The Watsonia Returned Services League (RSL) Sub branch was formed in 1952. The Club was incorporated on the 5th May 1998, and is now known as Watsonia RSL Sub branch Inc. In 1952 Watsonia was an outer suburb, subdivided for War Service Homes and lacking in most community facilities. The Watsonia RSL Club, through the dedication of its members quickly established itself as a centre for community activities.
Fifty years later, the club has continued to grow with the suburb, and is now one of the foremost RSL clubs in the state, and a major provider of hospitality and entertainment to the surrounding community.
Today, Watsonia RSL boasts more than three thousand members and is still expanding, not only in social activities, but also in community service through the Sub branch's dedicated work for Veterans, family and the broader community.