b_200_33_16777215_00_images_about_club-02.jpgThe formation of DAPTO CITIZENS BOWLING CLUB was initiated by a group of bowling enthusiasts who saw the need for a new bowling club in the Dapto area.

Meetings were convened and a Committee appointed which purchased the current site, on Parsons Bush, for One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds ($3000.00) – a lot of money in those days.

The inaugural Committee was headed by BILL BAILEY,
President – BERT THORNE, Secretary – BILL MOY, Treasurer.

b_200_118_16777215_00_images_about_club-04.jpgIn 1958 Dapto Citizens Bowling Club affiliated with the Illawarra District Bowling Association and began competing in District Championships and Pennants. However the Club did not have greens at that time and games were played on greens at both Wollongong RSL and Windang Bowling Clubs for the first 2 years.

The original clubhouse was purchased for Two Hundred Pounds ($400). It was dismantled and removed from its location on Princes Highway to be transported and rebuilt on the current site on Fowlers Road. The guiding force in relocating the house was KEVIN DUFF along with the assistance of a band of volunteers – not forgetting the ladies who supplied light refreshments whilst work was in progress.

The original liquor license was obtained in July, 1962 with the first keg being tapped on 5th August, 1962.

b_200_139_16777215_00_images_about_club-05.jpgThis clubhouse served its purpose for many years until a new building was erected, at a cost of One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds ($3000), opening in July, 1967. The old clubhouse was sold for One Pound ($2) to the Dapto Pensioner’s Association.

Volunteer working bees every Saturday and Sunday saw the greens develop and the clubhouse built – those volunteers inspiring subsequent workers around the club and surrounding greens.

Since the foundation, Dapto Citizens Bowling Club has seen many extensions and modifications to bring the club to the modern establishment we all see today.

Board of Directors

Club President

Noel Hawke

Vice President

Roy Logan


George Brown
Brian McCann
Doug Coleman
Stuart Low
Ian Bailey
Derek Batey

Bowls Secretary

Brett Bailey


Shaun Parnis

Dapto Citizens Bowling Club
support responsible service of alcohol and encourage responsible gambling practices. 

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 10:30pm
Wednesday:  9:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - Midnight
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Contact Details

102 - 104 Fowlers Rd
NSW - 2530

Phone: (02) 4261 1344
E-Mail: General Enquiries - Click Here