Winter Members' Magazine - Canberra Southern Cross Club

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Winter 2021


More ways to earn and redeem your points!

Skip the Queue! Order and pay from your table Woden • Tuggeranong • Jamison Scan the QR code at your table to order your meal from your phone

Dear Members We’re excited to bring you our new and improved StarRewards loyalty program. You can now earn points across most transactions at the Club, including food and drinks and on health and wellness purchases such as your gym membership. Better still, you can now also use your points to redeem a far wider range of rewards. Check out the changes on the next page. We’ll keep adding new partners and options through the year to give you more choice for how you reward yourself. Importantly, you can earn points for yourself while still earning rewards for your favourite community partner through the Community Rewards program. Our other exciting development is the planned upgrades at the Yacht Club. We’re saying farewell to the Marquee and replacing this with a new al fresco dining area called ‘The Deck' at Snapper & Co. With help from our precinct partner the Canberra Yacht Club, we’ve also found space for indoor dining downstairs and will provide improved facilities on our existing licensed courtyard. Everything upstairs remains as is with the restaurant, bar, balcony and function spaces getting a spruce up and some new furniture. At the time of writing our plans are going to community consultation. The outcome of this consultation will guide us on when we stage the refurbishment works. Find out more about the planned changes on pages 8 and 9.



Ian Mackay, CEO Cover: You'll love our all new StarRewards program, with more ways to earn and redeem your points.

Contents All New StarRewards program ��������� 4 Car Park Upgrades ������������������������������ 6 Snapper & Co development ������������� 8 News Around our Community �������10 02 6283 7200

We’ve made the difficult decision to introduce tighter controls on our car parks. Unfortunately a small number of people are taking advantage of the free car parking we offer. From August, boom gates and parking stations will be installed at both Woden and Yacht Club. Members and guests using the Club's facilities will still be able to park for free, with your Membership card tracking purchases to automatically provide free passage. If you have not used your Membership card, simply show Reception your purchase receipt to gain complimentary parking. We acknowledge it may be cause for some frustration, but it will ultimately help to provide guaranteed complimentary parking for those who should rightly expect it. We will introduce similar systems to Tuggeranong and Jamison in 2022. Read more on pages 6 and 7. Finally, don’t forget to book in to one of our fabulous dinners. We have truffle dinners, wine dinners and even a 'Taste of the Tropics' dinner coming up. They are great nights out and excellent value, so do give one a try if you haven’t been before.

News Around our Clubs �������������������12 News Around our Health Clubs ������15 Dining Offers �������������������������������������16 Entertainment Guide �����������������������17

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Earn Points Food and Beverages Earn one StarReward point for every dollar you spend on food and beverages when dining at any of our venues including Yacht Club, Snapper and Stellar Café. Swipe on Entry Don’t forget to swipe your Membership card at the Reward Centre on entry to earn a point every time you visit Woden, Tuggeranong or Jamsion. Health and Wellness Earn one point for every dollar you spend on gym and aqua memberships, floats and massages at FloatAbove, Personal Training sessions and Stellar Swim lessons. Functions Next time you organise an event at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, you’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend on room hire and prepaid catering. Cruises Earn one point for every dollar you spend on the MV Southern Cross, including food and beverages purchased during your cruise, and the booking fee.


Gaming Insert your Membership card in your gaming machine to earn one StarReward point for every $5 of turnover.

Redeem Points Food and Beverages Redeem your StarRewards points on food and beverages when dining at any of our venues including Yacht Club, Snapper and Stellar Café. 100 StarReward points = $2 Health and Wellness Use your points to spend on your gym and aqua memberships, FloatAbove floats and massages, Personal Training sessions and Stellar Swim lessons. 100 StarReward points = $3

Functions Save up your points to spend on your next event! You can use your points for room hire and catering. 100 StarReward points = $2

Cruises Use your points to book a Lunch or Dinner cruise or a sightseeing cruise on Lake Burley Griffin aboard the MV Southern Cross. 100 StarReward points = $3

Cash Easily redeem your points for cash at our Reward Centre. You can redeem up to $500 per day, with a minimum of $10. 100 StarReward points = $1

w e N l l A Guide to StarRewards Earn Points


Present your Membership card when purchasing eligible items and you'll automatically earn StarRewards points. For Health and Wellness, your points will be allocated monthly.

Check your Balance Check your StarRewards points at the Reward Centre at your Club. Simply swipe your Membership card to view your balance and earn your entry point. Another easy way to view your StarRewards points balance is through our Members app which is available for download now from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Annual Points Expiry StarRewards points expire on 30 June every year. Remember to redeem your points before they expire.

Redeem your Points To redeem points on food and beverage purchases, simply present your Membership card when purchasing eligible items, and let the staff member know that you want to use your StarReward points for the purchase. To redeem your points against other eligible items such as Health and Wellness items or cruises on the MV Southern Cross, visit

Get rewarded when you dine, drink, play, swipe, lift, celebrate, and cruise! 5

Swipe your Membership card on entry, or collect a ticket.

Spend the required amount on food or beverages in venue using your Membership card.

If you collected a ticket, validate your ticket with proof of spend at the validation kiosk or at Reception.

Swipe your Membership card as you exit, or insert your validated ticket.

Complimentary Parking for Members

 Spend $10 at Woden Spend $20 at Yacht Club  or Snapper & Co 6

Parking Rates Woden Monday to Sunday 8am­­–8pm Up to 2 hours Free Over 2 hours $20

Yacht Club Monday to Sunday 8am–8pm Up to 30 minutes Free Over 30 minutes $20 (Monday–Friday) $5 (Weekends, Holidays)

Car Park Upgrades We’re improving the car parks at Woden and the Yacht Club to provide more parking for our Members and guests. Over the next few months we'll be making some changes to car park access at our Woden and Yacht Club venues, with similar measures coming to Tuggeranong and Jamison next year. We'll continue to offer free parking to Members using the Club's facilities, while deterring those who use our car parks to go shopping or to work. Woden Our paid parking system is returning to Woden with a few changes. Free parking will be available for the first two hours of your stay – with a $20 fee for longer stays, or spend $10 or more in venue to receive complimentary parking.

Yacht Club Works have commenced on our car parks at the Yacht Club. We’re combining our two car parks into one, with one main entry and exit point. We’ll improve the line marking for ease of traffic, and install boom gates and CCTV cameras for your security. We’re also installing an Electric Vehicle charging station, to be powered by our new solar panels. Spend just $20 on food and beverages at the Yacht Club or Snapper & Co. to receive free passage.


Artist's 3D render of 'The Deck' at Snapper & Co

Snapper & Co With the Yacht Club now closed in anticipation of refurbishment works, here's a preview of the new dining areas downstairs. If our plans are approved, you’ll soon be enjoying your fish and chips at Canberra’s most exciting destination with the launch of Snapper & Co. at the Yacht Club.

New shared options including charcuterie plates and cheese boards are sure to become favourites for lazy afternoons with friends.

Launched in 2014, Snapper has become one of Canberra’s most loved locations to enjoy delicious fresh fish and chips overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. With the increasing popularity, our little fish and chippery is getting a makeover to better service our customers.

The menu isn't the only thing we’re looking to change. Snapper & Co. takeaway on the lawns will continue as usual, while plated meals will be served in the licensed courtyard or in our new indoor dining area.

The plans will see the kitchen double in size, giving our Chefs the opportunity to add new products to the menu. Gourmet burgers and pizzas will join the lineup, and our seafood offerings will increase. 8

With the Marquee removed, we also welcome ‘The Deck’ at Snapper & Co. providing the full al fresco restaurant experience. Enjoy full table service in this new space, designed to take in the beautiful location while providing protection from the elements.

Artist's 3D render of the renovated courtyard.

The Yacht Club Restaurant and function rooms will continue to operate as usual, along with the popular upstirs balcony. Canberra Yacht Club will also see upgraded facilities including new showers and change rooms as well as a new shop, office and ‘Sailor's Cabin’ as part of the project. Commencement and staging of the project is based on the Government approval process, so keep an eye out as we’ll post regular updates on our social media pages and through our weekly email newsletter to Members. 9


ARO TY I N U M COM Karinya House

Not all women who are pregnant or parenting have access to safety, shelter, and a positive support network. Through the Community Rewards program, our Members assist Karinya House as they provide these women with essential services such as casework management, supported and transitional housing, and group support. Help Karinya House support local mothers by visiting to nominate them as your preferred Community Rewards partner. Enjoy our Magic Pudding during July and we'll donate $2 from each sale to Karinya House. See page 12 for more details.


Tuggeranong Footy

An amalgamation of four local AFL clubs (the Hawks, Lions, Swans and Bulldogs) the Tuggeranong Valley Australian Football Club (TVAFC) are big supporters of women in sport, and are open to players of all ages, abilities and experience levels. Our Community Rewards program provides much needed financial support to TVAFC, helping with the costs associated with maintaining teams in the local AFL competition, including uniforms, equipment and ground hire. By easing the strain of these costs, our Members help the TVAFC keep their focus on the field, and on their love of the game! Want to support the Tuggeranong Valley Australian Football Club? Nominate them as your preferred Community Rewards Partner today by visiting

Community Rewards Support a community, sporting or school group of your choice by linking them to your Membership card, and we will calculate the equivalent of 7.5 cents for every dollar spent on eligible food and beverages at our hospitality venues to be donated by us to your nominated group. You pick a group and we'll donate. No extra cost to you. Huge benefits for our community! Choose a group to support at

ACT Rescue and Foster

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) is a not-for-profit charity run entirely by volunteers, rescuing and rehoming dogs from pounds in Canberra and the surrounding region. Foster carers look after the dogs in their own homes until loving forever homes are found for them. Some dogs are adopted in a couple of weeks, while others may take many months, and some are so gorgeous that their carers fall in love with them and adopt them themselves. ARF carers love dogs and want to make it easy for their new owners, giving the dogs a head start with the best care possible. Funds raised through our Community Rewards program go directly towards improving the dogs' health and happiness such as vet fees, food, equipment and training. You can support the good work done by the team at ARF by nominating them as your Community Rewards Partner by visiting

Thanks to you! A shout out and big thank you to all of our Members who chose a Community Rewards partner and came in for a meal during our Double Rewards Program. We’ve raised around $200,000 for our Community since March and we couldn’t have done it without you!

ARF! ARF! It's Ferdi!

Ferdi is one of over 3,000 dogs rescued by ARF over the last 20 years. Ferdi’s foster carer tells us that if we were to ask Ferdi what his ideal day would be, we can pretty much guarantee his answer would be, "Whatever involves you!" Ferdi loves to be with his people and just hang out – he really loves being a part of the family. A car addict, he is happy to go wherever you take him. He melts into pats and will give you a nudge to make sure that you know he is still there and waiting for more pats and cuddles. Ferdi’s ideal person would be someone who is home with him for most of the time, such as a retiree or someone who works from home, with access to both inside and outside areas so he can run around. Ferdi does have some significant separation anxiety and storm phobia that he is working through, so his new people will need to make an ongoing commitment to manage his needs. His new carer will need to be committed to helping Ferdi feel comfortable in his own skin.

For more information about Ferdi go to the ARF website at 11



All Venues


Soft plastics are a problem for the environment and the Club is playing its part by removing single use plastics. You may have noticed that we’ve already removed plastic straws, and plastic cutlery will be gone from July. We’ll also be removing paper towels from our bathrooms and replacing them with automatic hand dryers.

Be transported to a faraway tropical paradise with Woden's A Taste of the Tropics. Enjoy a delicious four course dinner expertly crafted by Head Chef Brad Howden, with an optional package of matched wines available for $24.

It's easy being green...

We are committed to a more sustainable future, with solar panels on all of our Venues except Yacht Club. Panels will be installed at the Yacht Club in August, as well as an Electric Vehicle charging station in the upgraded car park.

Support Karinya House with us

Our delicious Magic Pudding is back for July, with $2 from every sale being donated to Karinya House for Mothers and Babies. We're proud to support the great work they do for our community. $10.50 for Members at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison.


A Taste of the Tropics

$56 for four courses. 6.30pm Friday 30 July. Book at now.

Truffle Dinner

Enjoy a superb five courses at Woden's annual truffle dinner with Truffle Farmer Jayson Mesman hosting the night. 6.30pm Thursday 12 August. Tickets are available from for $95 for five courses. Add an optional matched wine package for $30.

A Taste of New Orleans We'll be hosting another in our 'Taste of' series, with some delicious spicy dishes on Friday 22 October at Woden. Check for all the details closer to the date.


Local Truffle Dinner

Enjoy a delectable five course dinner highlighting the rich earthy flavour and aroma of our locally sourced truffles. The five courses will be matched with a selection of wines from our cellar range, with the evening hosted by Jayson Mesman, owner of Canberra's very own Truffle Farm. $95 for 5 courses with optional matched wines available for additional $30. 6.30pm Thursday 29 July. Check our website at to book your spot.

Upcoming Dinners

Save the date for our wine dinner at Tuggeranong on Thursday 9 September. We'll also be hosting our popular vegan dinner on Friday 15 October. Check our website at closer to the dates for all the details.

Getting to Know... Kim Parker Kim has been working at our Tuggeranong Club for just over 10 years. If you've ever dined at the Valley Grill, you would surely recognise Kim and her friendly smile. Her hobbies include volleyball, going to the gym, and reading, and she speaks fluent Japanese. Her favourite memory of working at the Club is her first wine dinner with Chef Bradley Howden, and her funniest memory is the time she took a little tumble down the stairs in front of a group of patrons! Kim's favourite meal is the popular Prawn Linguini. Next time you are visiting Tuggeranong, say a big hello to Kim when she takes your order.

High Tea is back! $45 Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison Catering for 3 to 4 people, the whole family will love our delicious array of traditional finger sandwiches and housemade sweets, with fresh scones, housemade jam and clotted cream. Tuggeranong 10am and 3pm on the last Saturday of the month. Jamison 2.30pm on the last Saturday of the month. Woden 3pm on the last Sunday of the month. Bookings essential. Book at 13




De Bortoli Wine Dinner

Hosted by Marc Scalzo of Victoria's Rutherglen Estate, Jamison's De Bortoli wine dinner promises to be a night of great food and exceptional wine. Diners will be treated to a five course meal designed by Executive Chef Jojy Vattoly, accompanied by matched wines from De Bortoli. $80 for five courses with matched wines. 6.30pm Friday 23 July. Visit to secure your spot.

Jamison Upgrades

There has been some work done to the Jamison Club over the last couple of months, including a full re-roof over a section of the Cornerstone Restaurant. There has also been some painting in our gaming area, the Catchpole Room, and the outdoor dining space. There is more planned for later on this year, so keep updated on our Facebook page.


Fun for Kids at Henry's

Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison

Has your child joined Henry's Club? Designed for children between 3 and 12 years of age, membership is free and comes with some great benefits! Members receive a birthday card with a special surprise, discounted entry to our school holiday workshops and an exclusive pre-order period when children's entertainment acts perform at our venues. Visit Reception next time you're in the Club to sign your child up.

Weekly Specials Shake Up! Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison

From Thursday 1 July, we'll be changing our weekly dining offers. Old favourites like Kids Eat Free and Burger Bunanza have moved to a new day, while new offerings like Pizza Saturday, and Sunday Roast are joining the mix. View our updated dining offers on page 16.

Check in with Check in CBR Now mandatory at all venues

All Members and guests are required to check in using the Check In CBR app when joining us. Once you've downloaded the app and saved your contact details, scan our QR code while entering – you're good to go once you get the green tick. Don't have a phone or need some help checking in? Just ask our friendly team, they're more than happy to help!


AR CLUBS H T L A E H Stellar Swim

Infant Classes at Stellar

Our infant lessons at Stellar Swim are a great way to bond with your little one, while introducing them to water safety. Why not come down and meet our amazing team of instructors and have a free trial – we offer infant classes throughout the week including weekday mornings, afternoons and weekends. See our website at for more details about infant classes.

Southern Cross Health Club Welcome back Kasie

We are delighted to welcome back Kasie Nugent to the Club, in the role of Manager of the Southern Cross Health Club. Kasie has just moved back to Canberra after 3 years in Melbourne where she played AFL football for Williamstown in the VFLW. She’ll be playing for Eastlake here in Canberra, and we were thrilled to get her back in a full time role with the Club at Stellar. Kasie is a great addition to our team – she's a relaxed person who always looks at the brighter side of things. When not at work or on the footy field, she is looking after her two dogs, Maverick and Molly!

Anytime Fitness Stellar Ryan wins an e-Scooter

Ryan De Souza has won Anytime Fitness Stellar’s e-Scooter competition, simply by referring a friend. A member since 2015, Ryan trains at Stellar regularly and was very excited when he received the winner's call.

8 Week Challenge Winner

The 2021 Anytime Fitness 8 Week Challenge has come to an end, with fifteen members from Anytime Fitness Stellar all achieving amazing results! The results were impressive for weight loss, healthier habits and improved motivation, but the big prize winner was Gabrielle Paten, pictured below right. If you want to set a target for a healthier you, get in touch with the team at one of our Anytime Fitness gyms at Stellar, Woden, Tuggeranong, Lanyon, Weston, Jerrabomberra, or Jamison for a program that is tailored for you.

Our new Group Exercise schedule has just been released for the Southern Cross Health Club at Stellar Canberra. We’ve got over 100 different classes each week and after listening to your feedback we’ve made some tweaks to the weekly program, bringing back Yoga on Tuesdays at 8.30am and Sundays at 8am. Pick up your new timetable at Stellar or download it at

Dining Offers What


Sunday Roast

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Sunday Lunch and Dinner

Kids Eat Free

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Monday Lunch and Dinner

Chicken Schnitzel Night

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Tuesday Dinner

Indian Thali

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Wednesday Dinner

Gourmet Burger Bunanza

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Thursday Lunch and Dinner

Fresh Fish Friday

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Friday Dinner

Pizza Saturday

Woden Tuggeranong Jamison Saturday Noon­–5pm

Order a warm and hearty Roast of the Day every Sunday for lunch or dinner for $19.90 at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison. This is a cut above the usual, with something new offered each week. Buy one main meal (minimum value $17) on Mondays between 11am and 9pm and receive one kid’s main meal for lunch or dinner for a child 12 years or under from the kid’s menu FREE. Enjoy our famous crumbed chicken breast schnitzel with chips, salad and gravy from just $12.90 for dinner. Add one of our great toppings including classic Parma or Wild West for $2, or try our Garlic Prawns topping for $5 extra. Thali is a great way to try Indian food, with a variety of dishes in one plate, offering a balance of different flavours and spices. Try our Prawn Curry, Butter Chicken, Beef Madras or Vegetarian Thali for $19.90.




*Member’s Price. Terms and Conditions apply.

Grab a gourmet burger and a schooner of Carlton Dry, a glass of red or white wine, or a soft drink for just $17.90 every Thursday for lunch or dinner. Try the Central Beef at Woden, or the Mr Crackle pork belly at Tuggeranong and Jamison. Start your weekend with two whole fresh fish or two fresh fillet fish on offer from $25 every Friday night. Available fish will change week, so check the specials board each time you visit. Enjoy a delicious freshly made artisan pizza for only $15 when ordered between noon and 5pm on Saturdays. It's the perfect way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon with friends at your Club.


See in venue for full terms and conditions • For members only

Entertainment Who


Hayley Jensen – Breakin’ Hearts

Friday 6 August

Celebrating the release of her 4th studio album, ‘Breakin’ Hearts’, including hit singles ‘Fireworks’, ‘Just Gonna Party’ and the title track, which shot up the charts to become the Number 1 Australian song at Country Radio. This is a show not to miss!

6pm Dinner and Show Adult $77.75, Child $57.75 8pm Show only Adult $40.75, Child $20.75

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Friday 20 August

Adam Harvey: Highway One

Friday 10 September

Taking audiences on a musical and visual journey from the 1960s London’s psychedelic underground, all the way to their 1990s powerhouse performances as the undisputed masters of stadium rock.

Featuring songs from his new album and many of his classic hits, as well as Adam’s engaging and entertaining stories from his travels around the country, along with guest solo artist Raechel Whitchurch.

6pm Dinner and Show $89.75 8pm Show $52.75

6pm Dinner and Show Adult $74.75, Child $54.75 8pm Show only Adult $37.75, Child $17.75

Truly Lionel and Rod

Saturday 23 September

Snow White & the Seven Cool Dudes

Tuesday 28 September

From Chicago USA, music icon Doug Williams as Lionel Richie joins Dave Patten as Rod Stewart, for a truly magnificent tribute concert event featuring an 8 piece full-scale concert production with solo performances and specially crafted duets. An interactive, educational and fun performance for children featuring a modern rework of the classic story, including rap, song and dance for all.

Celtic Beat – Legends of Ireland

A nostalgic and mystical breathtaking journey where Irish eyes are smiling. Peter Byrne and Eileen McCann feature the music of The Corrs, Foster & Allen, The Fureys, Van Morrison, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, U2 and many more.

6pm Dinner and Show $74.75 8pm Show $37.75

11am Show, doors open 10am Target audience is 3–11 years Adult $20, Child $20

Saturday 6 November

6pm Dinner and Show $82.75 8pm Show $47.75

Book at or in person at Woden • Booking fee extra


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$17.95 per week $0 joining fee, $0 access tag No lock in contract

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