The Gold Coast German Club or “Deutscher Klub” had been celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. The family-style club located at 3 Jondique Avenue, Merrimac had very humble beginnings.

It all began with a bunch of enthusiastic German migrants. The club was founded in 1975, monthly dance nights were held in various RSL Clubs around the coast. The aim was to build our own club. Funds were raised through special functions and the help of sponsors.

In 1978, the committee was able to buy a few acres of land near Merrimac. Soon after the clubhouse began to take shape. The German Club’s Oktoberfest carnival put the club on the map. The traditional food and beer festival was first held at the Southport Show grounds and later at the Carrara Sports Ground.

The Oktoberfest has become one of the coasts most popular events. It is held in the first week of October at the German Club. Numerous people from a variety of cultural backgrounds come along to celebrate the festival of food and beer.

The committee was enthusiastic about the future of the club. Hundreds of volunteers have spent many hours giving up their spare time to create one the nicest ethnic clubs in the Southern Hemisphere.

Everyone is given a warm welcome at the German Club.