Toastmasters International | Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Site

Toastmasters International is a not for profit training organisation that focuses on communication and leadership development.To learn more about Toastmasters International, please visit www.toastmasters.org.

There are over 800 clubs with over 17,000 members throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Toastmasters International is a not for profit training organisation that focuses on communication and leadership development.


There are over 800 clubs with over 17,000 members throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Toastmasters International is a not for profit training organisation that focuses on communication and leadership development.


Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the clubs so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

The environment at a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive, and the self paced programme allows you to build confidence with each speaking and leadership assignment.

Each club has its own unique style. Some clubs may have a particular focus –such as the aged, the young corporate or recipients of the Maguire programme - , or may have entry requirements – employees of sponsoring businesses or level of speaking ability. Most clubs meet every couple of weeks for 1-3 hours. The meetings are run in a structured way so everyone may have an opportunity to speak. You are welcome to visit clubs in your area to see how they work and which one suits you. We recommend you contact them beforehand in case they are having a special event away from the normal venue.

When you join a club, you will receive your New Member Kit and be assigned a mentor to help you to settle in and get through your first speaking roles.

When you apply yourself at a Toastmasters club, you will be amazed at how quickly your communication and leadership skills improve.

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