East Malvern RSL Clubs

Golden Wattle Day Club

The Day Club program is a community support initiative of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to assist the Veteran community to maximise a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. All Day Clubs have an Ex-Service Organisation Sponsor.

A Day Club is a regular social recreational group for veterans, their spouses, war widows/ers and any other older members of the community. Many older members of the Ex-Service community are keen to retain their ties with other ex-service men and women and to share in socialisation opportunities. However, it is not necessary to be a veteran or member of an ex-service organisation to be a Day Club member. The Day Club's purpose is to provide a supportive social outlet within the community for seniors and the veteran community. It aims to include those people who may be isolated or frail and unable to participate in other organised social programmes.

Each Day Club meets with the aim of supporting people who are still living mostly independently in the community. They may be living alone or being cared for by a spouse or their family. They may be at risk of becoming socially isolated through illness, loss of spouse or lack of suitable transport to link into community groups.

The club provides an environment which helps older members of the community maintain their physical and mental wellbeing through a range of activities, Day Clubs promote healthy attitudes and lifestyles.

A Day Club can contribute to maintaining a person’s independent lifestyle within their community.

The Golden Wattle Day Club meets every Thursday from 10.00am at the East Malvern RSL. Activities include luncheons, regular light exercise classes, a trading table for those unwanted treasures, guest speakers and bus trips to places of interest. Fees are minimal and designed to cover costs only.We hope you can come soon and join in these fun activities.

Contact: Shirley Bromilow or Trish Burke on 9885 8884 (Coordinator).

Angling Club

The Angling Club meets on the first Monday of every month from 2pm.

Fishing: The Angling Club was formed in October 1960 and has been a popular recreational avenue for East Malvern RSL members since then. Fishing trips are organised on weekdays, out of Hastings Marina, on Western Port on a regular basis throughout the spring, summer and autumn seasons.

Charter Programme: Fishing parties of 15 anglers depart from Hastings Marina on 5 hours outings, from October to April, in the purpose built charter vessel, Sea Fisher. The catch of either King George Whiting or Snapper are shared between all anglers on board. Trophies are presented at our AGM held in February.

Away Excursions: An organised three or four day social fishing excursion, sponsored by our local Bendigo Community Bank is planned each year in March.

Membership: Financial RSL Sub- Branch members are eligible to place their name on the waiting list to join.

Contact: Alan Johnston on 9885 7946 (President) or Jim Lowdes on 9569 8067 (Secretary).


The club supports Mens and Ladies darts competitions. Please contact Kieran if you have an interest or would like to find out more.

Contact: Kieran O’Donnell on 0412 563 505.

Golf Club

The Golf Club plays monthly a Syllabus. Please contact the President or the Secretary if you are interested in playing.

Contact: Peter Stansfield on 0488 301 899 (President) or Ray Murnane on 0412 265 005 (Secretary).

Tuesday Gang

The Tuesday Gang meet every Tuesday at 8.00am at the East Malvern RSL. The members help out gardening around the club grounds for a couple of hours, then gathering for morning tea and a chat in the club lounge before making their way home.

Contact: No need to call in advance, just come along on a Tuesday morning.

Men's Shed

Our Men's Shed meet every Wednesday at 10am