The History of Katooomba RSL

After a devastating fire in February 2017, Katoomba RSL has rebuilt their premises to be bigger and better than ever before. The $12 million-dollar development will be an exciting and unique hospitality and events venue sporting three bars, a brand new restaurant, children’s play area, terraces, several lounges plus an events centre that will seat 300+ people. We would like to thank all of our Members and the local Blue Mountains City Council for their continued support throughout this difficult journey. We are excited to introduce our brand new Club, brand new Restaurant and State of the Art Facilities which we will proudly, officially reopen on Saturday 24th August 2019.

Right in the heart of Katoomba, within the beautiful Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the venue will be the perfect place for locals and tourists to visit and the second home to many Members and their guests in the Blue Mountains region. Located just 90 minutes drive from Sydney, it’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. For a relaxed family dining experience, great entertainment, Club bars and a breath of fresh air, visit the brand new Katoomba RSL.

We are a not-for-profit community-based organisation. Our purpose is to contribute to the local community by providing a wide range of affordable services and by supporting local charities and sporting clubs. Supporting the community that supports us…


Archived Updates

Week 20 Update

30 November 2018

Work continues as our builders continue to erect the steel framing

Week 19 Update

23 November 2018

At this stage of the rebuild, progress is being made fast as steel framing nears completion.

Week 18 Update

12 November 2018

Some progress shots of where we were at 18 weeks ago, where we are now & where we will be at complete of the build. Our Club is now starting to take shape!

Week 17 Update

8 November 2018

The steel framing is going up fast and it's now getting easier to visualise what our brand new Club will look like.

Week 16 Update

29 October 2018

The concrete slab is now complete. Next step is the steel framework.

Week 15 Update

22 October 2018

We have reached a milestone with the final layer of concrete setting to form our ultrafloor.

Week 14 Update

17 October 2018

We are getting close to finishing the ultrafloor despite the rain!

Week 13 Update

12 October 2018

We are getting close to finishing the ultrafloor despite the rain!

Week 12 Update

3 October 2018

We are getting close to finishing the ultrafloor despite the rain!

Week 11 Update

27 September 2018

Our builders have now completed the steel formwork with bright blue bondek. We are still running to schedule which is great news

Week 10 Update

19 September 2018

10 weeks in and our site is looking very different to a week ago! The ultrafloor is progressing nicely and more concrete is being poured.

Week 9 Update

10 September 2018

This week our builders are continuing to prepare the foundations of our ultrafloor/slab. It's a big job! Before we know it they will be pouring the slab.

Week 8 Update

7 September 2018

Despite the heavy rain this week, our builders are continuing to work on the ultrafloor.

Week 7 Update

29 August 2018

This week our builders have started to pour concrete into the dincel walls, setting the foundations for our ultrafloor in place.

Rohrig rebuilding the Katoomba RSL

Week 6 Update

23 August 2018

The dincel walls are almost complete! Next steps will be pouring concrete into the dincel walls and reusing the dirt mounds sourrounding the site to put back into the foundations.

Week 5 Update

16 August 2018

Our builders were hard at work on Saturday pouring the concrete footings! We're making good progress!

Over the next few weeks, the dincel walls, otherwise known as waffle pods are being slit over the metal framing and concrete poured in to set the structures. This will form the base of our future floor!

Week 4 Update

8 August 2018

This week the builders are making the final adjustments to the land and putting the steel framing in place before the concrete can be poured.

Week 3 Update

3 August 2018

Our builders have been very busy on-site, leveling the land and putting the finishing touches on the trenches.

Week 2 Update

27 July 2018

Big mounds of dirt seem to be appearing everywhere as the builders continue to excavate and flatten the land to allow for pipes to be laid in the trenches and for the concrete to be poured.

Construction has begun | Week 1

16 July 2018

Note the date of 16th July 2018 as the start of a NEW ERA.

We are pleased to announce that we are now full steam ahead. Rohrig, our construction company is in control of the site. Excavation has begun which has included the moving of the Cenotaph, Lone Pine Tree and the 40/60 Bofors Gun - all integral components of The Community War Memorial. The Memorial will be relocated to the boundary of the car park at a later stage and will be an important focal point when Members and their Guests enter the Club via the new carpark entrance.

Builders have moved in!

12 July 2018

Our builders, Rohrig Constructions have officially moved in!

Design by Axil Architects.

Restoration of HMAS Katoomba Bell

24 June 2018

The HMAS Katoomba Bell that was damaged in the fire was fully restored to its former glory on the 24th June. We think it looks fantastic!

Cleansing of the ground Ceremony

12 June 2018

On the 13th June we held a Cleansing of the ground Ceremony at the site which was conducted by Local Elders and accompanied by traditional Wagana Dancers. There was also a very special performance by The Katoomba Public School Koori Club Choir. The local Elders were delighted with some rain and a rainbow greeting us, signifying future success. We would like to thank everyone who attended this special ceremony.

Restoration of Medals

12 February 2018

We are delighted to announce that the medals recovered from the fire in February 2017 have now been fully restored and framed. This is thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team who specialises in Medal Restoration. Check out the before and after pictures! We think they look fantastic and we are very pleased with the end result.

Demolition of 4 Merriwa Street

30 November 2017

The rebuilding process of the club at Lurline Street, Katoomba is well underway.

The club recently purchased the cottage at 4 Merriwa Street, Katoomba and this additional area of land will allow a much larger club to be built.

St. Canice’s Primary School Presentation

27 July 2017

President Brian Turner and CEO Nick Darias were fortunate to be invited by Principal Mark Geerling and students from St. Canice's Primary school in July 2017 to watch and hear a presentation conducted by students from years 2, 3 and 4. The individual presentations were of the students' point of view of what should be included in the design of the members' new RSL Club. We gained some great insights and value from their thoughts and recommendations. The school's booklet will be displayed in our new memorabilia cabinet.

Falls Bistro | OPEN at Wentworth Falls Bowling Club

15 June 2017

Katoomba RSL Management & their staff have taken over the catering at our other Club, Wentworth Falls Bowling Club.

ANZAC Day 2017

15 June 2017

Despite the fire on the 24th February, Katoomba RSL will be hosting ANZAC Day, if not bigger and better than before!

Transformation of the carpark has allowed for ANZAC Day to go on with a portable bar, 2-up rink and BBQ's set up for a gold coin donation lunch. All donations raised will go to the Katoomba RSL Sub-Branch. Thank you to Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Local Area Command for their support in allowing Anzac Day 2017 to continue.

Katoomba RSL destroyed by fire

24 February 2017

A major fire on Friday 24 February 2017 caused extensive damage to the Katoomba RSL ASC in Lurline Street, Katoomba and as a result trading has ceased at that location until further notice. The extent of the damage was considerable.

To the RSL Sub Branch Members and the veteran community we can report that the prized memorabilia collection was severely affected. Some items of a metallic nature, survived. Items such as photographs, books, records, wood, china and clothing material were unable to be saved.

Nearly all of the original medal collection has thankfully survived and will require extensive restoration. The ship's bell from HMAS Katoomba has survived and will also require restoration. However, the banner of HMAS Katoomba, just recently restored in a magnificent new case, did not. The Cenotaph and the Bofors Gun did survive. The sandstone Dedication Stones placed on the exterior walls have also survived and will be retrieved.

The demolition process has commenced and the Club is preparing for the rebuilding program

Dinomania Kids Show

Monday, January 20th 2020

10:00am - 12:30pm

Wendy & Grace: Graceland

Saturday, October 19th 2019

8:00pm - 11:00pm

The Magical World of Crazy Science Kids Show

Wednesday, October 9th 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Labour Day Poker Tournament

Monday, October 7th 2019

2:00pm -

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