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:
A family-friendly establishment close to all Mackay’s sporting facilities, which features:
A kids’ room
Gaming facilities including 136 poker machines, Tab and Keno games
Large function facilities
This peaceful spot houses:
Two bowling greens (including one undercover)
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!
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.
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