The Lansdowne Club was formed in 1986 by a group of Irish born business people living in Australia. At the time there was no Irish business orientated focal point and this void was filled by the Lansdowne Club. The Club has developed significantly over the past twenty nine years. Today, many of our members hold significant positions within the largest corporations in Australia covering hundreds of industries. Our membership numbers are now close to 2,000 and are detailed in our online membership data base.
The Lansdowne Club organise events on a regular basis, to allow new arrivals and members opportunities to meet, make friends and to network in a friendly, supportive environment. The two feature yearly events run by the Club for members and friends are the St Patrick's day lunch generally held on the Friday before St Patrick's Day and the Lansdowne Club Golf Classic in held in August. The lunch is one of the biggest business lunches in world, with over 1,300 tickets sold every year, the event sells out in about two weeks every year.
Other events run by the club include speaker nights, quiz nights and black & white Ball,members dinners and breakfasts. Past speakers include leading Irish business people including economist David McWilliams, Mike Malone founder of IINET, Philip Cronin, Director sales Intel Asia Pacific, Pat O'Sullivan, Creel Price & Rogue Trader Nick Leeson. The Club also hosts informal monthly networking drinks normally held on the first Thursday of the month in the CBD from 5.30 - 9.00 pm.