MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB membership is open to everyone with an interest in the media. Members receive significant discounts on our annual Quills Awards dinner and frequent opportunities to network, debate current media issues and undertake professional development programs.

The Club runs other social and professional events and occasionally offers special discounts on goods and services through arrangements with sponsors or related activities. MPC members pay no fee for their first entry in the Quill Awards each year.

The Melbourne Press Club can help you meet your professional goals in several ways, including:

  • Significant discount to the annual Quill Awards Dinner.
  • One complimentary entry into the Quill Awards.
  • Access to resources and mentoring that support your professional development 
  • Special events focussed on skills acquisition and training, delivered by experienced journalists.
  • Opportunity to network and socialise at the MPC's events.
  • A monthly newsletter that contains industry news, latest research and job opportunities.  
  • Free Entry to Webinar events (see our upcoming events here

Membership rates are $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

The Club board approves all membership purchases, and retains the right to determine the appropriate membership category in each case.

[+] About journalist memberships


Journalist memberships are open to reporters, editors, photographers and camera crews, artists and designers and editorial production staff employed by recognised news outlets, and freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalistic work. Journalist memberships are also available to retired journalists not engaged in other regular employment.

Fill our our membership form and set a password. Once your login has been established, please click the 'Extend Membership' button to pay for and enact your 365 day membership.

A guide to renewing your membership

1. Go to our login page.

2. Enter the email address associated with your Melbourne Press Club account (most likely the email address club news emails are delivered to) and your chosen password. If you cannot remember your password, click the forgotten password link!

3. Once you are in the member portal, choose the 'Renew Membership' option. Follow the prompts to finalise your renewal.

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

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