Celebrating 50 Years!

1968 - 2018

The Club is celebrating 50 years as part of the Macarthur community this December! Be sure to check back regularly to this page, coming soon our special 50-year entertainment & promotions.  

Club History

1964 - 1968

1964
  • Working bee at St John's School leads to the creation of a Catholic Club
1965
  • The first Board was formed and the first social gathering was held. Bill Meehan becomes member number 1 and foundation President
1966
  • A site for the clubhouse is purchased, off Narellan Rd
1967
  • The Club wins a legal battle against the pubs of Campbelltown and is granted a liquor license.
1968
  • Club house built and open for trading in December

1970 - 1978

1970
  • Licensing Court approval for first extensions was received
  • First edition of "Superstar" issued
1971
  • AGM admits "social" members
1976
  • First "Search for a Star" Quest
1978
  • Establishment of outdoor recreation area with swimming pool, children's playground, bar and BBQ
  • Membership is at 5,000
  • Extensions to the Dining Room and new administrative block are completed

1981 - 1989

1981
  • Club membership cards were transferred to a computerised system
1984
  • Commencement of a $500,000 extension program for alterations and additions to the Foyer, Lounge, Collegians Room and administration area - completed by December
1985
  • Official registration of the name "King of Clubs" was made with the Corporate Affairs Commission
1986
  • The Club's BBQ and recreation area was closed and sold to make way for road extensions
1987
  • Total donations by the Club passed the $1million mark
  • Membership exceeded 10,000
1988
  • Extensions to the Club commenced - transferring the Auditorium to the first floor and the creation of additional function rooms, conversion of the old Auditorium to the Bistro, extended bar facilities and new Collegians Room
1989
  • The Club won the "Community Service Award at the Club of the Year Awards

1990 - 1999

1990
  • TAB was introduced to the Club
1992
  • The Club purchased Quondong
  • Membership passed 15,000
1993
  • Builders commenced a $15 million redevelopment program
1995
  • Official opening of the Club's new premises
  • Won "Club of the Year 1994" Award
1997
  • Judged as the 1996 Club TAB of the Year at the Club of the Year Awards
1998
  • Extensions to the value of $2.5million completed
  • Kings Terrace Café opened
  • King Auditorium shows are made smoke free
1999
  • The Club went online with it's web site
  • In conjunction with Campbelltown Council, the Club sponsored the fireworks spectacular in Koshigaya Park to celebrate the new millennium

2000 - 2010

2000
  • Club donations exceeded $1million in a single year for the first time ever
2002
  • Stage 1 of major redevelopment incorporating an underground car park, expanded poker machine and leisure lounge and foyer alterations - completed in November
  • Stage 2 commenced with the construction of Aquafit Fitness and Leisure
2003
  • Mary Ellen Bland becomes the first women on the Board of Directors
  • Café Samba opens
2004
  • Aquafit Fitness and Leisure opens on 1 April
2007
  • Rydges Campbelltown, the areas only 4½ hotel opens on 1 August
2008
  • The CUBE, Campbelltown Convention and Entertainment Centre opens in July showcasing international caliber acts like Tom Burlinson, Tommy Tyco and Cirque De Cube
2010
  • Major Club redevelopment commences - construction of an outdoor gaming pavilion, new carpet thought the club, complete renovations to the Club Lounge, foyer areas and Aquafits Café Blue.

2015 - 2017

2015

  • Construction of new office administration building completed in November
  • New outdoor gaming area opened December

2016

  • Refreshed dining areas in Kings Food Court opened in May
  • Embers Charcoal Kitchen opened in July  
  • New dining expereince, Kyūbi Modern Asian Dining, opened its doors on level 1 of the Club on 27 August

2017

  • Construction commenced in August on the second tower at Rydges Campbelltown, set to grow the capacity of the hotel to 154 rooms, with increased space for private functions and events