26-28 Nelson Rd, Box Hill.   Tel: 9897 6700

Members Update

October 30th 2020

Dear Member,

With Victoria on track to meet roadmap targets, we are pleased to share our planned reopening date of Monday 9th November!

This year without a doubt has been a challenging period for the hospitality industry but, as we look forward with hope to November, I would like to express my gratitude to all our Members, Staff & Committee for all of the support you have offered to our Box Hill RSL community.

We can be proud of everything we have accomplished; despite the adversity we have faced. With the challenges of this year now hopefully behind us, I am pleased to be able to write to you with further information about the expected return of your Sub-Branch.

We’re doing our best to keep you safe during this time with a COVID-19 Safety Management Plan which includes:

  • EVERY person entering the venue must sign in and out EVERY time to ensure compliance with government contact tracing rules
  • Severe restrictions on number of people allowed in the club and spaces
  • Hand sanitiser throughout the venue
  • Social distancing measures including floor markers and distanced tables
  • Regular and consistent sanitising procedures

The following facilities will be operational with Government restrictions in place:

  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Pizzas on the Deck
  • Gaming
  • Welfare Services direct to Faye Clark

We have gone into great depth to ensure your safety while visiting us.

We kindly ask our members to do their part so we can collectively work to get back to normal by:

  • Signing in and out on entry and exit
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell
  • Maintain 1.5m social distance when walking through public areas and queuing
  • Remain seated and avoid roaming the Club
  • Ensure you are only mingling with your table
  • Face masks must be worn upon entering and exiting from the venue and at any time food or beverage is not being consumed.

​Our friendly reception team will be available to take your reservations between 9am – 2pm daily from Monday 2nd November by calling
03 9897 6700.

To ensure all Government restrictions are met the online booking system is currently not available.

The success of reopening Box Hill RSL is linked to the average daily case rate, & in turn we must continue to follow the restrictions and wear masks where required. We will also need to be agile, as dates and specifics may change in the coming weeks.

Please remember, if you, or anyone in your household develop symptoms of fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of smell or taste, please get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay home.

I will continue to provide updates as specifics or changes are confirmed.

Yours sincerely,

Denis Fernando – General Manager

October 9th 2020

Box Hill RSL Membership Renewals

This year Box Hill RSL will be postponing our Membership Renewals for later in the year.

We want all our Members to be clear the Poppy Appeal link is for donations only & we will have a separate link for membership payments that you can make online.

More information about this will be sent in our November Box Hill RSL Newsletter.

If you would like to make a donation for the Poppy Appeal please click here and follow the link & don’t forget to wear a poppy to say thank you to those who have sacrificed so much.


Poppy Appeal 2020

You are changing Veterans life

Your donation helps greatly.

Your donation allows the RSL to tailor specialist services to the needs of our current and former service men and women, and their families.

Examples include:

  • ​Crisis accommodation for at risk veterans
  • Financial assistance for families in need
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • Employment support
  • Assistance with accessing pension entitlements

Click here to donate


August 4th 2020

July 28th 2020

July 9th 2020

Dear Member,

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement regarding the reintroduction of Stage 3 lockdown restrictions, Box Hill RSL regretfully announce the temporary closure of our Club effective from 9:00pm Wednesday July 8, 2020. Box Hill RSL has diligently implemented the advice of both the Federal and State Governments to keep our community safe. The health and well-being of both our employees and our members remains paramount. This temporary closure will be in place for 6 weeks or until further notice.

To re-open our Sub-Branch over the past month, to again close our doors is heartbreaking for our Membership & Community. It goes without saying that my Management team along with our Welfare department are passionate about our Members as they are the essence of our business. We will continue to work hard to support you through this difficult time in any way we can.

Should you require Welfare or Pension Assistance please contact Faye Clarke directly on 03 9897 6780 or alternatively you can email her on welfmgr@boxhillrsl.com.au

Please keep checking in to stay up to date and informed of our reopening plans. We will continue to keep our Members informed of any changes via our Website and Member emails.

We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy and we sincerely thank you for your ongoing support.

Denis Fernando

General Manager



June 16th 2020

We’re back! Our kitchen team is ready and our service staff are waiting to serve you all our favourites meals, once again.

Over the past few months, the support from our Members has been amazing and we know that you’ll enjoy coming back with family and friends to share a meal.

We have also introduced several safety precautions, including extra cleaning, sanitising stations, staff health screening and temperature checks.

you will also need to play your part in Social distancing throughout the club.

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment please contact reception directly on 03 9897 6700 to make a reservation. 



It is with great excitement and anticipation we announce the re-opening of Box Hill RSL Sub-Branch. The BIG day will fall in two weeks, Tuesday 16th June 2020 and we are delighted to be welcoming all our Members back to the Club.

While our Staff will still greet you with a warm smile and a friendly hello, we will be introducing some new and exciting changes in the way our Club looks and operates as well as new hygiene practices. We understand these changes may be different than what you are used to and our priority is to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Here are some things we have implemented by instruction of the Chief Medical Officer of Victoria to help keep our Club safe for all our Members:

  • All Staff have completed the Covid19 Infection Control Government Online Training
  • More frequent cleaning and sanitizing of the Club
  • Access to hand sanitizer throughout the Club
  • New limits on the number of people allowed in the Bistro including communal areas at one time
  • We prefer and are encouraging contactless payments
  • We are required to restrict Member and Guest numbers in the Club (From June 16 confined to 20 people per enclosed space and maximum table numbers of 6) along with ensuring 1.5 meters distance between tables is maintained
  • Reservations are essential
  • The Gaming Room, Sports Bar, Library & Function Rooms are NOT currently operating

New Bistro & Club Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday
  • Lunch Service 12:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Dinner Service 5:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday Dinner Service Only 5:30 pm – 9:00pm
  • Closed Monday & Sunday

Here are some things we expect from our Members & Guests to implement to help keep our Club safe:

  • You must stay home if you feel sick or unwell
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, along with using the hand sanitizers located throughout the Club
  • Stay at least 1.5 m apart when moving through the venue
  • Be considerate of other Members & Staff (Remember, we’re all in this together)

For the most part I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and cooperation, our priority is to provide each of our Members and Guests with the safest dining environment while having an enjoyable experience.

Our friendly Reception Staff will be available to take your Reservations from 9am on Tuesday 16th June 2020. To make a bookings please call 03 9897 6700.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Denis Fernando

General Manager

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Cr Blair Barker Elgar City of Whitehorse Council Covid Update #2

Local update from Cr Blair Barker Elgar City of Whitehorse Council

We are saddened to see many of our businesses impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Council has put together a very informative factsheet which you can refer to when trying to source help, advice and an update on Council services.  You can also keep up to date with SBS multilingual Coronavirus portal.  Please refer to the attached documents

Remember to keep;

  • Washing your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • If you are open keep cleaning and disinfecting your premises, in particular high touch surfaces.  If you are closed, now is a good time to conduct a big spring clean.  Please refer to the cleaning and disinfection factsheet attached.
  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, stay home.
  • If you are still trading, ensure you are observing the 1 person per 4 square meter rule.
  • Display signage to exclude customers that:
    • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • Are subject to quarantine requirements based on the following:
      • Have been in close contact with anyone else who is a confirmed case of COVID-19?
      • Have returned from overseas in the last 14 days?
      • Have any of the following:  sore throat, fever, cough, fatigue, trouble breathing?

The latest information can be found https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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Sudden Forced Closure of Box Hill RSL

It is with a heavy heart that we announce a forced closure of Box Hill RSL Sub Branch effective immediately. With the update of the Victorian lockdown today, Box Hill RSL Sub Branch will be closed due to Government regulations now in place.

Firstly, I want to reassure you that your health, safety, livelihoods and the ongoing success of our RSL are all receiving my complete attention. The Management team are working extremely hard to ensure measures are put into place to ensure that we can reach back to normality quickly.

Yesterday, it was communicated by The Hon Dan Andrews that Victoria will proceed to implement a shutdown of all non-essential across the state to combat the spread of Coronavirus. Prime Minister Mr Morrison further confirmed that Stage 1 Restrictions which involved the closure of licensed clubs, would apply from midday Monday 23rd of March 2020.

It is anticipated that this forced closure will continue for the next 3 weeks, until the end of the school holidays, Monday 13th of April 2020. As the situation continues to change, I will constantly monitor and communicate any changes as soon as more information is known.

Veteran Support:

We are committed to the welfare of veterans & widows ensuring that the best possible assistance can be provided in these uncertain times. Box Hill RSL Sub Branch Welfare department will still remain open in the capacity of taking phone calls & responding to emails. We have a range of services & resources to support members, their families & the broader community so if you are experiencing hardship please contact Faye Clarke on 9897 6780 or email welfmgr@boxhillrsl.com.au.

Events & Social Meeting:

As of Monday 23rd March 2020 till Monday 13th April 2020 all events, social meetings & gathering have been postponed. If you have a deposit for an upcoming event or function with us, rest assured, we have this on file and it will absolutely be ready for your use when we have permission to re-open. If you have any questions in related to a potential event please contact Chantelle Casse on 0457 006 015 or email bookings@boxhillrsl.com.


Due to the forced closure the Win A Car Draw promotion will be suspended until further notice.

We ask that all members be sure to check regularly as we will be posting updates as new information comes to light.

These are unprecedented times; we hope that such action will ensure the swift containment of this virus and we can get back to normality as quick as possible. The hospitality industry will resurrect & we will do it in a big way.

I will continue to stay in touch and keep you updated as the situation develops. In the meantime, please stay safe, look after yourselves and try to stay positive. We’re with you.



Denis Fernando – General Manager


For the latest Australian Government updates Click here 

For the latest Victorian Government updates Click here


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