Mandurah RSL opens doors to new home

The Mandurah RSL sub-branch officially opened the doors to their new Rouse Road home on Thursday afternoon.

After almost two years spent operating out of the Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club (MBRC) following the vacation of their former premises in central Mandurah, the RSL's members now have a venue to call their own.

The venue, located on 20/22 Rouse Road, Greenfields, gives the club a means to further income through their own bar facilities while the wealth of memorabilia on the walls pays homage to past servicemen and women.

Mandurah RSL president Brian Dillon said the launch of the new home was a significant moment for the club, while thanking the MBRC for their hospitality.

"For the last few years our only income has been raffles and anything that's been self-driven by our club," he said.

"So to be in our building with a full bar facility and basically everything we need, it's a huge weight off our shoulders.

"We can't thank the bowls club enough for what they did for us, and we'll keep our great relationship with them going, but to be in our own home now is special for us."

The building will house several Mandurah RSL events, including the traditional post-Anzac Day festivities.

For more information on the sub-branch or to join as a member, call 9581 4781.