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 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


Reservation: A reservation is only confirmed upon receipt of a deposit or payment in full. The deposit amount may vary based on the duration and type of bus required.

Cancellation: If the booking is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time, the customer will forfeit the deposit paid. If the cancellation is made more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time, the deposit will be refunded minus a cancellation fee.

Payment: Payment can be made via credit card, bank transfer or cheque. Payment in full is required at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time.

Changes: Any changes to the reservation must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Changes made after this time may incur additional charges.

RSL Sub-Branch Members: If the customer is a member of an RSL Sub-Branch, there will be no fee payable for hiring the bus. Proof of membership may be required to waive the fee.

Driver’s Hours: The driver’s hours are regulated by law and cannot be exceeded. The itinerary must be planned with these regulations in mind. Additional driver/s may be required for longer journeys, and this will be charged accordingly.

Responsibility: The customer is responsible for any damage to the vehicle caused by their negligence or the negligence of their guests. The customer is also responsible for the behaviour of their guests and will be liable for any damage caused by them.

Cleaning: The customer is responsible for the cleanliness of the vehicle at the end of the trip.

Additional cleaning charges may apply if the vehicle is returned in a dirty condition.

Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking and the consumption of alcohol are not permitted on the bus.

Limitations: The vehicle hired is subject to certain limitations regarding weight, height, and length. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is suitable for their requirements.

Insurance: The vehicle is covered by comprehensive insurance. However, personal belongings are not covered by the insurance policy.

Insurance Excess: The vehicle is covered by comprehensive insurance, which includes an excess fee in the event of an accident. If the driver is at fault in an accident, they will be responsible for paying the excess fee. The excess fee may vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. The customer may be required to pay an additional fee to cover any damages that exceed the insurance excess.

Termination of Hire: The sub-Branch reserves the right to terminate the hire if the customer or their guests behave in a manner that is deemed to be unacceptable or dangerous.

Force Majeure: The sub-Branch is not liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations due to events beyond its control, including but not limited to acts of God, natural disasters, war, strikes, and government actions.

Jurisdiction: These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the company is located.