The Upwey Belgrave RSL is a unique and traditional RSL Sub-branch, at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, championing the ANZAC spirit of mateship and compassion.
We are also an integral part of the Upwey Community. We are a family-friendly club, with no poker machines, lots of outdoor areas including a children’s play area. All members of the community are welcome, including those who have not served in the Armed Services.
The RSL is overseen by a volunteer Committee of Management, who are elected by members on an annual basis. Any member is welcome to nominate for the Committee for Management and participation is encouraged. The RSL is run 97% by volunteers front of house, back of house, administration, finance, member services and so much more.
The RSL also supports local music, and with artists and bands playing live and free every Weekend. Special music and social functions are also held throughout the year.
Poppies, the club’s bistro is a great venue serving a variety of meals to suit all tastes including traditional RSL favourites. All dishes are prepared and cooked completely in house, by our wonderful Chef Matt, ably assisted by his competent team. We aim to cater for a range of allergies, intolerances and choices. The bistro celebrates many commemorative occasions and also caters for private functions.
Running Rabbits Military Museum
The “Running Rabbits Military Museum” is the only RSL museum fully accredited by Museums Australia, with artefacts from the Boer War through to Afghanistan & Iraq and the peacekeeping efforts in many parts of the world.
For those who can’t cope with steps there is a small ramp near the front door. For those who use wheelchairs or walkers, there is flat access to the clubrooms, the Poppies Restaurant, the bar and the Quarterdeck from the rear driveway. Families and tour groups can get together and enjoy themselves in any of these and other areas quite simply. There is no parking immediately to this area but is very suitable for a drop-off / pick up area.
Monday (Bar) 3pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday (Bar) 3pm -6:00pm
Wednesday 3pm – late
Thursday 3pm – late
Friday 3pm – late
Saturday 12.30- late