The Peninsula Club was formed out of a real community need in September 2010. The venue itself, was the former Dromana-Red Hill R.S.L. Sub-branch which operated from the site since 1963.
Founded in 1920 and operating from a memorial hall built on the Dromana foreshore by ex-soldiers returning home from World War I, the sub-branch provided significant support to their mates, war widows and families.
On the return from World War II, the hall was found to be too small and over time funds were raised to purchase the current land on the corner of Gibson & Noel Streets which opened in 1963.
Membership grew but fluctuated over time and the building expanded to accommodate the additional members.
However, by mid-2010, a decision was made to close the sub-branch.
The Footscray Football Club / Western Bulldogs agreed to purchase the land and buildings in late 2010, and after an internal renovation, opened the doors in December 2010 as the Peninsula Club.
Importantly, the Dromana-Red Hill R.S.L. sub-branch continues to function and operate from the venue with its own dedicated office and is supported by the Peninsula Club.
The Peninsula Club is an all-inclusive facility for everyone who lives, works or plays on the Mornington Peninsula.