Abundant with history, Wagga RSL Club has been Wagga’s leading social meeting place for over 62 years. From an initial membership of just 381 people, the RSL Club has grown into a first class venue with membership in excess of 20,000 comprising of both service and associated members.
Over its long history the Wagga RSL Club has witnessed many events that have shaped not just this city, but also this nation. After years of investigation and debate Wagga RSL Club was opened on 3 September 1947 as the Returned Sailors Soldiers & Airmen’s Club at 157 Baylis Street.
The name was changed to the Wagga RSL Club on 24 May 1958 at the official opening of the Club on our present site of Goonigul & Dobbs Street.
There have been many physical changes along the way. In 1964-65 the first major renovations took place. From 1967-87 $2.2 million had been spent on improvements to the Club.
2001 saw the construction of the Wagga RSL Motel. The 46 room, luxury style Motel proved to be a great asset to the city of Wagga and a profitable entity for the Wagga RSL Club.
In 2004 the Wagga RSL Club provided a necessary lifeline to the Wagga City Golf Club. Substantial investment was made in upgrading the greens and clubhouse. The Wagga RSL Club ceased its involvement and financial assistance to the Wagga City Golf Club in 2008.
In 2005 major renovations were carried out to our major function areas supplying the latest in modern technology making it the perfect venue for weddings and corporate functions. 2007-2008 saw the $2 million construction of the outside balcony and terrace overlooking the MTC. This also involved upgrades to our entrance and foyer areas. This was a trying time for the Club but well worth the wait once construction was complete.
2009 saw perhaps the Clubs greatest change when the Board of Directors and members agreed to amalgamate with the Wagga Commercial Club. Great investment has gone into trying to ensure the Commercial Club is an inviting and comfortable venue to socialise.
The Club is committed to offering our members and guests the most stylish and comfortable venues possible and that’s why we are continually updating and upgrading our facilities on offer.
The Wagga RSL Club has changed with the times and will continue to evolve into a contemporary destination, without losing our unique identity, nor any of our traditional values.
Wagga RSL Club and Commercial Club Wagga offers a large entertainment and leisure complex with a range of members’ amenities, including dining, gaming, sports and an adjoining motel.
Wagga RSL Club
About your club
70 years ago Wagga RSL Club was formed as the RSS&A Club, located in Baylis Street. The name was changed to the RSL Club and officially opened at our present site, Dobbs Street, on Saturday 24 May 1958. Wagga RSL is a state of the art venue featuring a diverse selection of entertainment, dining, accommodation and function facilities.
The Club has seen many changes over the years, perhaps its greatest has been the amalgamation with the Commercial Club Wagga in 2009. This now gives our members and visitors the benefits and facilities of two premier clubs. You pay only $5 for the use of both clubs and all their facilities and services. There is no better value than that!
The exceptional team at Wagga RSL Club and Commercial Club Wagga will ensure you enjoy every visit.
From the modern sophistication of the Casino Lounge to the lively social environment of the Sportsbar, it’s easy to see why the Wagga RSL is a favourite meeting place. Take advantage of the many facilities on offer including free pool & snooker, free wifi, our courtesy bus and the kids club just to name a few.
About your club
The Commercial Club Wagga is the place to be. The Commercial Club Wagga has been transformed into a modern and inviting venue attracting a diverse range of clientele. The Wagga RSL Club gave the Commercial Club Wagga a lifeline in August 2009 by proceeding with amalgamation. Since then extensive renovations have provided the CBD with an exciting and impressive venue to visit. ‘The Deck’ overlooking picturesque Gurwood Street creates the perfect atmosphere to sit back, relax and catch up with family, friends or business colleagues.
Take time out to rediscover the Commercial Club and all it has to offer. Bars, eateries, lounges, gaming, function rooms, promotions and live entertainment provide something for all. Great investment and thought has gone into creating a homely venue for members and their guests to visit.
The Commercial Club offers a number of facilities that will make your visit most enjoyable. Enjoy free Wifi while you check out the Kids Club and be sure to use of the Courtesy Bus. The contemporary design of The Deck is a gorgeous space to enjoy for either business or pleasure. With the option of bar or table seating it is ideal for a number of private functions.