The clubhouse when opened in 1926
Clubhouse today
Clubhouse at night and aerial view showing surrounding Catani Gardens
Home of the 1956 Olympic Games sailing regatta.

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

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J.P. Kennison 1926


Built in 1926, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is unique in that the outer shell has morphed as the requirements of the club have changed. Step into the Olympic Bar, home of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics sailing events; view the original scoreboard and Olympic flag or check out the modern Harbour Room, our wedding and events space.

What's On

Come celebrate 150 years of sailing at St Kilda with us. Wander through the building at your leisure or be guided by a member of our historical and memorabilia group. There will be live music during the afternoons.

Children's Activities

There will be sailing-related activities, including knot-tying and face painting.

Images: (1) Clubhouse, 1929. (2) Exterior fa├žade. (3) Clubhouse, aerial view. (4) 1956 Olympics. All photos: courtesy of Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron collection.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Open access 9am-5pm
Tours run 10am, 12pm + 2pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 15

No bookings required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet in the foyer of the building


Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access


1 Pier Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182

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