The Committee, led by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum. These were last revised and registered in 2007.

The outcome is a draft set of rules which are comprehensive, easy to read, compliant with current legislation and reflective of current practices. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules by clicking here and can view the current approved rules by clicking here



  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • A Quiet Place to Work or Study
  • Browsing the Shelves
  • Archives Display

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • 1940 Brochure
  • Art Gallery circa 1970
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Chess Club 1924

Building History


  • Marcus Clarke Lecture
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Artist in Residence
  • Artist in Residence

Event Photos