About the Club

The Weld Club is a private social club. Established in 1871 the Club took its name from that of its first patron, the then Governor of Western Australia, later Sir Frederick Weld GCMG. Among the fifty founding members were the Chief Justice, the Colonial Secretary, the Surveyor General, the Colonial Treasurer, the private secretary to the Governor, several members of the Legislative Council and the Commissioner of Police.

The present Club House, is a two-story Federation Queen Anne style brick and timber construction with a prominent tower belvedere, located in landscaped grounds opposite the Supreme Court of Western Australia, at the corner of Barrack Street and The Esplanade. It was built in 1892 to the design of prominent Perth architect soldier J J Talbot Hobbs (later Lieutenant General Sir John Talbot Hobbs, KCB, KCMG, VD, Commander of the 5th Australian Division in the Great War). The building is listed by the Heritage Council of Western Australia.