The Sutherland District Trade Union Club (Tradies) became a registered club in 1960 and quickly grew into a neighbourhood centre where the community could gather, relax and enjoy themselves. From its humble origins, Tradies has continued to grow and develop to meet the needs of the community.
Tradies amalgamated with Caringbah RSL in March of 2009. This merger resulted in more facilities being available for patrons, and also more opportunities for Tradies team members. Since the amalgamation, Tradies Caringbah has come into its own as the perfect venue to visit for patrons looking to relax and unwind.
Formed in 1945, the Sub Branch has grown from humble beginnings to the impressive corporate possession that stands today. The Sub-Branch consists of approximately 200 members from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans from World War II through to current members of the Australian Defence Forces.
Tradies expanded into the Illawarra region in February 2015 through an amalgamation with The Helensburgh Workers Club. The Workers Club has a long history in the area, originally started back in 1896. Tradies has renovated the club with a new cafe and children’s outdoor playground as well as an updated restaurant, bar, TAB and outdoor deck area.