Welcome to the Darwin Bowls and Social Club





Darwin Bowls and Social Club (Inc) is one of the Territory’s oldest bowls clubs. It is situated close to the city in beautiful Fannie Bay at 8 Conacher Street, just down the road from the Museum and Art Gallery, and welcomes members, visitors and guests. The club is also available for hire for private functions.


Current Opening Hours:

Monday: 3.00pm to 7.00pm            Thursday: 12.00pm to 9.00 pm

Tuesday: 10.00am to 9.00pm         Friday: 12.00 pm to 12.00am

Wednesday: 10.00am to 9.00pm    Saturday: 12.00pm to 12.00am

Sunday: 10.00am to 9.00pm

Darwin Bowls and Social Club invites you come down and enjoy the ‘Old Darwin’ ambience and hospitality.

The Darwin Bowls and Social Club (Inc) was formed in 1959, and originally the bowling surface was shredded rubber!

The clubhouse and greens were lucky survivors of Cyclone Tracy on Xmas eve 1974.

Over the years grass greens were installed and the club maintained two turf greens. In 2013 the board authorised a feasibility study to investigate the merits of converting our greens to synthetic grass and to construct a cover over one of the greens. From this feasibility study an application for funding was made to the Northern Territory Govt. to complete the project. In April 2014 the NT Government announced that we were successful in our application and the club recieved $1.6M to complete the project. Work began in October 2015 to transform the greens with the front green converted to synthetic grass and opened in November of that year. In April 2016 construction started on the cover over the Rex Eddy Green (back green) followed by the installation of a second synthetic green which was completed in June 2016. The final stage was finished in September 2016 with the construction of a sealed carpark. 

We welcome all visitors to the club to enjoy our facilities.

The additional links on this page will give you detailed information on the corporate structure of the club, details of our valuable sponsors and our contact details.

Darwin Bowls Club co-host 2018 National Sides Championships

In May 2018 our club along with the Nightcliff Bowls Club co-hosted the Australian Sides Championships over 5 days from May 2nd to May 8th. The event handed our club an opportunity to showcase our facilities to the best in the business.

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Darwin hosts the 2017 National Champion of Champions

Darwin Bowls & Social Club hosted this years National Champion of Champions event where Colleen Orr and Trystan Smallacombe represented the Darwin Bowls Club after beating their Northern Territory counterparts in the NT Champion of Champions event earlier in the year.

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2018 Bowls Premier League Cup

This years BPL final is set to go off at the Darwin Bowls Club on either Saturday October 6th or Friday Night Oct 5th. - TBC. 3 teams have made the final and all are set to fight it out in a round robin with the winning team to win an expenses-paid trip to the BPL Cup National Finals, played at Queensland's Club Pine Rivers.

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Darwin Bowls Club host Test match

The Australian Defence Force national lawn bowls team flew into Darwin on Friday 10 March 2017 to compete in the first ever three test series against the Northern Territory, in what is hoped to be the first of many annual challenges.

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