlemen’s club in the southern hemisphere, this establishment boasts an extremely rich history and has some of Australia’s most influential figures on its books.
Top surgeons, academics and businessmen continue to make up the clientèle with notable names including founder of World Series Cricket, Kerry Packer and former Prime Minister John Howard.
Australia’s most prominent and successful men have graced the entrance of this club. They include the founders of the University of Sydney, William Wentworth and Sir Charles Nicholson, Sydney’s leading judges and barristers as well as media tycoons, academic minds and medical pioneers. Known mostly by its address, 165 Macquarie Street, elite is the name of the game here. One cannot enter without invitation but despite its name, women are allowed in but cannot hold a membership. Become a part of this club and one should be exposed to Australia’s most prolific people.