We’re back from Saturday 11th July

Gympie RSL will re-open on from 10am on Saturday 11th July, with the majority of club services back for members and guests.

While the state government announced Stage 3 restrictions will ease from Friday 3rd July, unfortunately the club will not be able to re-open earlier than planned due to major renovations.

This last three months have been a challenging time. However, we are extremely appreciative of the support from members and are excited to welcome you back to the club!

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority. As such, we are implementing all measures from the Industry COVID Safe Plan for Queensland Hotels and Clubs including:

  • Strict adherence to social distancing and capacity guidelines
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection throughout all areas
  • Completion of mandatory COVID-19 training by all staff
  • Maintaining an accurate register of all patrons
  • Providing contactless ordering and payment options
  • Instructing staff and customers who are unwell to not enter the venue
  • Encouraging all staff and customers to download the COVIDsafe app

While our focus is providing your favourite club products and services, some short-term changes are inevitable. From re-opening, affected services will include:

  • Our restaurant will operate with set seating times for lunch and dinner. Bookings are highly recommended.
  • Bingo will not be operating. We are working on plans to re-introduce this as soon as practically possible.
  • Our Courtesy Bus is not available at this time.
  • Entertainment is currently on hold. We are planning a staged return over the coming months.
  • Gaming promotions, members draws and birthday draws will be reintroduced over the coming months.

We have made the most of our closure period to improve future products and services for members. Renovations to our ground level have been fast tracked for completion by early July, which will minimise the impact to members over the coming months.

We have also completed a review of our loyalty program and completed comprehensive staff training for all departments.

We are also very excited to announce the appointment of our new head chef Brian Lindsay and new Senior Duty Manager Aaron Thomas. Both commence in July and bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise.

On behalf of the board, management and staff, we look forward to welcoming you back to the club soon!

Steve Lancaster
CEO | Gympie RSL

Frequently asked questions

Will the club be opening early?

Unfortunately due to major renovations already underway, we will not be able to reopen until Saturday 11th July. 

Do I need to be a member to visit?

Our standard conditions of entry will apply. Membership is not mandatory, however all visitors must sign in as either:

1. A member of a reciprocal club
2. A guest of a Gympie RSL member
3. A visitor if you reside more than 15km from the club

 To reduce sign in requirements, we are encouraging all visitors to join the club. We are offering a limited time special where all new and renewing members will receive the value of their membership back in reward points to use throughout the club. Social membership (valid until 2025) is just $5!

Do I need to make a booking for the restaurant?

Bookings for Steers Steakhouse are highly recommended. We will accommodate walk-in customers where possible, however we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Set seating times apply – please call us on (07) 5482 1018 to make a booking. 

Do I need to book to play the pokies or have a drink in the bar?

No, bookings are only required for the restaurant. All other areas are open to all patrons (customer limits may apply in different areas of the club).

Will the gaming machines (pokies) be available

Yes, our opening on Saturday 11th July is scheduled to cooincide with the stage 3 easing of restrictions by the state government. Providing their are no changes to this, gaming will be available. 

All machines will be available for members to play, however social distancing must be observed with one machine free between each play (or a minimum of 1.5m distance from other patrons). This does not apply to members of the same household. 

How can join or renew my membership

Applications for new members and renewals can be completed over the counter at reception. We will also shortly be offering membership online. 

Do I need to book for the Coffee Shop?

No, bookings are not required for our cafe. Seating is allocated on a first in basis. 

When will bingo return?

We are currently looking at options for bingo to return as soon as possible. We will keep members updated as further news is available.

Will Keno & TAB be open

Yes, both Keno & TAB will be open as usual. 

Will the club offer live entertainment?

Live enterainment is currently on hold. We are planning a staged return to live entertainment in the coming months. 

Will gaming promotions be running?

During July, our regular weekly gaming promotions will not be conducted. We will be introducing a new weekly gaming promotions schedule in the coming months.

Will members draws be conducted?

Due to capacity limits, members darws are currently on hold. We will continue to monitor options to reintroduce these in the near future. 

Will birthday draws be held?

For members with a birthday after 1st March, birthday draws will be postponed until later in 2020. Please ensure you have supplied your updated mobile and email address to receive notifications about birthday draws.