2018 - 2019 National Australian Probus Photographic Competition



Proudly brought to you by Trade Travel, your senior group touring and travel specialists since 1990 and proud national Sponsor of Probus South Pacific Limited since 2005.


The theme of the Probus South Pacific 2018 - 2019 National Photographic Competition is:

"Probus in Action"

So get your camera out and take a shot at being in the running to win part of the amazing prize pool of more than $22,000

First prize, valued at $11,000: Mauritius Escape for two, including airfares.

Second prize, valued at $4,000: An Outback experience to Longreach.

Third prize, valued at $3,400: A four night escape to Norfolk Island.

Fourth prize, valued at $3,000: A five night holiday at Netanya Noosa Resort.

Fifth prize, valued at $1,000: A NSW Country escape at Angourie Resort.

Sixth prize, valued at $1,000: A getaway at Tamar Valley Resort.

Visit the photographic competition page for more information.


Award for Literary Excellence 2018/19

Do you have the write stuff?

The Probus Literary Award was launched in the June/ July 2018 issue and will run until the February/ March 2019 issue of Active Retirees magazine in Australia.

Probus Club members are encouraged to submit poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, jokes and recipes.

Each issue the editorial piece featured in Active Retirees magazine will win a $400 Golden Chain voucher.


How to enter

Email your submission to [email protected]

Post: Editor
Active Retirees magazine
PO Box 20154, World Square, Sydney NSW 2002

Terms and Conditions

  1. All entrants must be a financial Probus Club member in Australia and a member of an accredited Probus club in Australia.
  2. Entries submitted must be written by the person submitting the editorial.


Discover the fascinating history, culture and scenic beauty of Tahiti’s remote Marquesas Islands with the working freighter, Aranui 5.  This ruggedly beautiful archipelago has inspired many artists including Paul Gauguin and they remain uncommercialised and naturally stunning.

Proudly sponsored by Ultimate Cruising.

Ultimate Luxury Cruising And Adventure


Your Aranui 5 Tahiti cruise package suits those looking for soft adventure and is fully inclusive of:

  • return economy class airfares ex Sydney/Melbourne or Brisbane to Papeete
  • transfer from Papeete airport to accommodation
  • pre/post cruise accommodation
  • transfer from accommodation to wharf
  • 12 night Aranui 5 freighter cruise ex Papeete
  • all meals on board including glass of wine with lunch and dinner
  • shore excursions throughout


To enter Click here.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter is Ultimate Travel Group (ABN: 24 003 926 369) of Unit C19, 38-48 Macarthur St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, 2007 Australia  (Promoter).
  2. This competition is a game of skill.
  3. All entrants must be a financial Probus Club member in Australia and a member of an accredited Probus club in Australia.
  4. Eligible entrants are restricted to one per household.
  5. The competition commences Tuesday 28th August 2018 and closes 5.00pm (AEST) on Thursday 31st January, 2019. Entries will be deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission by the entrant.
  6. To enter, entrants must go in person to during the open period and provide an answer to the question. Incomplete or automated entries will be disqualified. Multiple entries from the same IP address, same email address or from automated competition entry services are invalid.
  7. Promoter accepts no responsibility for entry coupons not received for whatever reason.
  8. The winner will be announced by Probus South Pacific Limited.
  9. Whilst best efforts will be made to contact the winners, in the event that for any reason the winners cannot be notified after reasonable attempts, the prize may be re-allocated. Relocation will be based on remaining competition entrants.
  10. Travel is on the Aranui 5 - Voyage 18/2019. This is a 17 Day/16 night package – including the 12 night Aranui 5 cruise. Departure from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane will be Tuesday 5 November 2019. Return to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane will be Thursday 28 November 2019. The prize is valid for this cruise only and the cruise departure date can not be changed.
  11. The prize is valid for two persons on a twin share basis – however single travel by one person on a solo basis is permissible.
  12. The prize winner must provide full details of the person(s) traveling, including passport numbers and validity dates, within 1 month of advice of prize winner. Other booking forms will then be sent for completion.
  13. Travel Insurance is essential. This is not included. Full details of comprehensive cover for all travellers must be provided before final travel documentation and tickets will be released.
  14. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash, or used in conjunction with any other offer.
  15. By entering the competition, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify promoter from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  16. By entering the competition, the member may receive information from Ultimate Cruises about their range of worldwide tours available.   

Win an 8 Day New Zealand Taste of the North Island Tour for 2 valued at over $5700*

Proudly brought to you Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist. Grand Pacific Tours offers a range of all inclusive, value for money holidays with 5 styles of touring to suit all interests. Whether you are marvelling at the spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords or simply relaxing in a thermal pool, New Zealand is magical by coach.

YOUR PRIZE FOR 2 INCLUDES Return airfares, meet and greet on arrival with return airport transfers in NZ, modern coach travel with a professional Coach Captain, 7 nights hotel accommodation with 3 two night stays, all sightseeing and attractions including city sights tours of Wellington and Auckland and 12 meals.

TO ENTER simply tell us in 30 words or less why New Zealand would be magical on a coach holiday. Download the Entry form here.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is a game of skill.
  2. Competition closes on 31 January 2019.
  3. All entrants must be a financial Probus Club member in Australia and a member of an accredited Probus club in Australia.
  4. Eligible entrants may submit multiple entries on the original coupon.
  5. Only the original coupon will be accepted.
  6. Prize is non transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash, or used in conjunction with any other offer.
  7. Prize includes airfares from major Australian Ports on Air New Zealand direct services (excluding air taxes payable by the prize winner).
  8. Flights are based on availability, otherwise surcharges will apply.
  9. Prize must be taken on the advertised tour and travel by 31 May 2019. Should only one person redeem the prize, the value will be from $3609 (based on a single room).
  10. The winner will be announced by Probus South Pacific Limited. 
  11. PSPL accepts no responsibility for entry coupons not received by 5.00pm (AEST) on Thursday 31st January, 2019.


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