With the recent announcement by the NSW Government of Stay at Home Orders for Greater Sydney, Petersham RSL has temporarily closed for the duration of the public health orders.

The health and wellbeing of our staff, members and guests are our priority and therefore we encourage you to stay home, stay safe and take care.

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

March 2021


February 2021

Saturday 2nd Janaury 2021


We would like to inform our members that the NSW Government has announced that, from midnight tonight, face masks will be mandatory for patrons using gaming services at Petersham RSL Club.

All members are encouraged to wear a face mask while in other areas of the club when not consuming food or beverages.

The safety of our staff and members remains our top priority.



December 2020

CovidSafe Check-In


The health and safety of our Members, Staff and Contractors is the Clubs number one priority.

From Friday 1st January, all hospitality venues will be required to use the NSW Government CovidSafe check-in process within the Service NSW app.

When you next attend the Club you will be required to scan a unique QR code using the camera function on your smart phone before or on entry. We recommend downloading the Service NSW app prior to your visit.

Providing your details ensures NSW Health can contact you quickly and easily, if necessary.

If you are a Member, Staff or Contractor you will need to do the following upon entering:

  1.  Hold your smart phone camera up to the QR code which can be found on posters at entrance points. Simply hover the camera over the code as if you were going to take a photo of it.
  2. Click the link that pops up on your screen and follow the prompts until you are checked in with the Service NSW app.
  3. Proceed to the Club entry to have your temperature taken and show your phone confirmation to staff member.
  4. Members will still need to swipe their Member card and Contractors will still need to sign in.  Staff Members will still be required to sign on and off duty through Deputy.
  5. Don't forget to check-out when you leave, which you can do from within the app.

If you don’t have a smartphone staff will assist you to check-in.


Yours truly,


Danny Fitzgerald                                                               30 December 2020


Chief Executive 



August 2020

July 2020

29 May 2020

Club Reopening – Welcome Back!

Dear Members,

We are now busily preparing to welcome you back to your Club on Monday 1 June 2020.

The trading hours of the Club initially will be 11am to 11pm.

The Club will be reopening to members and accompanying children under 18 years of age. However memberships will be available, so those persons that are not members can join on arrival.

Offerings to members will be limited to Dining, Beverages and Gaming.

The re-opening of the Club is subject to a number of restrictions and changes, there are strict limits on the number of people we can have on our premises at any one time.

Once member levels have been reached we will not be able to permit entry of any further members until someone leaves.

We will not be taking bookings for entry to, or dining at the Club.

The health and safety of our members and employees is of primary importance.

The Club is committed to adhering to the public health requirements as detailed by both the Australian and NSW Governments.

Please do not come to the Club if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID – 19 such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

Please follow the directional signage and advice from our employees and observe the social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres at all times. Some of the changes you will notice on your return are:

  • Random temperature checks on entry
  • All members will be required to show their membership card on arrival and sign into the Club.
  • Bollards and signage will be controlling the flow of people through the Club
  • Club furniture has been spaced apart to observe social distancing
  • Employees will be monitoring all areas to ensure members understand and adhere to the measures
  • Hygiene is paramount. Hand sanitising units have been placed throughout the Club.

Please be aware that no club parking is available at the moment whilst we are building a brand new facility for you to enjoy in the not too distant future.

I look forward to seeing you at our Club again.

Yours truly,

Danny Fitzgerald                                                               

Chief Executive 


14 May 2020

Dear Petersham RSL Club Member,

The past month or so has been extraordinary for us all, especially those largely confined to home.

Many of you have received a phone call from our friendly Staff, indeed to date some 1800 of you have spoken with us. The Staff have appreciated staying in contact.  If you would like to have chat with us “just give us a call” between 10am and 5pm.

We are nearing the end of Australia’s COVID-19 related lockdown. However, there is still no clarity about when the NSW Government will allow clubs to fully re-open, or the conditions for that re-opening. The ability for Clubs to partially re-open from Friday 15 May 2020 has just been announced by the NSW Government. We understand that this restrictive re-opening is limited to dining for a maximum of 10 persons. Your Club will keep you informed of our response to that decision over the next week or so.

The Prime Minister recently announced a possible 3 staged re-opening of the economy where bars and gaming areas remain closed until Stage 3. However, this ignores the reality that the State Government can choose how it wishes to re-open the economy.

The announcement about clubs fully re-opening can come any day, or we may be waiting months for the opportunity to re-open fully.

When we re-open, rest assured that we will be following all government requirements on social distancing, safety and cleaning. We are committed to keeping you, and our staff, safe.

So until we re-open. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay strong. We’ll be back.

Yours truly,

Danny Fitzgerald                                                               

Chief Executive 



24 March 2020



Dear Members

As you are aware, on Sunday, 22 March 2020, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, declared that all licensed clubs would close for business as of 12 midday, 23 March 2020, as one of the strategies being implemented to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  Accordingly, the Club is required to close its doors and cease trading from 12 midday today.  The Prime Minister indicated such mandatory shutdown could be for as long as six (6) months.


On Friday 20 March 2020, the Australia Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) recognised the difficulties associated with holding AGM’s by the deadline of 31 May 2020 due to the restrictions on large gatherings, travel restrictions and concerns from members about attending large-group meetings in the COVID-19 situation.  Accordingly, ASIC published Guideline 20-086MR which provided that:

  • ASIC has adopted a two-month ‘no-action’ position for entities with a financial year end of 31 December 2019 that do not hold their AGM by 31 May 2020; and


  • This ‘no-action’ position means that ASIC will not take action against an entity with a financial year end of 31 December 2019 who fails to comply with s250N(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 provided the entity holds the AGM by 31 July 2020 or such later date as ASIC advises (‘extension period’).

As a result of the mandatory shutdown of the Club:

  • the election of directors is unable to be conducted; and
  • it will be necessary for the Annual General Meeting of the Club to be postponed indefinitely.

Accordingly, Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting schedule to be held at 1200pm on 2 May 2020, is postponed until further notice.  The Club will issue notice, in the usual manner, advising of the new date for the Annual General Meeting and the dates for nominations for election as director and for conducting the election of directors, once it is clear when the Club is able to resume trade.


The Board and management appreciates the cooperation and understanding of the Club’s members in this difficult time and extends their wishes to all members, friends and families for the best of health during this unprecedented event.


Yours faithfully

Danny Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer


March 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I would like to inform you about the additional measures we are taking at Petersham RSL Club regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety and security of our patrons and employees is of significant importance. We ensure that we maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the Coronavirus, we have taken additional steps to ensure our cleaning and hygiene protocols are even more rigorous:

  • Our contracted cleaners and caterers, as well as our employees, vigorously clean all surfaces.
  • We have increased cleaning schedules.
  • Automatic hand sanitisers are installed throughout our club.
  • We have recommended to our employees to personally use hand sanitisers regularly.
  • Employees who have travelled overseas are not permitted to return to work until they can satisfy the Club that they have met the public health requirements that currently includes self-isolation.
  • Some member’s facilities and benefits will be curtailed such as free tea and coffee at bingo sessions and free snacks in the gaming area.

Your Club is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of you and employees.


We urge you to co-operate by practising excellent self-hygiene and adhering to advice from the Government Health Authorities.


If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Yours truly,

Danny Fitzgerald


Chief Executive 





February 2020

14 February 2020
Deicorp receives DA Approval for 357 Apartments and 
New RSL club at The Siding, Petersham
Sydney, Australia,– Deicorp in conjunction with Petersham RSL, both long term owners and residents at Petersham, today received development application (DA) approval by the Inner West Council for 357 apartments and new RSL Club to be built over three precincts. The DA includes a new state of the art 3,500 m2 RSL Club. 
On Monday 17th February 2020, Deicorp will commence construction with a soil turning event including Darcy Byrne, Mayor, Inner West Council, Fouad Deiri, Managing Director, Deicorp and Danny Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Petersham RSL at the adjacent development site adjacent to the current RSL Club at The Siding, Petersham. 
The Siding, Petersham has been many years in the making in collaboration between Inner West Council, the Board of Petersham RSL, and Deicorp. The new precinct will provide many community benefits including a new RSL Club encompassing a day spa, minimum of two food eateries, regentrified street scaping, green living, and communal parks. The club has been a critical part of the wider Petersham community for over 100 years.
“The partnership with the Board of Petersham RSL has been extremely collaborative from its early beginnings, from the get go the community has been at the forefront of everything and we are very proud to be bringing something so new and vibrant to Petersham. As a long-term Petersham community member, myself, I know first-hand how much the local businesses, restaurants, and shopkeepers will value the economic benefits that the new residents moving to Petersham will provide,” says Fouad Deiri, Managing Director of Deicorp.  
“The Siding, Petersham will provide the community with a purpose-built RSL Club that guarantees our future. It is an exciting time that will allow the club to transform with and provide for the growing community. The new club will have enhanced areas for under 18-year old’s and families, ensuring we meet the expectations of a changing membership base,” says Danny Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Petersham RSL.
Located just 6km from the Sydney CBD directly opposite Petersham railway station at Trafalgar and Regent Streets, The Siding, Petersham has already been attracting strong interest not just from the local community but from potential residents in South Sydney, the Inner West and Western Suburbs.
“As a long-term member of the business community here in Petersham, we welcome the addition of a new community at The Siding, Petersham. The new members to the community will contribute significantly to the local village economy supporting the vast array of cafes, restaurants and small businesses and proprietors like myself far into the future. We are tight little community here in Petersham but we have always been willing to share our secret urban oasis with newcomers so we can all live together in harmony.” Says Joe Pinto, Owner JS Pinto & Co, Petersham.    
Petersham is one of Sydney’s most recognised and thriving community hubs of the Inner West. This 357-apartment development will be distinguished by its inclusiveness with affordable housing, community spaces, and new RSL Club. The development will consist of three ultramodern buildings set on a beautiful leafy backdrop.
“Like its namesake, the company’s vision for ‘The Siding, Petersham’ is to be the benchmark for Transit Orientated Developments in Sydney, that being, to get residents from A to B quickly and conveniently. We are always seeking to provide for our customers to ensure they have access to the best of Sydney right on their doorstep. ‘The Siding, Petersham’ will set a new benchmark for Transit Orientated Developments in Sydney, with all residents having access to the Sydney CBD within 11 minutes by train,” he adds.
About Deicorp 
Deicorp is a well-known and highly respected builder and developer celebrating its 20th year of success in the industry. Deicorp is changing the way Sydneysiders live by creating, developing and delivering residential and commercial precincts that are high quality, sophisticated, and visually striking.
Deicorp’s core values of quality, value and integrity ensure a high level of service delivery. Deicorp also believes in a strong strategic approach: conducting continuous market research to identify market needs, trends and demands, while maintaining a strong commitment to value, assurance of efficiency, and assessment of cost effectiveness.
Media Contact
Paul Heard
Heard Agency

January 2020



October 2019


July 2019

Changes to Courtesy Bus Arrangements

The Club will be making changes to the courtesy bus service provided to members from 5 September 2019.

From that date  we will be introducing a pick- up service. The bus will pick up members ( within a 5km radius) between  5pm to 7pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from their home and transport them to the Club.  Members must advise reception by ringing  95608355 and advise of their home address as well as the approximate time they would like to be picked up. A contact  must  also be provided. The precise time of   pick-up of a member cannot be guaranteed.

From 5 September 2019 the departure time of the courtesybuswill be as close to the hour as possible.


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March 2019

Petersham RSL proud principle sponsor of the 2019 Bairro Portugues Food and Wine Festival

Sunday 10th March 2019 - 10am



November 2018

October 2018


September 2018



August 2018

Members Information Session - Tuesday 28th August 2018 - 6pm




May 2018



The Australian Electoral Commission has declared the following elected:




Michael Ablott




Michelle Kidd


Roland Sinn



Chief Executive                                            

12 May 2018



April 2018




On 16 April 2018 the Clubs development partner, Deicorp a 12-year owner and tenant of Petersham lodged a development application (DA) to the Inner West Council for 350 apartments to be built over three precincts.

The DA has been lodged following the approval by Inner West Council on 10 April 2018 of a Planning Proposal (PP) and Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA).

The DA includes a new state of the art 3500m2 RSL Club with 150 off street car spaces.

The Siding, Petersham has been 3-years in the making with collaboration between Inner West Council, the Board of the Club and Deicorp.

The development will consist of three very distinguished buildings set on a beautiful leafy backdrop.

The new precinct will provide many community benefits including the Club encompassing, Day Spa, a minimum of two food eateries, re-gentrified street scaping, green living, communal parks, and affordable housing.

 The Club has been part of the wider Petersham community for over 100 years and is a critical community hub.

 It is an exciting time that will allow the Club to transform with the community and provide for the growing trends of the area.

The partnership between the Board of the Club and our partner Deicorp has been extremely collaborative from its early beginnings through a public expression of interest and tender process to where we are today.

The Club Directors are committed to keeping Members up to date with progress of the DA.


Michael Ablott                            Danny Fitzgerald

President                                     Chief Executive



June 2017

Petersham RSL Club announce an exciting partnership for a new state of the art club facility

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Petersham RSL Club it gives me great pleasure to share with you the upcoming changes which will take place at your Club.

After seeking an expression of interest, the Board have announced that Deicorp will lead the development of a new Club and surrounding facilities, bringing a refreshing vibrancy to our members and to the community. Deicorp is a well-known and highly respected builder and developer with a 17 year track record of success in the industry. The new plans include a state of the art Club, member’s car park and an integrated residential precinct, promising to deliver outstanding value for members

Petersham RSL Club is dedicated to providing the most up to date facilities for its members and believes this development will not only benefit members, but also the community as a whole by showcasing all the Petersham area has to offer. This is an exciting time for the Club with pre development application architectural plans already lodged with Marrickville Council. The Board are committed to keeping the membership informed as project milestones are achieved.

Danny Fitzgerald, Chief Executive



Why is the Club undertaking this development?

The Board’s vision is for part of the Club’s lands to be developed into high quality residential dwellings without interrupting the trading and other activities of the Club.

By undertaking this development the Club is intending to diversify its resources of revenue into residential units and not just rely on gaming, liquor and hospitality income. 

How was the decision to build a new Club made?

At the Annual General Meeting held on the 2nd May 2015 the membership were informed that the Board of the Club were exploring the possibility of developing the Club’s lands in a way that generates greater income for the Club and to build Club premises that are state of the art and responsive to the changing needs of Club members and our community.

The Board conducted a two staged competitive Expression of Interest process, the outcome of which is the selection of Deicorp as the Clubs development partner.


What does the Club achieve out of the development?

The Club’s requirements from Deicorp, our development partner, includes the following:

 An upfront payment of $500,000.00 on execution of a development agreement, this occurred on 22 April 2016;

 Construction and delivery of new Club premises on Trafalgar Street

 Construction and delivery of a car park with a minimum of 150 car parking spaces; and

 The construction and delivery of completed home units with the Club having first right of refusal on all dwellings.

Of course there are other terms and conditions contained in the management development agreement but the above summary gives the key outcomes.


What facilities will the new Club contain?

As a minimum the new Club premises will have 150 car parking spaces for members,  bars and dining areas, TAB, indoor and outdoor gaming areas, an auditorium/function room, children’s area and administrative areas.


What happens next?

In consultation with the Club Deicorp will prepare a Development Application to be lodged with Marrickville Council. The negotiating, planning and approval process may take six months or more. Members will be updated with progress as key milestones are achieved.

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