All about Portarlington Bowls Club


Welcome to the Portarlington Bowls Club. We hope this website will be a convenient, easy to use resource for all club and game news.

Established in 1920 and proudly celebrating 100 years the Club is situated adjacent to the beach and wharf on Western Reserve the Portarlington Bowling Club is a great place to not only enjoy a game of bowls but to enjoy the beautiful location in great company.

Location: Western Reserve, Portarlington Victoria 3223 (for google maps use Harding Street)

Telephone: 5259 2482   or   0480 304 810 (for bookings and information)

Managing Director:                  Robert White

Director of Administration:      John McGlone

Director of Finance:                  Frank Gliwa

Female Director:                       Sue Gardner

Male Director:                          Robert  Potts

Ladies Bowls Director:              Marg King

Mens Bowls Director:               Barry Hirth

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Club please contact the Club or

Robert White                                                       0402 006 553

Membership  Co-ordinator    Helen Gliwa          0413 430 646


House Committee –  Bruce Gardner, Mick Delaney, Mal Weales, Maja Hoffman, John Hoffman

Bar Committee – Stafford Curran, Ken Durran, Frank Gliwa

Greens Director – Doug Stephens

Maintenance Committee – Ray Bensch, Mal Weales

Catering Committee – Anne Cassar, Trish Ryan, Rhonda Delaney, Trish Curran


11 thoughts on “All about Portarlington Bowls Club

  1. Dear Members,
    Re: Blazer of the Late Roy Barnes

    I have in my possession a club Blazer of my late father and would be happy to post it to the club if anyone had a need for it. It is in good condition. Please advise if you would like me to do this.
    Jennifer Haddrell
    Daughter of the late Godfrey Roy Barnes

  2. Hi,
    I’m just wondering if you have croquet at the club too.
    I was a member at East Geelong about 10 years ago and really miss playing. I am just a social player though

  3. I’m the secretary of Portarlington Maltese Pensioners Assoc and would like to organise a game and a bbq for our members. Is this possible? For the end of February.

  4. Hello, I moved to Portarlington 2 years ago and I am interested in playing bowls. I know the season is almost finished but wanted to find out what I have to do. I am new to the game but willing to learn and want to join a sports club and get involved in all aspect of the club.

    • Hi Leanne,
      Thanks for your message re starting Bowls.
      We cater for all bowlers from beginners to Division 1 bowlers so you’re most welcome to come and try bowls to see how you enjoy it first before you join as a Member .
      Our bowling year runs from 1 May – 30 April the next year and we have Social Bowls nearly every week of the year on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons .
      Coaching is available to you at no cost once you have joined the Club as a Member.
      The Club also has Pennant teams competing in the Geelong Bowls Region from October through to March with Tuesday ( Midweek) Pennant and Saturday Pennant available to you if you’re feeling competitive !

      If you would like to come and have a look at the Club to check us out feel free to give me a call on 0492 973 219 or message me back here and we can arrange that.

      Look forward to seeing you at Portarlington Bowls Club in the near future.

      John McGlone
      Director of Administration

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