Apex Clubs of Australia

Apex Clubs of Australia is a service club in Australia. One of its notable member is Donald Mackay, murdered Australian anti-drugs campaigner.[1] Apex organizes a range of activities such as public speaking and debating competitions, ute musters, B&S balls, etc.

Apex Clubs of Australia Brand
Sculpture located in Johnstone Park, Geelong marking the formation of the association

The first Apex Club was formed at Geelong in December 1930[2][3] by Ewan Laird, Langham Proud and John Buchan, in the middle of the Great Depression in Australia.[4] Until the early 1990s Apex only allowed male members, but the 2006 National Convention allow all members of both genders to their clubs.


  1. ^ "Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Mackay". Adb.online.anu.edu.au. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Geelong and district". The Argus (Melbourne) (27, 453). Victoria, Australia. 14 August 1934. p. 3. Retrieved 15 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Apex - Our History". Apex.org.au. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  4. ^ "At Geelong for Apex's 50th". Victor Harbour Times. 70 (3, 064). South Australia. 22 April 1981. p. 2. Retrieved 15 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.

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