Community Services and Clubs: Meetings and Activities
The Lions Club of Benalla was formed in late 1957 and received its Charter in March 1958. Also known as the City of Roses, due to the spring blooming of over 2000 rose species planted around the city.

Benalla is situated approximately 195 Kms (122Miles) north east of Victoria's capital city, Melbourne, and boasts many sites of interest within close proximity, among which are the State Gliding Centre, numerous wineries, lakes, the Weary Dunlop memorial and much more.

During the past 45 years the club has been actively involved in many worthwhile and interesting projects including construction of Youth Clubrooms, Kiosk, Shelters, School Camp, Street Seats, Carols By Candlelight, Christmas Cakes, Show gates, Race gates, Lion Mints, Youth Exchange, Driver Reviver, Monthly Car Boot Sale, Blue Light Disco and many more.

Some of our activities have been ongoing for over 30 years, like the provision of Street Seating begun in April 1958, Carols by Candlelight December 1962, Lion Mints 1960, the Street Caravan 1969 and Assisting in the upkeep of the 15 Mile Creek School Camp.

Along with the Lions Ladies Committee, the Benalla Lions Club disburses an average of $12,000 to local, national and international charities each year.

A current project that has been running since 2008 is the Car Boot Sale. Running every Lakeside Contact Peter 0448 399 227

Contact Details

Peter Poels
Ph: 0448 399-227

Postal Address

PO Box 20
Benalla Victoria 3672

Site Address

Meetings of Benalla Lions Club
25 Arundel Street
Benalla, Victoria 3672

Operating Days & Times

When: 6.30pm for 7pm Dinner on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Where: Benalla Bowls Club, Arundel Street,
Benalla (03) 5762 2094 Unless advised otherwise.
President: Peter Poels
Mobile: 0448 399 227

David Lowing
Mobile: 0427 504 221

Lester Watt
Mobile: 0438 624 424
Home: 03 5762 4424


Community members


Membership fees apply.

Age Ranges

18 years +

Wheelchair Access Provided


Other services Offered by Lions Club of Benalla Incorporated