About Us

To serve our members in the veteran, defence force and wider general community, war widows/widowers, and dependants through the provision of ongoing programs and activities addressing social interaction and the identification and development of positive lifestyle choices and to promote the Standing Policy and that of the National Constitution.

To maintain and improve the independence and quality of life of members of the veteran and wider community by developing and providing a range of sustainable projects, programs, and activities.

To address specific issues of socialisation, support of carers, health, well being, and lifestyle choices through empowerment and the provision of age and ability appropriate projects, programs, and activities.

To address the needs of disadvantaged individuals and families and special needs groups.

To provide a safe and comfortable venue where veterans and wider community members who share a common interest can meet and undertake activities in a social and friendly atmosphere.

To provide a venue that offers the opportunity for social interaction for those in the community whose age, attitudes, barriers, disabilities or personal circumstances prevent them from doing so in the wider community.

To establish links with Ex-service Organisations and Community Organisations within the Southern Metropolitan and Fleurieu Peninsula Region; and to work in partnership with those organisations; to collaborate in projects/programs/activities; ensure access to professional and up to date information and technology, thereby enabling members to make the best and most informed choices for their health and well-being.

To raise the profile of veterans and increase the understanding of issues relevant to veterans amongst those living within the wider community.

To highlight and commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veteran community in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

The first Meeting of The McLaren Vale and Districts RSL Sub-Branch was on 24/10/1919. A Meeting of Returned Soldiers was held in the Library of the McLaren Vale Institute. There were 31 persons present on Friday 10th October 1919. Mr Ash of the Adelaide Branch of the RSA addressed the meeting and explained the objects of the Association. It was unanimously decided to form a Sub-Branch of the Returned Service Association.


Open Hours

  • Club Rooms and RSL Office – Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am – 3pm (or by appointment).
  • Advocacy Office – Contact Veteran’s Wellbeing Centre: Building 37, Repat Health Precinct, 216 Daws Rd, Daw Park SA 5041, Phone 7117 5237.
  • Tuesday Canasta Club – from 10am. All welcome.
  • Weekly Lunches – Wednesdays: Bar from 12 Noon for 12.30pm Lunch.
  • Monthly dinners – 2nd Friday each month: Bar from 6pm for Dinner from 7pm. Usually 3 Courses set Menu: $20pp Community welcome, but booking please, and diet requirements catered for by prior arrangements only.
  • During Footy Season – Friday Night Footy & Social Night: Bar open from 6pm. Community welcome. Light meal supplied for donation. Except when Monthly Dinners 2nd Friday of month.
  • Monthly Members Meeting: Last Friday each month 7pm. Bar from 6pm + BBQ for donation. Donated Supper follows.
  • Monthly Committee Meeting: The Wednesday before the last Friday in each month after lunch, around 2pm .
  • Women’s Auxiliary: Last Friday each month 7pm. Bar from 6pm + BBQ for donation. Donated Supper follows.

Visits since 2016