Our history

The Canberra Labor Club opened in 1979 with a membership of 1500. Over the years the club has grown to become an invaluable asset to the community. It actively supports sporting teams and community organisations making it an integral part of the Canberra community, with a membership of 60,000 and staffing of 160. This community focused Club is well regarded in Canberra as the community’s First Choice. Since opening, the Canberra Labor Club has established a very strong financial position and had the ability to expand.

The Canberra Labor Club Group owns and operates four licensed Clubs throughout the ACT. Expansion has included the purchase of the City Labor Club (formerly the Canberra Workers Club) in 1995 now located in Petrie Plaza 2006, the purchase of the Canberra Labor Club Community Chambers (formerly Norths Rugby) in 1997, the purchase of the Ginninderra Labor Club (formerly the Charnwood Tavern) in 1997, and the purchase of the Weston Creek Labor Club (formerly the Weston Creek Football Club) in 2001.

The Canberra Labor Club Group also owns several commercial properties throughout the ACT. One membership fee covers all 4 venues.

Club facilities

The Canberra Labor Club Group offers a range of sporting and gaming facilities, and comfortable and contemporary spaces for functions with plenty of room to book a table for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on any day.

Facilities include:

  • Club bar prices
  • Large screen televisions
  • Sky Channel & Foxtel Channels
  • Great Coffee
  • Modern gaming machines
  • Bonus gaming machine links, including the latest Hyperlink
  • Quality dining facilities at very reasonable prices
  • Function rooms
  • Excellent Staff
  • Covered outdoor entertainment area with large screen televisions
  • Ample free parking
  • Pool Tables
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Free internet terminals
  • Free WiFi

For more information about what each club offers, please contact your nearest Club.

The Canberra Labor Club is committed to the Betsafe responsible gambling program.

The Canberra Labor Club has always been totally committed to promoting and encouraging responsible gaming practices and the Betsafe program takes this responsibility even further with an ongoing, comprehensive program of staff training, member counselling and community awareness.

The Betsafe program has been developed by the Paul Symond consultancy group and was first launched in NSW by the Minister for Gaming and Racing, the Hon. Richard Face MP in December 1998. The Canberra Labor Club Group, in August 2000, was the first licenced Club to implement the Betsafe program in the ACT.

Betsafe has developed a comprehensive policies and procedure manual which has formed the backbone of the most extensive staff training and patron counselling program ever undertaken by the local gaming industry.

Betsafe is a patron care program, which allows Canberra Labor Club customers to ask for assistance and feel comfortable that it will be dealt with in a confidential and professional manner. The Canberra Labor Club puts these people in contact with professionals who are trained to assist them with their gambling problem.

For more information on Betsafe, log on to: www.betsafe.com.au

If gambling is creating a problem in your life…help is available!

Telephone BETSAFE a 24 hour free counselling service on 1800 BETSAFE (1800 238 7233).

Apply for membership

Major club achievements

2012 ClubsACT Awards

Responsible Gaming and Gaming Venue Award – Winner Canberra Labor Club & Ginninderra Labor Club

Human Resource Management Award – Winner Ginninderra Labor Club

Member Services Award – Winner Weston Creek Labor Club

2011 ClubsACT Awards

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Margaret Spalding Award for Community Assistance Award – Winner

Responsible Gaming and Gaming Facility Award – Winner

2010 ClubsACT Awards

Outstanding Service Award – Tony Luchetti – Winner

Responsible Gaming Award – Winner

Human Resources Development Award – Winner

Club Sector Award – Winner

Community Assistance Award – Commendation

2009 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Winner

Responsible Service of Gaming & Gaming facility – Commendation

Bistro (City Labor Club) – Commendation

2008 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance – Winner

Club Sector Contribution – Winner

Responsible Service of Gaming & Gaming Facility – Commendation

2007 ClubsACT Awards

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Community Assistance – Winner

Human Resource Management – Winner

Club Development – Winner

Member Services – Winner

Responsible Service of Gaming – Commendation

2006 ClubsACT Awards

Industry Contribution – Winner

Community Assistance Award – Commendation

Human Resource Management – Commendation

2006 ACT Vocational Education & Training Authority – Training Excellence Awards

ACT Training Initiative Award – Finalist

Employer of the Year – Finalist

2005 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Winner

Industry Contribution – Commendation

Responsible Service of Gaming – Commendation

2004 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Winner

Young Achiever of the Year – Winner Miss Dannielle Baguley

Promotion of Sport – Commendation

2003 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Commendation

Club Development – Commendation

Club of the Year – Finalist

2003 ACT Department of Education, Youth & Family Services – Training Excellence Awards

ACT Training Initiative Award – Finalist

Employer of the Year – Finalist

2003 Games Centre for the 9th Australian Grand Masters Games

2002 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Winner

Staff Development & Training Award – Winner

Outstanding Service Award – Winner Ms Barbara Byrne

Promotion of Sport – Commendation

Club of the Year – Finalist

2001 ClubsACT Awards

Community Assistance Award – Winner

Staff Development & Training Award – Winner