The Macleay Island Progress Association was founded over 50 years ago with the broad objective of fostering the wellbeing of our Island. 

Membership is open to Island residents over 18 years and monthly meetings to discuss relevant issues and hear speakers (eg Councillors, MP’s) are usually held on the last Saturday of each month. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Lobbying all levels of Government for improvements to our services and infrastructure for our Island population (which now grows rapidly as the many vacant blocks are built upon) is a significant feature of the Association’s work.

Macleay Island Library

The Library building was acquired from Council a few years ago and repaired and rebuilt by volunteers, it is a welcoming place run largely by volunteers. It houses some 11,000 books, DVD’s and computer facilities for public use.

Library Hours

  • Monday        9AM to 4PM
  • Tuesday        9AM to 4PM
  • Wednesday  Closed
  • Thursday      9AM to 4PM
  • Friday           9AM to 12 Noon 
  • Saturday      9AM to 12 Noon

Community Centre

Beyond managing the Progress Hall and hiring it out for regular and casual events the Progress Association has been the driving force behind several projects including the recent regneration of the jetty.  We continue to listen to local islanders and act as a voice on their behalf of  infrastructure matters impacting island life.

  • We have several permanent sub-committees within the Macleay Island Progress Association which all contribute to improving the island lifestyle.
  • The Macleay Island Community Library – a friendly environment providing a range of materials to residents and also housing historical items for Macleay Island
  • The Bloomers – a social group for over 55 folk.  Meet on the 4th Friday of the month and also venture beyond the island on outings.
  • The Beautification group – keeping our foreshore clean and tidy, making sure we have a welcoming green entrance to our island.
  • Macleay Entertainment Group a loose-knit group of people with an interest in creating live entertainment for the SMBI Islands.


As an Incorporated body, a membership fee is required to have an official voice in the decisions of the Association. (eg voting at an Annual General Meeting.) We maintain a low membership fee of $5 to cover such costs as Public Liability Insurance  All residents are welcome to participate in the forums of the Association and membership is not a prerequisite to attend public meetings.

Progress Hall Hire

Are you interested in hiring the Progress Hall for an upcoming event? View our Hall Terms and Conditions and Facilities Hire Rates.

Calendar of Events

Contact MIPA

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