Our Club Charter

Lions have been a part of the Australian community since 1947.

The Queenscliff - Point Lonsdale Lions Club was chartered on the 12th of June, 1961 is a mixed Club with both male and female members and is a proud part of the Queenscliff; Point Lonsdale and Marcus Hill communities.

The Club is actively involved in community work within the Borough of Queenscliffe, and distributing more than $100,000 in recent years (2009 - 2020) to charities, welfare and community groups.

Our club extends a warm welcome to visitors to our Club Website. Lions of the Queenscliff - Point Lonsdale Lions Club are members of Lions Clubs International, a community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why.

Fellowship, good times, meeting people, building friendships, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development - these are just some of the benefits of being a member of the largest service club in the world.


About our Towns and District

Our town's proud history (courtesy Queenscliff Historical Society.)

The site of the township of Queenscliff has been known to Europeans since the discovery of Port Phillip by A/g Lieut, John Murray in 1802 and the visit by Mathew Flinders shortly after, but the only recorded early landing on the town site was by scientists from Flinders party.

European settlement dates back to 1838 when George Tobin built huts on the beach and began pilot operations with a whale boat and four men. 

The early origins of Point Lonsdale date back to 1863 when the first lighthouse for mariners was erected with the area now occupied by the township was established as a battery reserve used in the defence of the then young colony.

Today, both towns host a small permanent populations, with fishing and tourism the key industries, yet both town's play host to many visitors from intrastate, interstate and overseas. Indeed both Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are popular with many Melbournian's and people from other towns and cities who have established holiday homes.

While Queenscliff is the terminus of the Bellarine Highway (B110) a scheduled daily passenger / vehicle ferries provides a link to the Mornington Peninsula township of Sorrento offering visitors the opportunity to circumnavigate Port Phillip Bay.

The Bellarine Peninsula Tourist Railway a narrow gauge railway which operates frequent services between the towns of Queenscliff and Drysdale is a very popular tourist attraction.


Our Club activities - a cross section
  • Borough of Queenscliffe Christmas Tree (with Rotary Club)
  • assisting Borough of Queenscliffe Australia Day celebrations
  • assisting with Cottage By The Sea annual fundraiser
  • support Geelong Hot Rodders annual "Show and Shine" event
  • financial support for many local clubs and organisations including :-
    • Coast Guard
    • Surf Club
    • Schools, football, netball, tennis clubs
  • financial support for many Lions Foundations including:-
    • Disaster relief – local, national and international
    • Cancer research (especially childhood cancer)
    • Eye health research
    • Bionic Ear research
  • support youth projects including :-
    • Youth Exchange
    • Peace Poster
    • Lions Licola wilderness camp (Gippsland)
  • Fund raising :-
    • BBQ’s


Rewards for Service

Lion's club members do not serve others in order to receive rewards. Their reward lies in the satisfaction of helping others in need and in improving the life of others in the community who are less fortunate than themselves.

The following Lions members have been recognized for their outstanding service to the Lions Organisation and their local community.

Melvin Jones Fellowships
  • Lion Ron Ick
  • Lion Phil Newey
  • Lion Fred Williams
  • Lion Alan Bell
  • Lion Adrian Miles
  • Lion Dennis Clarke
  • PDG John Thorpe
James D. Richardson Certificate Award
  • Lion Phil Newey
  • Lion Garth Stephenson
  • Lion Adrian Miles
  • PDG John Thorpe
Alan J.Holding Memorial Award
  • Lion Bill Reid
  • Lion David Walker
  • Lion Ian Miller
Dr Harry Jenkins Fellow
  • PDG John Thorpe
Barry Palmer Fellow
  • PDG John Thorpe
Borough of Queenscliffe Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award
  • Lion Ron Ick (2007)

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