Returned & Services League of Australia

City of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch


Through our sub-Branch’s close association with Figtree Sports Club and Wollongong Golf Club and other sporting associations in the region, the City of Wollongong RSL sub-Branch has developed a Sport and Recreation Program in 2023.  The Program will be made available to all RSL NSW Members and other Veterans in the Illawarra Region.   The program will be co-ordinated by Committee Members of the City of Wollongong RSL sub-Branch and will involve free and subsidised Sport and Recreation activities throughout the year.  

Initially the area for eligible veterans to participate in the program will entail the boundaries of the eight RSL NSW sub-Branches in the Illawarra Region, that being, Coledale, Austinmer-Thirroul, Woonona-Bulli, Corrimal, City of Wollongong, Warilla, Dapto-Port Kembla, and Albion Park.

The Sport and Recreation Program is proudly supported by the following organisations who have shown through their involvement that are supporters of veterans in the Illawarra region.  Please support these organisations when you can.   Click on the icon to visit the organisations web/social media page.



To be eligible to participate in the Program Activities a veteran must identify themselves simply by producing an ID document and an RSL NSW Membership Card from one of the eight Illawarra sub-Branches listed above.  Some activities of the program will require to be pre-booked so check out the details below and make contact with us if necessary

If a veteran is not a member of RSL NSW and wants to participate in the program, they are encouraged to join their local RSL NSW sub-Branch in the Illawarra region.  The RSL NSW Membership Application process is simple and free and can be completed Online in around 5 minutes.   

Click here to join RSL NSW online

If you are a Veteran from the Illawarra Region and want to participate in the Program and do not want to join RSL NSW you  will need to contact our sub-Branch Program Co-Ordinators to determine how we can correctly identify you to local venues offering activities in the Program.

Click here to contact our sub-Branch


  • Free Social Golf (7 days per week)
  • Free Monthly Social Golf Club
  • Subsidised Membership packages on application
  • Subsidised participation in an Annual RSL Golf Day (in 2023 this is being scheduled in May in the lead up to the Centenary of Wollongong Cenotaph)
  • Free Golf Lessons (on application)
  • Free participation in the Veterans Surf Program held Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Gerroa Beach (including transport to and from Gerroa)
  • Free Surfing Lessons (on application)
  • Free Annual Membership of the Figtree Sports Fishing Club
  • Free Junior Annual Membership of the Figtree Sports Fishing Club for children of eligible members
  • Free and Subsidised local Fishing Charters and Events(booked on application)
  • Free Fishing Lessons (booked on application)
  • RSL Sporting Teams in local competitions (Touch Football, Soccer etc) (on application) including
  • Subsidised Registration Fees
  • Subsidised Uniforms
  • Free Social Bowls roll ups
  • Subsidised Barefoot Bowls Days on selected weekends (Family participation encouraged, booked on application)
  • Subsidised NSW Lawn Bowls Association Membership for RSL Zone 19 Bowls Members
  • Free Transport to and from RSL NSW Lawn Bowls events
  • Free Bowls lessons at Figtree Sports Club (on application)
  • Organised walks around Illawarra including
    • free transport to and from selected start and finish points
    • A BBQ and refreshments on completion
  • Subsidised Gym Membership at venues TBC
  • Personalised exercise programs TBC