About Us

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When you walk into a Souths establishment, the first thing you will feel is welcome. Souths Mackay started off with 1000 members in its’ first trading year, and has now grown to over 13,700. So why is Souths so popular?

Two convenient locations

Souths Leagues Club, adjacent to the Mackay Airport and just 2km from the Mackay City Centre, is centred in Mackay’s sporting hub with hockey, rugby league, basketball, tennis and cricket facilities all in close proximity. This happy, laidback establishment includes a bistro, three bars, café, kids’ room 136 poker machines, TAB, Keno and function facilities. Click here to find out more about Souths Leagues Club.

On the Club premises is also the Souths Health & Fitness – a gym that is totally focused on having fun while looking after your health. With a range of modern equipment, plenty of room and a relaxed atmosphere – Souths is like no gym you’ve been to before. Click here to find out more about Souths Health & Fitness.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club is located in Wardrop Street, just off Nebo Road, and is one of Mackay’s favourite places for a great game of bowls. This peaceful spot houses two bowling greens (including one undercover), bistro, undercover outdoor deck, kids’ room, three-way bar, 43 poker machines, TAB, Keno, function room and board room. Click here to find out more about Souths Suburban Bowls Club.

Entertainment to suits all tastes

From watching the footy with friends to catching up with the girls over a coffee (or wine!) to having some time out in the gaming area – there’s always something to do at Souths. We love putting on MASSIVE events, giving away prizes, winning big, playing the pokies, chilling with mates, treating the family and generally just having a good time. Check out what’s on at the Leagues Club and Bowls Club, or come on in and see it for yourself.

The best in Mackay café and bistro dining

Great food in Mackay doesn’t have to come at crazy prices! Feast your eyes on our delicious spread of fresh and tantalizing meals that are as affordable as they are tasty. Get your mouth watering with a quick look at the menus for both the Leagues Club and Bowls Club.

A welcoming attitude and service

Outside of the fantastic variety of food, entertainment and fun that Souths Mackay offers – what really sets us apart is our people. Souths employs 100+ team members who live, work and play in the Mackay region. We love what we do and we have a lot of fun doing it! Which means that you can always be assured, when you walk into Souths – you’ll feel welcome.

Timelines:

1944 – The Railways formed another team and played as Railways No2

1945 – Meeting was held to change Railways 2 to Southern Suburbs Sports Club – owned by Mr Tom Noble

1945/46 – The Club entered the football competition

1955 – Renamed Southern Suburbs Football Club

1966 – Mackay Junior Rugby Club was formed

1971 – Souths Leagues Club moved to current site: 181 Milton Street

1973 – The Clubhouse was officially opened in May

1984 – Further extensions to accommodate growth

1992 – Poker machines came to Mackay and we were allocated with 29

1994 – The first major renovation made Southern Suburbs one of the best Clubs in provincial Queensland

1997/98 – Further upgrades took place by extending the poker machine area to house 90 machines, new toilets and the introduction of a Sports Bet Lounge and Keno area.

2003 – Another major extension was undertaken with Pool Rooms, Formal Dining, Meeting Room and larger eating area

2007 – Souths Suburban Bowls Club joins the Souths Mackay family

2009 – Southern Suburbs Football Club updated it branding to the logo you see today, going by its new identity Souths Leagues Club

2015 – Major $2.5 million renovation of the Bowls Club

With success being experience both in the Junior and Senior Football Clubs as well as the tremendous facilities at the Leagues Club, Souths is now recognised as the best provincial Leagues Club in Queensland. None of this could ever have been achieved without an enormous amount of voluntary work done by many people over many years. Southern Suburbs Football Club welcomes you to enjoy the facilities. When you next pop in take time to peruse our framed recognition of Life Members, a photo display of Clubhouse History and the Football Jerseys worn by our teams over the years.

What ever you’re here for, you’re welcome…