Ph:(03) 9787 0265
Fax:(03) 9787 9002
3 Rosserdale Crescent, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930


Member Activities

  • Family Night
  • Book Club
  • ROWS
  • Tai Chi
  • Social Golf Group
  • Cycling
  • Walking Group

Family Night


Specially designed for our busy family members with children up to 12 years, The Ranelagh Club offers a Children's night one Saturday of each month which includes entertainment.


Children's set menu available, plus a la carte for parents.


Bookings are essential as these nights do book out early.  To book call the Bistro on 9787 0265 #2. 


Member Guest Policy applies.


Next Family Night - Saturday 17th February


Charlie Silly Pants

Saturday 17th February


The Kid's favourite Charlie Silly Pants is back for another night of fun and laughter in 2018.


Book early for this event as Charlie is popular with both kids and parents.


$16 per child

Includes child's meal, drink and choc top ice cream.


Full a al carte menu available for parents.


Bookings via the Bistro on 9787 0265 #2




Book Club


Do you love reading?  Would you like the opportunity to get together with other people to discuss a book and express your opinion, likes or dislikes.  Then our Book Club is for you.  Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening and meet other members whilst enjoying a bite to eat and/or a refreshment.


Monthly meetings are held in the Bistro and all members are welcome to join in. 


Our next Book Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st February at 6.00pm.



January/February Book:-   On The Java Ridge, Author:  Jack Serong




Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. 


On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana.


In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a Federal election looms and (not coincidentally) a hardline new policy is being announced regarding maritime assistance to asylum-seeker vessels in distress.


A few kilometres away from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble. Among the passengers fleeing from persecution are Roya and her mother, and Roya’s unborn sister.


The storm now closing in on the Takalar and the Java Ridge will mean catastrophe for them all.


With On the Java Ridge Jock Serong, bestselling author of The Rules of Backyard Cricket, brings us a literary novel with the pace and tension of a political thriller—and some of the most compelling, heartstopping writing about the sea since Patrick O’Brian.


‘Terrifying, compelling.’ Australian Book Review

‘Taut and impressive.’ Age

‘You might want to clear the decks before you start Jock Serong’s third thriller, because the odds are you won’t be able to put it down.’ SA Weekend

‘With this book, Serong cements his growing reputation as the thinking person’s adventure writer. On the Java Ridge is such a strong piece of writing on so many levels. Andrew Bolt would hate it!’ Readings 

‘Expertly written, vast in scope…A compelling literary political thriller and a must-read commentary on the Australian political environment and its treatment of refugees.’ Better Read Than Dead

‘This is the mastery of Serong’s novel, understanding that fictional dystopias are at their most profound when they take the everyday and tilt it towards the darkness…it is a deeply considered novel that steers us to the logical conclusion of an entrenched system rooted equally in brutality and silence.’ Monthly

‘The best surf-related fiction I have read in a long, long time, possibly ever—Jock Serong’s riveting On the Java Ridge.’ Swell Net

‘The rescue and the scenes that follow it are the real heart of the book, and they are exceptional. Serong invests the chaos and confusion of the wreck and its bloody aftermath with a visceral power that makes for confronting but exhilarating reading.’ Australian



For further information please contact the Office on 9787 0265 #1.



Other books read by our Book Club...


Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

The Good People, Hannah Kent

Working Class Boy, Jimmy Barnes

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

The Restorer, Michael Sala

The Hidden Hours, Sara Foster

Black Rock White City, A S Patric

The Dry, Jane Harper

The Cows, Dawn O'Porter

Celeste, Roland Perry

Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf

The Secret She Keeps, Michael Robotham



Ranelagh Open Water Swimming Group



The Ranelagh Open Water Swimming Group meet a couple of times each week.  All members are welcome to join in on a day that suits your schedule.


Saturday mornings start at 6.30am and swimmers meet at the Olivers Hill Pier.  Monday and Wednesday evenings start from the Beach at Ranealgh.


Saturday morning 6.30am

Monday evening 6.30pm

Wednesday evening 6.30pm


For further information contact member Gary Rowley on 0412 256 563.



Tai Chi


Join us on the lawn at Ranelagh in the movement & meditation of Tai Chi.


Club Member, Emma Fisher will teach Tai Chi Chuan, Wushu style 24-form and posture training exercises that will help you develop a sense of peace, relaxation and balance.


Initially Emma will introduce a 6 Week Course running from February 6 to March 13 on Tuesday evenings.


Subject to demand there is an option for further courses.


For information Contact Emma on 0416 267 456 or email






Social Golf Day


Rosebud Country Club
Sunday 18th February

The first game for 2018 will be at Rosebud Country Club, located on Boneo Road, Rosebud. We have pre booked for 20 players with the first tee off time at 7.30am and 4 players @ 11.15am for those wishing to play 9 or 18 holes.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to these times.

Following the game all players will be invited to stay at The Rosebud Country Club for a social drink and distribution of prizes.

Thank you to all members that attended the Golf Information evening on Thursday 1st February.  An email will follow shortly outlining the re-launch of Social Golf @ Ranelagh with booking information and group conditions.

Book your tee time with the Office on 9787 0265 #1






The Cycling Group will get togethr again on Sunday 21st January at 8am for their next ride and will continue every week on a Sunday morning thereafter.

All members are welcome to join in and each ride consists of a coffee and/or breakfast stop at the end.

Departing: Mt Eliza Village @ 8am
(outside 1001 Arabian Nights, unless otherwise specified)

For further information or to register your interest please contact Simon Stanton on 0447 587446.



Walking Group







Fun, social and determined to explore our many great walks.  Gaining in popularity our Walking Group has maintained their initiative and inspiration with weekly and differing walks scheduled for Friday mornings.


A great way for Members to socialize with other Members as well as a chance to see our unique Peninsula backyard as never before:  informative, energizing and a thoroughly entertaining Group indeed!


Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap and bring a small bottle of water.  A coffee stop is also included so bring along a small amount of cash.


All genders are welcome so dont't be shy lads!


Keep up to date on weekly walks via e-news.


Our walking group is looking for an energetic member that would be prepared to take on the co-ordination of a weekly or fortnightly walk.


Interested parties should contact the office on 9787 0265 #1 for further information.