Hamilton Club provides a congenial atmosphere for like-minded members and guests to meet and relax in a unique historical environment. The Club welcomes suitable men and women for membership.
While members are mainly from western Victoria, a number of members live interstate or overseas. Although members were originally drawn from the pastoral industry and the professions, the Club membership has now become more diverse, including men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The driving force behind the establishment of the Hamilton Club was the first secretary, Alfred Tennyson Dickens, fourth son of novelist Charles Dickens. His father described Alfred as “a remarkable character, a combination of self-reliance, steadiness and adventurous spirit whom I had always proposed to send abroad”.