About & History
The first sub-branch was known as The Macarthur sub-Branch and was formed in 1927, it was later renamed Parramatta sub-Branch of the RSSAILA (returned Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia).
On the 16th August 1958 the sub-branch had acquired Linden House in Macquarie Street, Parramatta. The building was used for official sub-Branch meetings and as an unofficial Club for members of the sub-Branch.
During 1947, legislation was passed in the NSW State Parliament, known as The Registered Clubs Act and so the Parramatta RSL Club became legitimate.
During mid 1997, the Club Premises was re-dedicated as a War Memorial, to reinforce the original dedication performed at the opening of our Club in its present location on 16th August 1958.
On the 13th August 2000, an opening ceremony and another dedication took place in the Club’s Parking Station in Macquarie Street opposite the club. Now all of the Club premises are dedicated as a War Memorial
On 11th February 2008, Castle Hill RSL amalgamated with Parramatta RSL. Following that a $3 million refurbishment took place. Transforming the RSL into a contemporary entertainment complex and setting a new bench mark for Parramatta.
Parramatta RSL is a subsidiary of Castle Hill RSL Group
Rick CummingVice President
David WoodVice President
Castle Hill RSL Group is subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988. The personal information provided by you on this form/application and attached documents will be used primarily for the purpose for which that information is requested. Failure to provide all of the requested information may result in your application being rejected or delay the processing of it. You have a right to access and correct any of your personal information that the club holds about you.
The Club does not usually disclose your personal information to any other organisation or person unless there is a legal requirement to do so. The Club may disclose your information to third parties that provide services under contract to the Club. These contracts require the third party to keep your personal information confidential and secure.
Your personal information, including information about you obtained as a result of you placing your membership card in a poker machine or having your card swiped when making a purchase at a Club outlet (not ATM’s), may be used by the Club for marketing purposes. This is to improve our services and to provide you with the latest information about those services and any new related services and promotions.
However, you have the option not to receive this information.
Note: For the purpose of the Privacy Act the Club’s “Insight Magazine” is considered to be information for members of the Club and not a direct marketing tool.
Important Information about Scanning your Identification
Circlescan software is utilised for the Vistors sign in procedure for Castle Hill RSL.
Circle Solutions specialises in ‘Identification Data Capture’ for the Hospitality Industry and is compliant with the Registered Clubs Act.
All data is maintained by Castle Hill RSL on a secure server and personal information provided may be used for marketing and promotional purposes.
This system DOES NOT record/retain any specific identification numbers e.g. licence number.
The use of this system is a CONDITION OF ENTRY.
The system records the following information from your ID:
- Date of Birth
- Signature Image
NO OTHER INFORMATION IS RETAINED
Note: if you do not wish to receive information from this Venue, notify Door Staff at the time of entry.
Loop Bus Timetable
Leave the car and take the Loop. The Loop is Parramatta’s environmentally friendly and accessible free city bus, connecting tourists, residents and commuters to the commercial, retail and recreational landmarks of the City Centre.
Timetable (From Parramatta Station)
Free bus departs every 10 minutes between these times
Monday to Friday
First bus 7.00 am
Last bus 6.30 pm
First bus 8.00 am
Last bus 4.00 pm
The Loop bus does not operate on Public Holidays
Look for the Loop bus stops
Parramatta Station (Darcy Street)
Transport Interchange – Bus and Rail, Westfield, Parramatta City Council and Library
Westfield (Argyle Street)
Westfield, Church Street Mall, Church Street South, Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Macquarie Street West
Parramatta RSL, Jessie Street Centre, Justice Precinct, Attorney general’s Department, Law Courts, Police Station, Parramatta Park, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Parramatta Swimming Pool, Parramatta Park, Parramatta Stadium
Leagues Club (OConnell Street)
Leagues Club, Parramatta Swimming Centre, Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Park
Church Street North (Church Street – north)
North Parramatta Post Office, Commercial Services
Prince Alfred Park (Church Street – mid)
Prince Alfred Park, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre
Lennox Bridge (Church Street – south)
Eat Street, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre, River Walk
Phillip Street (Phillip Street – west)
Retail, Eat Street and Dining
The Wharf (Phillip Street – east)
Parramatta Wharf -Rivercat Terminal, River Walk, Harris Park Heritage Walk
NSW Police Headquarters, Shops, Commercial Offices
Post Office, Commercial Services and Retail, Arthur Phillip High School, Lancer Barracks and Military Museum
The exciting new hospitality venue being built on the existing bowling green area of Parramatta RSL, will provide a unique first class venue for members and guests in the Parramatta precinct.
The site has three main frontages each with their own characteristics. Macquarie Street has a strong urban form and defines an edge of the commercial precinct, while O’Connell Street, is a busy arterial road with lots of movement both pedestrian and vehicular. Contrasting this is the beautiful heritage listed Parramatta Park with large open space and landscaping provide an urban oasis for the area.
The building design reflects and contributes to this context, both internally and externally. The entry is located off Macquarie Street with a solid facade, clad in sandstone that relates to the urban built form of the area. As you enter the foyer the designers have created a sense of movement throughout the venue, opening up to different areas along the journey, concluding with full height operable glazing that opens out onto tiered terraces that engage with Parramatta Park.
The large extent of terraces encompassing two complete streetscape elevations will provide a significant level of street and park activation. Patrons will have choices of enjoying all the facilities that this contemporary hospitality venue offers overlooking the activity of O’Connell Street or the tranquility of Parramatta Park.
Large extents of clerestory glazing allowing natural cross flow ventilation and energy efficient equipment throughout will minimise the environmental footprint and implement a holistic approach to a sustainable venue.
Food experiences will play a big part in the overall ambiance of the facility. Cooking will be on display and the variety of food being offered will be available throughout all areas of the venue, including the expansive covered terraces.
Upstairs incorporates an area suitable for functions, along with a lounge area. Both areas incorporate large terraces with operable roofs over, providing that contemporary roof top bar feel to the venue while enjoying the view overlooking Parramatta Park.
The internal design layout and finishes incorporates the recommendations of a leading Feng shui consultant, of which the over riding principle was that of balance, flow and symmetry. Complimenting the architecture a palate of natural materials are incorporated into the interior design, finding inspiration from the tones of the land, the river and the park.
The final piece to the design following the demolition of the existing clubhouse will be the construction of additional parking and covered drop off areas to ensure the safety and comfort of our patrons. This exciting development has been many years in the pipeline and now as we commence building on site, the vision is about to be implemented and most importantly shared and enjoyed with the people of Parramatta.
EJE Architecture & Paynter Dixon
Service of Alcohol Policy
The Castle Hill RSL Group promotes responsible service of alcohol in the best interests of its members, guests, staff and the community.
In accordance with the Liquor Act 2007 it is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
Castle Hill RSL Group has implemented the following policies to prevent intoxication and provide the responsible service of alcohol:
- In order to prevent underage drinking, we require acceptable proof of age to be provided upon request.
- Persons who are believed to be intoxicated will be refused Admission to our premises.
- We will display and refer to our Intoxication Signs in order to support our responsible attitude and meet legislative requirements.
- We will not sell or supply liquor to an intoxicated person. Patrons in this establishment will be denied service and required to leave the premises if they are considered to be intoxicated.
- We will not allow any indecent, violent or quarrelsome conduct on our premises.
- All staff will be required to have current RSA competency cards prior to employment with Castle Hill RSL Group and will be required to actively identify and notify their Supervisor or Duty Manager of any person they suspect as approaching intoxication.
- We will support and actively promote initiatives to minimise drink driving in order to safeguard the well-being of our members.