About Us

OUR HISTORY

The Coogee Legion Club dates back to the early days in 1946 where a group of dedicated and active Sub-Branch
Members under the leadership of the first Sub-Branch President, Mr Bert Ash purchased the land and premises
where the Club stands today, albeit at the time was a single floor dwelling.
The Club was fortunate enough in those days to have a dedicated group of Ladies Auxiliary who tirelessly
fundraised with bingo, Saturday night dances and functions with all proceeds benefiting the building of the
Club.

The Coogee Legion Club was finally Incorporated in 1950 by the then Governor of New South Wales, Sir John
Northcott who proudly opened the Club.
The Club went from strength to strength by engaging in competitions, both internally and through inter Club
events in numerous sporting activities such as bowls, billiards, snooker, shuttle cock, euchre, table tennis to
name a few and the Sports Committee also looked after our Golf Club and cricket matches with other Clubs.
Not to forget the Sunday morning Concerts that had Members & Guests queuing up Coogee Bay Road, waiting
for the Club to open.

The aim of the Club was then and still is today, to maintain a venue that provides exceptional service to its
patrons, both Service and Ex-Service Men & Women.
The Club has since developed into the social hub of the area. With approximately 6,000 members who enjoy
social and recreational activities. The Club has become very focused on supporting its local community and
sporting teams but has always maintained its Australian Defence Force roots.

Today the Club houses two VIP lounges, bars, a restaurant, function facilities, and an open-air terrace overlooking Coogee Beach.
It provides these services to its members, their guests and visitors.

The Coogee Legion Club prides itself on looking after its patrons and today’s customer service offerings are reflective of that.

Coogee Legion Club is an exciting place to work and proudly supports staff and the community.
We hope that your time with the Club will replicate the culture and exceptional customer service levels that are
the trademark of our founding Members.

Trading Hours

Club

Mon: 11am – 10pm
Tue: 11am – 10pm
Wed: 11am – 10pm
Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 12am
Sat: 11am – 12am
Sun: 11am – 10pm

Restaurant

Mon: 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 8:30pm
Tue: 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 8:30pm
Wed: 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 8:30pm
Thurs: 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 8:30pm
Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 8:30pm

Pier

Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 12pm – late
Sat: 12pm – late
Sun: 12pm – late

OUR VALUES

●  Teamwork ●  Respect ●  Commitment ●  Responsibility ●  Integrity ●  Enthusiasm ●

Our Management Team

Gail Patrin – Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Armstrong – Assistant Manager
Melissa Byrne – Duty Manager
Ross Thornton – Duty Manager
Celeste Fone – Duty Manager