The Value of Membership

The Melbourne Forum is a place for a diverse range of people to discuss social, economic, cultural, political and public policy issues of relevance to Melbourne.

Members have exclusive log-in access to digital content and discussions.

Melbourne Forum creates an inclusive and stimulating environment for members to engage with leading issues of the day. Members enjoy the opportunity to hear eminent leaders speak in intimate environments that encourage robust discussion and conversation with conversation leaders and other members.

Melbourne Forum members have the chance to engage in intellectually enlightened conversation and discussion with the idea to hear a range of perspectives and enjoy frank and respectful conversation about issues that matter.

We offer an opportunity for members to inform themselves, develop a deeper understanding of issues that impact not only Melbourne, but Australia and the world at large, and to find meaningful ways to contribute or potentially ‘make a difference’.

Looking to explore the issues of the day around a range of topics allows members to learn about diverse issues that lie outside their general sphere or areas of knowledge, making it a refreshing ‘time out’ from normal activities.

The Melbourne Forum proudly hosts events at a number of private dining rooms supporting Melbourne’s hospitality industry. We are proud to support local businesses and showcase the talent and quality in the Melbourne hospitality scene.

We also offer a highly professional, interactive digital program and a range of member-only interest groups.

Membership is limited to 250 members, and small events (often only 12 to 24 attendees) make it easy to meet and get to know fellow members.

The Melbourne Forum is a membership-based organisation. A membership fee, currently $540 plus GST, per annum is payable on 31st December. Our event program runs from February through November.  Members may choose the convenience of a multi-year subscription at a discount of the annual subscription. Discounts also exist for those who join mid-year.

A once-off joining fee of 50% of the annual membership fee applies.

Leadership Victoria alumni should contact us to discuss the benefits of our joint alliance.

What some of our members say:

“The Melbourne Forum offers a modern club experiencing new things in Melbourne.” – Yvonne von Hartel AM

“…a journey that opens our eyes and opens our minds.” – Bruce Hartnett AM

To learn how you can be part of the Melbourne Forum please contact