About the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia
A historic Club for discerning ladies and gentlemen with diverse backgrounds. Membership does not require an individual to have had previous service with Australian or Commonwealth Military Forces.
The Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia is a prestigious private Club in Adelaide where its elegance and atmosphere offers a comfortable background to the social and networking needs of its male and female members.
With the Club’s origins tracing back to 1879 when it was formed as the Militia Officers’ Club of South Australia it is not surprising that the Club continues to respect its military traditions and heritage. While originally for military officers the Club now embraces a vibrant, active membership from diverse civilian backgrounds who appreciate the benefits that a historic club can offer.
Members are encouraged to enjoy the Club’s range of themed events, modern amenities, accommodation, and service that excels at offering different dining experiences, ranging from the casual visit through to dining for the connoisseurs of exquisite food and wine. In addition, the Club can accommodate private functions for numbers ranging from 20 to 80 guests.
The Club is located in a heritage listed town mansion clubhouse at 111 Hutt Street, Adelaide, where the amenities and service provides members with an elegant, inviting and friendly ‘home away from home’ environment in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
The Club is also proud of the reciprocal relationships that it has established with similar clubs located interstate and overseas. With only a letter of introduction from the Club, members can stay in the heart of some of the world’s most iconic cities.
The Crest & Motto Of The Club
The original crest was Army inspired and, as it bears no direct resemblance to any British Regimental Crest, is thought to have been designed by a local artist. In 1947, the crest was re-designed to include the Tudor Crown for the Navy and the Eagle for the Air Force, in keeping with the tri-service nature of our Club.
The motto “Pro Aris et Focis” has British origins, being used by a number of British regiments and literally translates as “for hearth and home”.