Patron: Mrs Kaye de Jersey

In 1919 a group of women began the Lyceum Club in Brisbane to share and develop their interests in art, literature, music, science, education, journalism and current affairs.

Club SignThe Club is apolitical and non-sectarian and members enjoy:

* Use of the Club Rooms in Brisbane CBD

* Opportunities to continue lifelong learning

* Participation in special interest groups (Circles) which include: Art, 3 Book Groups, Cinema, Evening Discussion Group, Mah-Jong, Music, Needlework & Textiles, Poetry, Travel, Theatre, Sunshine Coast Group, and a Winter Walking Group

* A varied program of lectures by experts

* Friendships engendered by sharing mutual interests

* Club Library

* Being welcomed at 73 Lyceum Clubs worldwide

* Reciprocal accommodation

* International and national conferences


Lyceum Subscriptions are now due for renewal: Members go to the Members Only page for the Renewal Form


The Club is a member of

 The Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs Incorporated (AALC)  

The Secretariat of The AALC is hosted on a rotational basis by the member clubs. The Lyceum Club Brisbane Inc. is the organising Club 2014-2016.

There are Lyceum Clubs in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Club members enjoy reciprocal privileges and in some cases, accommodation.

Adelaide Lyceum  facebook and email address

Karrakatta Club (Perth) website and email address or email address

Melbourne Lyceum website and email address

Sydney Lyceum website and email address

The AALC hosts a three day conference in a different city every three years. The next conference will be held in Sydney in 2018.
All members are welcome to attend these conferences.


Through its membership of The Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs Incorporated, the Club enjoys membership of

International Association of Lyceum Clubs

Through the International Association of Lyceum Clubs, Lyceum in Brisbane has links with clubs in many European countries, New Zealand and North America. Members may visit these clubs and also meet other members at triennial International Congresses.

For more information go to the IALC website


Club Activities


Special Events


 Annual Lyceum Lecture

The Lyceum Lecture is presented by an eminent Australian woman to members and guests at a dinner. The Lyceum Lecture began in 1998. A woman, pre-eminent in her profession and from anywhere in Australia is invited to speak on a topic of her choice which reflects the interests of Lyceum, that is art, literature, music, science, education journalism and current affairs.

The 2016  Lyceum Lecture will be held Friday, 19 August 2016

Speaker: Professor Jenny Stow, Deputy Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at The University of Queensland

Theme: women and art in science, including current innovation of IMB

Invitation and RSVP Form are available on the Members Only page.


The Christmas Morning Tea

highlights the Club’s Lyceum Singers and the winner of Doreen Ord Lyceum Club Prize – Classical Voice.

The 2016 Christmas Morning Tea will held on Monday 5 December


The Anniversary Luncheon

commemorates the founding of the Lyceum Club in Brisbane on Friday 2 May 1919 and is held annually in late April or early May.

The 97th Anniversary Luncheon will be held 26 April 2016

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nora Amath, CAMS statewide coordinator, (Community Action for a Multicultural Society)

Members and their guests welcome. Members: Invitation and more information on the Members’ Only page. Prospective members: For more information about this function or any other matter email to


AALC (Australian) Triennial Conferences

The most recent Conference was held in Brisbane in October 2015

Click on Conferences for details.


IALC Cultural Days

The recent Cultural Days were held in Berlin

19 – 22 May 2015

More details Berlin 2015

Next Cultural Days will be in Paris, France (2017) and Oulu, Finland (2018)


IALC Triennial Congresses

The Next Congress will be held in Amsterdam

11 – 17 May 2016

More details at Amsterdam 2016