Celebrating 50 Years of the Canberra Southern Cross Club

Celebrate our Golden Anniversary with us

Tuesday 22 August 1972 saw the beginning of a new adventure as the Canberra Southern Cross Club first opened its doors at Woden.

Turning fifty deserves a big celebration and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing over the
next three months!

So much has changed in the fifty years of the Canberra Southern Cross Club, but one
thing that hasn’t changed over time is our core values. These are:

  • we care for our community and our people,
  • we provide good times and good memories,
  • we show leadership and teamwork, and
  • we act with integrity and respect.

Our team is proud of what the Canberra Southern Cross Club has already achieved in providing for the Canberra community, and we are optimistic about what our future holds.

There are lots of ways you can share in our celebrations, including special event dinners, price rollbacks on some of our most loved meals, anniversary drinks made in collaboration with some of Canberra’s favourite locals, and much more in venue.

A Recipe for Success dinner series

Join our 50th Anniversary celebrations at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison with a four course menu of iconic dishes that have shaped our Club. Enjoy our Golden Anniversary gin cocktail on arrival, four delicious courses and matched wines with each dish, along with a bottle of our Lake George 50th Anniversary wine, and a copy of our special edition Recipe for Success cookbook.

Woden: 7pm Friday 22 July. Head Chef, Phoebe prepared her favourite dish, Moroccan Lamb, a standout dish at our restaurants for the past ten years.

Tuggeranong: 7pm Friday 5 August. Head Chef Alex will present his go-to dish to impress, Blueberry Glazed Duck, which has featured on our Chefs’ Signature Dinner and other gala nights. View menu. Tickets are $95 each, book now.

Jamison: 7pm Friday 19 August. Executive Chef Jojy will prepare our feature dish Red Wine Braised Beef Cheeks, which continues to be a firm favourite with our diners. View menu.  – SOLD OUT

One Golden Night gala dinner

Help us celebrate the last fifty years – and drink a toast to the next fifty years for the Canberra Southern Cross Club. Join us on Friday 26 August for our gala event with a spectacular five course dinner, beverages, a special gift bag and a entertaining array of live performances to mark the occasion. Dress is strictly lounge suit or cocktail dress.

Five course dinner with drinks and a magical night of entertainment. Dress is strictly lounge suit or cocktail dress View menu. Tickets are $240 per person. Book now.

50th Commemorative Products

Gin with Underground Spirits
We’ve partnered with Underground Spirits to create a special gin for the Club featuring notes of Yuzu and green apple, perfect for our golden anniversary celebrations.

Golden Ale with Capital Brewing Co.
A crisp, golden ale has been specially created for the anniversary, and we invite you to share a round of this limited edition brew with us across all our Clubs to celebrate our milestone.

Riesling and Shiraz with Lake George Winery
Enjoy the floral notes of the crisp, yet smooth Lake George Riesling, and deep plum tones of the rich and delicious Lake George Shiraz – the ideal way to take some time out to celebrate our golden anniversary.

The Half Century Blend with Lonsdale Street Roasters
With notes of honeycomb, malt and cocoa, this is a full smooth mix with a milk chocolate finish, available to drink at all of our venues or grab a pack of beans to enjoy at home.

The complete commemorative range will be available at all our Clubs from July to September. You can also buy these products at our venues to take home or order from our online shop.

A Recipe for Success cookbook

Now you can create a ‘taste of the Club’ at home with our ‘A Recipe for Success’ cookbook. Featuring 25 of our most loved dishes along with stories and memories behind each dish. Available for Members as a complimentary eBook, or you can purchase the printed book for $10 in our Online Shop or within our venues.

As seen on TV

We recently shot for a TV ad to celebrate our anniversary.
Our filming day saw multiple generations of families with strong historic links to the
Club ‘gather round the tables’ to collaborate on this exciting project. We are so grateful
to the contributions made by these families over the years, and were delighted to bring
them together for such a special day to tell the story of their Club. The TV ad will air from July and features Hayley Jensen and her band performing their take on the iconic Aussie song, 50 Years, first released by Uncanny X-Men in 1985.


Above is the extended 90 second version of our ad, which is being played within our venues. The 30 second version is being shown on Channels 7 and 10 in Canberra now.

Price Rollbacks

Head back in time with great savings on your favourite dishes from July to September. Throwing back to the days when Reef ‘n’ Beef was the talk of the town and perms were all the rage, we will be serving up classic dishes like Chicken Hollandaise, Lemon Sole, and Fisherman’s Basket, discounted to their former prices.

Available at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison, these rolled back prices offer something for every member of the family with Chocolate Mousse and Frog in a Pond also featuring in our lineup. Each week we’ll let you know when the price rollback is about to hit, so make sure to follow us on Facebook to be in the know. The rollback prices will also be advertised on our restaurant Specials Boards throughout the celebration.

50 Life Memberships

Our Contributing Life Membership category of membership represent a commitment to the value of your Club and these are rarely offered for sale to our Members.

During July, August and September we are opening up the opportunity for Members to secure Contributing Life Membership for just $500. It may be a perfect gift for a younger
member of your family, or a special recognition gift for someone who is a Club regular.

You’ll receive a special membership card so our team will know you’re one of our special Golden Anniversary Life Members. Every Golden Anniversary Contributing Life Membership comes with the special membership card and a gift bottle of Lake George Golden Anniversary Riesling. There’s only fifty of these Memberships available so if you want one, don’t delay!

More information and an application form is available from our Reception team at Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison or the Southern Cross Yacht Club or download the application form.

In partnership with the Canberra Jazz Club, ‘Jazz at the Cross’ returns with a special gala concert to celebrate the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s Golden Anniversary.

Presenting traditional jazz at its very best, the State Summit Allstars brings together an extraordinary group of top musicians from Victoria and NSW.

What an amazing group of musicians coming together for this special gala concert! You don’t want to miss what will most likely be the last time we see this band in Canberra.

Enjoy a roast lunch in the Orion Room at 12pm followed by the concert at 1.30pm at Top of the Cross for $45, or attend just the concert from 1.30pm for $25.

Book your tickets.