The Committee, led by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum. These were last revised and registered in 2007.

The outcome is a draft set of rules which are comprehensive, easy to read, compliant with current legislation and reflective of current practices. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules by clicking here and can view the current approved rules by clicking here

Board and Staff

The Melbourne Athenaeum is an incorporated association governed by a committee of management,

Office bearers are elected annually at the AGM and one third of the general committee positions are declared vacant at the AGM.

The association's principal activity is to manage a heritage building, provide a recreational library for members, manage an archive and encourage interest in the organisation and its activities.



The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria


Committee of Management

Office Bearers

President:                Don Smith

Vice-President:        Barbara Gliddon

Treasurer:                Kevin Quigley

General Committee

Peter Buckingham, Marianne Dunham, Christine Gibbs, Chris Johnson, Matthew Balmford, Sue Reynolds, Anne Wallace


Financial Management

David Pryor, accountant

Caroline Debevc, bookkeeper


Business Manager

Sue Westwood


Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Lawana Coulson



Senior Librarian

Fiona Malcolm

Library and Operations Lead

Jill Semmens


James Baker

Library Staff

Aubrey Flood, Shannon Parsons


Perry Anderson, Lea Beranek, Rhonda Crandle, Norma Gates, Lynne Johnston, Moyra McAllister, Thomas McCrossan, Pat Miller, Susan Munro



Archive Volunteers

Kimberley Hughes, Christine Perkins