HISTORY OF MAROOCHY RSL

The doors to Maroochy RSL were first opened as a licensed venue in September 8, 1972.
Originally called the Maroochydore and District Ex-Servicemen’s Memorial venue, Maroochydore RSL Sub Branch established an original Sub Committee in 1969 and through commitment, dedication and hard work, created a new committee in 1970.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED

The Returned Services League of Australia (RSL) is an independent, apolitical organisation run by its members for its members. The wider community can join the RSL in commemorating all who have served, suffered, and died in war.
The RSL, through the Maroochy RSL Sub Branch, provides vital advocacy services for the ex-service members in our community and our current serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
ANZAC Day (25 April) is the most important national day of commemoration for Australians.

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War in 1918. It is the second of Australia’s two major national days of commemoration.

Maroochy RSL has seen many changes since opening, including these major milestones:

1972 18th of November the venue officially opened by the former Premier of Queensland, Sir Francis Nicklin
1986 Renovations completed and on the 23rd of August 1986 officially opened by Sir Albert Abbot CBE, State President of the RSL of Australia
1990 Maroochy RSL had 11 employees. This has increased more than tenfold today
1992 Maroochy RSL boasts 2550 members. This has increased more than tenfold today
1995 Major renovations completed include RSL House and the first two levels of the multi-level car park
1996  Upper level of the venue and Kids Konnection open
1997 Maroochy RSL launches Music Fest Schools competition. This competition is still running today
2000 Maroochy RSL opens purpose built Memorial Park Kindergarten
2003 Maroochy RSL begins four year scheme with Maroochy State High School to purchase $5000 worth of computers
2005 Coffee on First and Joe Kellys Bar opens and venue amalgamates with The Swan Bowls Club
2006 Maroochy RSL becomes the first venue on Sunshine Coast to offer a designated driver scheme
2007 Maroochy RSL wins Best venue on the Sunshine Coast award and celebrates its 35th birthday
2008 Major renovations begin, including the new Events Centre @ Maroochy. Maroochy RSL is the winner of 2008 Special Achievement Award for Responsible Gambling, from Clubs Queensland Awards
2009 The major renovations are completed
2010 Maroochy RSL once again wins the Best venue on the Sunshine Coast Award
2015 Major renovations begin throughout the venue, both Ground Level and Level 1 included.
2016 The major renovations are completed