Albury’s population was not even 6000 when the Commercial Club began. On 7th May 1902, 11 men met in the rooms of the Border City Club to form a new club to replace Border City. Auctioneer John Chenery chaired the meeting and in June was elected foundation president.
Membership fees were set at one guinea ($2.10). The name Commercial Club was adopted at the 7th May meeting and might have had something to do with an earlier club of the same name. The Club was founded as a professional and business gentlemen’s only club.
Peak business came during regular wool sales in the Wool Exchange, which were part of the Club premises from 1935 to 1978. The Club survived crises, including in 1916 when the whole committee was replaced. Its modern period begins in 1972 with the arrival of a new manager Mr. Bruce Duck and a succession of presidents and boards with vision for a great future.
Commercial Club scored many firsts – having Albury’s first poker machine – constructing two elevated bowling greens (the first of their kind in the state of NSW), to building the Borders’ first multi-level car park.
The Commercial Club located on Dean Street is in the heart of Albury’s business and shopping district. Only minutes from the airport and railway.
The Club offers top quality, yet affordable, restaurants and an abundance of fresh regional produce making the Commercial Club a food lover’s delight.
Nowhere else in Albury will you find such exciting entertainment all in the one venue.
Commercial Club provides live bands every Wednesday to Sunday providing easy listening, dance and jazz music. Spectacular stage shows are featured monthly and spacious and luxurious bars featuring Keno and TAB facilities are open daily.
The Club’s conference and banquet facilities consist of 14 rooms including the Auditorium, the elegant Waratah Room and the versatile Banksia Room.
From Board Meetings of 12 to a gala dinner for 500 the versatility of the Commercial Club’s private events rooms ensure that the perfect venue and supporting facilities are available to meet your every need.
The Club also has on site a superb Health and Fitness Centre which includes a Gymnasium, 4 squash courts, steam rooms and 2 elevated bowling greens.