The Queanbeyan Leagues Club was founded in 1963. At the time gaming
machines were not legal in the ACT so the QLC became the venue in the
In December 1972 the Queanbeyan Leagues Club was burnt to the ground and
was rebuilt a year later. As a part of the redevelopment, the famous
"Blue Room" was built. The Blue Room became the place to go in the region
with its silver service dining and musical entertainment.
Also rebuilt was the QLC's auditorium, which brought headline acts to
Queanbeyan including the Delltones and Johnny O'Keefe.
In 1989 the Auditorium was revamped and a nightclub was built. However
the QLC continued to bring big name acts to the region of another
generation, and bands such as Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl played to a
sold out crowd.
In 1982 the Canberra Raiders were established, and with them and their
early success the QLC continued to grow in leaps and bounds.