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Regular Events and Activities at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

We are always looking for ways to get people together and have fun!

Here at the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club, we host weekly events for our members to ensure there’s always an excuse to catch up.

Daily Happy Hour
Join us for Happy Hour at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Enjoy Schooners for just $4.50!
Enjoy for an Extra Hour on Weekends! 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Join in weekly events at the RSL


Mondays to Thursdays

11am start


Wednesday nights

from 6:30pm

Meat Raffles

Friday & Saturday night

+ Sunday lunch


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

5.45pm + Saturday 11.15am


Thursday nights

8.30pm start

Saturday Nights

7.30pm – check here to see

who’s playing!

Join in weekly events at the Bowlo


Tuesday and Thursdays nights 

6.00pm register 6.30pm start

Nulla Meat Raffles

Wednesday nights

from 6.30pm

Cannons Meat Raffles

Thursday nights 

from 7.00pm

Meat Raffles

Friday nights 

from 6.00pm

Rangers Meat Raffles

Saturday nights

from 6.30pm

Sunday Sessions

from 1 pm check here to see

who is playing!

Special Events

We are always looking to bring the ‘next big thing’ to our wonderful region.

Whether it’s the latest live music sensation or an exclusive event that will get our Members excited – we love making people smile.

Here is what’s coming up at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club.

Weekends at the RSL

Fri & Sat

Drop the kids off at Tabatinga so you can enjoy a few cheeky cocktails by the bar, dinner, and dancing.

Strazz n Berg Duo
9th March 7:30pm – 10.30pm
The Roys
13th April  7:30pm – 10.30pm
The Roys 
8th June 7:30pm – 10.30pm

Sunday Session at the Bowlo

Sunday Funday!

Open from 11am The Bowlo is the place to be on Sundays! Food, drinks and plenty of memories! Live music once a month (check our Facebook page!), barefoot bowls available and loads of good vibes! Take your picture under our neon sign and tag #theBowlosundaysession!

Who’s Charlie
17th March 1-4pm
Pete Ball
31st March 1-4pm
Who’s Charlie
28th April 1-4pm

The Bowlo

The Bowlo, Austral St Kempsey

Offering lawn bowls, pub feeds and cold beverages, The Bowlo offers members and their guests a great variety of entertainment and activities, with something to suit everyone.

The Bowlo, or ‘Bottom Bowls’ as it's affectionately known - is a great value venue to hold a special event, party or function.

Whether it’s a game of lawn bowls, a bite to eat or a long overdue catch up with friends, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. We even have an outdoor climbing frame, to entertain the kids!

The Bowls Bistro

The Bowls Bistro located on Austral St in Kempsey specialises in delicious favourites and some great new taste sensations including our special house made Schnitzels! Plus there are loads of other tasty delights. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a nice bite to eat with friends and family.

Mon – 11 am to 6 pm. Bistro: Closed all-day

Tues – 11 am to 8 pm. Bistro: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Trivia: 6 pm 

Wed- Sat 11 am to 8.30pm. Bistro: Lunch from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. Dinner from 6.00 pm to 8:30 pm  

Sun– 11 am to 6 pm. Bistro: Lunch from 12 pm to 2:30 pm 

Functions at The Bowlo

The Bowlo is a great choice for affordable functions and events.

Our club is a versatile venue for all types of gatherings including: parties, special events and Christmas parties. With a range of catering options to choose from, guests can enjoy a relaxing function space with seating for up to 80 people.

Contact our Events Co-ordinatort today!

Lawn Bowls at
The Bowlo, Kempsey

We have a Lawn Bowling schedule that suits everyone – from the competitive veteran to those looking to have a barefoot Sunday session!

Social bowls is played Wednesday 1-4pm.
 Anyone and everyone is welcome to this session.
Ladies’ bowlers play Thursday at 11.30am
Thursday Twilight Bowls from 5pm

‘Roll up’ is played Friday and Sunday 11-5pm.

To sign up for one of our Lawn Bowls competitions, select the relevant check box when filling out your membership form.

Want to organise a Lawn Bowls function at The Bowlo?

Get in touch with our functions team!

Sunday Session

Our Sunday Sessions begin at 1pm and finish at 4pm. Enjoy some barefoot bowls or simply sit back and watch the live music while enjoying a delicious & affordable meal! 
Who’s Charlie plays once a month, check our Facebook or scroll up to see dates and other artists! 
End the weekend right with Burgers, Beers, Bowls and a good time!
The Bowlo is a vibe so drop in and say Hi! 

The Bowlo Community
& Sponsorship

Our community is the cornerstone of our Club. Everything we do is for the people we live, work and play with.

The Bowlo sponsors the following local sports teams:

Macleay Valley Rangers Football Club

Kempsey Cannonballs

Natureland Netball Club Kempsey

Nulla Cricket Club


Host a function at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

In charge of hosting an event?
Book our function space to ensure it’s a success.

Not only will you have access to our sensational space, our friendly and professional functions team will help you cross all the jobs off your list – and make sure nothing is missed!

We have a relaxed atmosphere for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party, engagement party, wedding, business meeting, seminar or corporate event – we will ensure everyone has a great time.

We also have a mix of catering options for you and your guests to enjoy, from our signature restaurant Freshwater Grill. And of course, we are always happy to personalise any catering to suit your guests or event needs. We are here to help!

Our staff offer great advice and are committed to ensuring you and your guests have an outstanding experience.

We look forward to assisting you with your next event!

Kempsey Macleay RSL Function Facilities & Features:
  • Data Projector with AV connection
  • Screen
  • Wi-Fi Internet Connection
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Whiteboard or Flipchart
  • Microphone
  • Dedicated functions coordinator
  • Venue Hire
  • New modern and contemporary designed space
The Boardroom
Up to 15 people seated
Room Hire $75
Diggers Room
40 - 50 guests
Room Hire $150

Want to make a Function Enquiry?

Please complete the online function enquiry form below and one of our Functions team members will get back to you shortly.

Tabatinga Adventure Centre

Kids & Parents love Tabatinga!

Inspired by a village community in Brazil, the Kempsey Macleay RSL Tabatinga Adventure Centre offers an adventure into the world of forests and fascinating creatures. The kids will be entertained for hours in this wonderful play space!

The Adventure Centre contains play elements, attractions and facilities to please all ages, from toddlers to grandparents.

Kick back and enjoy a coffee and some food while the kids run wild!
(Supervised by the Tabatinga Rangers, of course!)

Tabatinga is open Everyday during School Holidays and offers:

  • Individual play sessions
  • Birthday parties
  • Drop and Dine (Friday & Saturday nights)
  • Rock climbing wall (only open on weekends when out of school holidays)

At Tabatinga Kempsey, we have the following spaces:

  • Toddler Play Area (0-4 Years)
  • Multi-level Jungle climbing play structure (0-12 Years)
  • Two fully-themed party rooms
  • A Café with great coffee, light meals and snacks
  • 6 different rock climbing walls (open daily during school holidays)

Tabatinga Adventure Centre Opening Hours
Everyday from 10 – 2.30 pm during the school holidays!
+ Drop & Dine available every night from the 26th December – 7th January 

Tabatinga Drop & Dine

Drop & Dine is our service for parents who want to relax, knowing the kids are happy, safe – and entertained, close by! Drop the kids off at Tabatinga, let them play with their friends – and you can enjoy a peaceful dinner at the fabulous Freshwater Bar & Grill.

Drop & Dine is available Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. 
+ Drop & Dine is available every night from the 26th Dec – 7th Jan

Call to book before 4pm to receive a discounted rate:
Visitors = $20      Members = $17

Booking made after 4pm will be charged at:
Visitors = $25      Members = $22

Club membership
is only $11 a year – think
of the money you will
save by joining!

Entry Prices

RSL Members Non Members
Under 1 year FREE FREE
Non-playing Guardian FREE FREE
1 - 3 years $8.00 $9.00
4+ years $10.00 $11.00
4+ years Climbing Wall* $10.00 $11.00
Entry + Climbing Wall* $20.00 $22.00
NOTE: Socks must be worn at all times.
* The climbing Wall attraction is suitable for persons 5 years and older, who are 100cm+ tall, weighing a minimum of 18kg, and a maximum of 113kg

Birthday Parties

We have two great birthday party rooms available to book for your child’s next birthday. Make it really special with a Snow Princess or SuperHero themed event.

What's on at Tabatinga

Drop & Dine

Have a quiet and relaxed meal while the kids play at Tabatinga.
5.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday & Saturday.

Opening Hours

Tabatinga Adventure Centre is open
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00am – 2:30pm

Kempsey Macleay RSL Club
1 York Lane
Kempsey NSW 2440
Open Hours
Monday - Sunday
10:00am - Late
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Function Enquiry

Please complete the online function enquiry form below and one of our Functions team members will get back to you shortly.

Tabatinga Drop & Dine

Please note this must only be a Friday or Saturday night.

Who is coming:
Please complete for each child attending 3+yrs.

Who is Dropping:
*Please note you must remain within the club while drop & dine is operational.

Payment will be taken on drop off.
Before 4pm to receive a discounted rate:
Visitors = $20
Members = $17
Booking made after 4pm will be charged at:
Visitors = $25
Members = $22

Birthday Parties Enquiry

Party Details
Party Extras Selection
Additional platter options (if you wish to order other platters please contact Tabatinga 6560 1111)
Your Contact Details
Anything else?
Why are you booking with us?
Please note
The club does not supply Birthday Cakes.
Completing this form does not guarantee your party, you will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your date and time preference or discuss alternate options if the date and time is unavailable, as well make arrangements for the payment of the party deposit. You are completing the form for the Kempsey venue.