Friendship Club for Women


“Painting by Kay McFarlane Smith, titled Lazy Day at Newcastle Beach”

Welcome to The Ionian Club Newcastle Inc. 


The Newcastle Ionian Club is a social club for women resident in Newcastle and surrounding districts, primarily for those who are, or have been, newcomers to the area.  Our Club belongs to a network that exists throughout Australia, with one club operating in London (UK).  The first club was formed in Launceston in 1946 and gradually spread to other cities, with the Newcastle Club being founded in 1983.

The Ionian organisation provides an opportunity for women to make friends and find those who share similar interests.  It has no commercial, political, religious or charity group affiliations.  As with all clubs within the organisation, fellowship, friendship and fun are the basic ingredients of the Newcastle Ionian Club.  (Most clubs, however, including the Newcastle club, will usually do some fundraising for charity throughout the year).

Our club membership is drawn from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley. 

To learn more about Ionians and our club, visit the ‘How it Began’ and ‘Information’ sections.

For additional information you can email our secretary by visiting our contact page by clicking here.