Souths – you’re always welcome


About Souths Mackay

We’re a sociable bunch, here at Souths Mackay. We started with 1000 members in our first trading year, and since then our membership has grown to over 13,700! So, what do all our members like about us? 

Double the fun

Souths Mackay is spread across two sites:

souths leagues club

181 Milton Street

A family-friendly establishment close to all Mackay’s sporting facilities, which features:

  • A bistro

  • Three bars

  • A café

  • A kids’ room

  • Gaming facilities including 136 poker machines, Tab and Keno games

  • Large function facilities

souths suburban bowls club

39 Wardrop Street

This peaceful spot houses:

  • Two bowling greens (including one undercover)

  • A bistro

  • An undercover outdoor deck

  • A kids’ room

  • A three-way bar

  • Gaming facilities including 43 poker machines, TAB and Keno games

  • A function room and board room


Let us entertain you

There’s always something to do at Souths. Whether it’s pints and footy, a coffee (or wine!) with friends, or relaxing in the gaming area; we’ve got you covered. Having fun is in our DNA, so we’re always thinking of new ways for you to get the best out of our time here – we host huge events, and give away great prizes - not to mention our fantastic membership deals and offers. Come in and see what’s on at the Leagues Club and Bowls Club!

Gourmet delights

Our ethos is “great times at great prices - especially when it comes to food. We have several bars, cafes and bistros across our sites, all featuring varied, delicious menus at affordable prices! You’re going to want to come hungry!

A community feel

While we’re proud of our delicious food, extensive range of activities and fantastic facilities, what matters most to us at Souths Mackay is our people. We employ over 100 local team members, who love living, working and playing in Mackay.  We believe that we can best serve you if we’re having fun ourselves and we aren’t satisfied unless you feel like one of family!

A sense of achievement

With our successes in both in the Junior and Senior Football Clubs, not to mention the tremendous facilities at the Leagues Club, Souths is now recognised as the best provincial Leagues Club in Queensland. We could never have achieved this without the enormous amount of voluntary work done by many people over many years – thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!.

Whatever you’re here for, you’re welcome…

Southern Suburbs Football Club welcomes you to enjoy the facilities. When you next drop by, don’t forget to check out our framed recognition of Life Members, a photo display of Clubhouse History and the Football Jerseys worn by our teams over the years.


Our History


1944 – The Railways formed another team and played as Railways #2

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 at 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 29 machines

1994 – The first major renovation meant Southern Suburbs became 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