What’s behind the doors at RACV Club?

two women socialising over drinks

Blanche Clark

Posted October 05, 2022

Discover an urban oasis nestled in Melbourne’s CBD: RACV Club is a place to network, unwind and enjoy premium dining, spa treatments and unique social events.

Like many buildings in Melbourne’s CBD, you may have walked past 501 Bourke Street many times – perhaps noticed the RACV Club logo – and wondered what’s inside?

Walking through the revolving doors, you’ll discover an urban oasis, a place with state-of-the-art facilities, including a Fitness Centre, 25m lap pool, multiple dining venues and bars, One Spa, Shared Workspace, Billiards Room, accommodation and more.

RACV Club is a lifestyle club that caters for the social, leisure and business needs of its members. When you join you have access to all these facilities at City Club, as well as a cornucopia of amenities and experiences at Healesville Country Club & Resort.

Go behind the doors at RACV City Club.

Contemporary style built on rich tradition

A major ground-floor and level-one refurbishment, completed in January 2022, ushers in a new era for RACV Club, which was established in 1903, with a sensitive reimaging of these grand spaces.

From the sculptured lights and staircase highlighting the impressive double-height ceiling to the multi-faceted Bistro and Coffee Lounge with banquette seating areas that create comfortable and discrete seating zones, City Club combines style, connectivity, and functionality.

On level one, you’ll find the Gallery Lounge, with a program of exhibitions showcasing the RACV Art Collection, the award-winning Members Dining Room, the Wine Bar – where you can try local produce like Little Lon Distilling Co – and the Shared Workspace, which attracts young professionals and those interested in advancing their career through the Club Mentoring Program.

Wide view of Club interior

RACV City Club is light-filled and spacious, with restaurants and bars on three levels. Image: Matt Harvey

Live life to the full as a Club Member

As a RACV Club Member, you don’t need to wait for a holiday to enjoy the everyday and live life to the fullest. There are regular events to attend, member interest groups to join if you’re interested in art, film, books and card games, and sports such as golf, squash and billiards to try. Healesville Country Club & Resorts boasts an 18-hole golf course.

When you join the RACV Club, there is opportunity to try exclusive dining experiences and incredible curated wines, thanks to an in-house sommelier. You get to travel the world with your tastebuds. From Italian pizzas in Bourke Street Green and Sri Lankan fish curry in Bistro to Lemon Tart at Le Petit Gateau.

There’s a good reason why people join clubs, such as RACV Club. It’s an easy way to meet like-minded people, share common interests, look after your wellbeing, advance your career, and try new experiences. 

Squash courts at RACV City Club

Members can break up their working day with a game of squash at City Club. Image: Matt Harvey

Discover a Club with everything to offer, and a little extra.
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