Club #99 Est. 1952

About Apex - Who Are We & What Do We Do?

Apex Australia is a vibrant and energetic volunteer service organisation focused on harnessing the ideas, ideals and intelligence of younger Australians aged 18 to 45. We are an authentic Australian icon - established in 1931 and going strong. We have helped more than 200,000 younger Australians make a difference to their community, learn valued skills and make great friends.

The Apex story is one of fun, fellowship and friendship. We offer you the opportunity to give others a fair go, practical help and positive role models to reach their own potential. Its Apex, Its Australian! 

Apex volunteers can be located from Alice Springs to Wodonga, from Brisbane to Goondiwindi. They are lawyers, carpenters, school teachers, council workers, students and farmers. 

There is no typical Apexian - gender, geography and gainful employment are no guide as to why people joined or how they get involved. We have a policeman who project manages a statewide fashion show and a publican who runs a multi-layered national organisation. 
You can be an Apex member right now. Just use the contact link on this website and take the first step. 

Many of yesterday's new Apexians, often having joined soon after school, college or university, are today's medical researchers, managers, elected representatives and community leaders. Apex has made a difference to their lives and it can do the same for you. 

 Your local Club will offer you plenty of opportunities to help other Australians, make new friends, and gain skills in public speaking, leadership and communication.

Apex History in Warracknabeal

The Apex Logo - What does it mean?

The badge was designed by Co-Founder Ewen Laird in 1931. The badge is an equilateral triangle with the base representing CITIZENSHIP, one side representing SERVICE and the other representing FELLOWSHIP. The rays of the rising sun symbolise the rising generation of youth. Apexians wear it with pride.

The Ideals of the Association  of Apex Clubs: 

To make the ideal of service the basis of all enterprise 
To develop by example a more intelligent and aggressive citizenship 
To provide a means of forming enduring friendships, rendering  altruistic service and building better communities 
To promote international understanding and friendship 

The Invocation:
"For good food, for good fellowship and the privilege to serve we give thanks."

And What Does All That Mean? 

To make the ideal of service the basis of all enterprise
• To be of service to the community, and seek support of community groups to assist Apex in its service activities.
• To be of service to disadvantaged groups and individuals.
• From time to time, to be involved as groups of clubs in National Projects. 

To  develop by  example,  a  more  intelligent  and  aggressive citizenship
• To care, and be seen to care, for all individuals in society.
• To be active leaders in the community.
• To  establish  meaningful  relations with  other  organisations  so that  Apex  is aware of the needs of the community.
• To encourage pride in Australia and our heritage.
• To work to ensure the maximum possible opportunity for young Australians to fully develop their potential.
• To actively support youth organisations 

To provide a means of forming enduring friendships, rendering altruistic service and building better communities.
• To provide opportunities, wherever possible, for family involvement generally.
• To   provide   through   service   work, a   meaningful process   of   personal involvement and a sense of achievement for all Apex members.
• To  make  Apex  Membership  available  and  attractive  to  young  people  in Australia.
• To  provide  programs  offering a range of experiences  likely to encourage a greater commitment of Apexians to their membership of Apex. 

To promote International understanding and friendship. 
• To seek and provide opportunities for overseas service, international friendship  and overseas travel.
• To encourage Australians to seek a better appreciation of the cultural diversity of Australia.