The Ashburton Club & MSA
Our Story

The Ashburton Club and MSA opened as a gentlemen’s club in the Ashburton Arcade in 1885. The Club has been in its current location on Burnett/Havelock Street since 1920.

Known far and wide during the 1900s, as it was one of the few places legally allowed to sell alcohol during the prohibition years as a registered Working Men’s Club and not a bar. 

Today, the Club has a thriving local membership. We welcome Ashburton members and their guests, as well as members from over 300 affiliated clubs nationwide. International visitors from Australia and other countries from other affiliated clubs can also make use of our facilities while visiting Ashburton.

Our Committee

The Ashburton Club and MSA Committee are a group of selected long-standing club members from the Ashburton community.

Together, they are committed and dedicated to seeing the club grow and thrive well into the future. The committee enjoys spending time with all club members and welcomes all feedback.

John Withell – President

Top 10 Reasons
to Become a Member

There is a members-only loyalty system that operates in the bar, cafe and bottle store. When you a purchase in the bar, cafe or bottle store you get 2% of the cost credited to your loyalty account which can be redeemed at the bar or bottle store.

It is essential to show your Club membership card to get and redeem loyalty points. 

Other members-only benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Loyalty points
  • 15% discount for a WOF at VTNZ + 2.5% for the club
  • 10% off at Noble 600
  • 2% off at the on-site bottle store
  • Discounts at Assure motels nationwide
  • Club member benefits at any of over 300 affiliated clubs nationwide
  • Courtesy van service on the weekends 
  • Discounted glass hire
  • Discounted function room hire
  • Discount at Resene ColorShop – 30% off 4 litres & under – 10% off 10 litres
  • 10 % off at BonBlack Hair Lounge on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday before 1pm 03-308 770

everything you need to know

If you have another question that we haven’t answered here, please get in touch with us. 

Visit our membership page for the full list of fees and membership options for adults, individuals, couples and more. Junior memberships are also available from 15 years of age.

Get great deals at our onsite bottle store. Visit their website to find out about the latest deals. All Club members get 2% off and can collect loyalty points on the presentation of their membership cards. Loyalty points can be redeemed at the main bar, cafe or bottle store.

Noble 600 proudly caters for all dietary requirements, including gluten-free, coeliac, vegetarian and vegan. They are a family-friendly restaurant that also has a great quiz night every Tuesday with lots of fantastic prizes. Club members get 10% off.

Email or call them to make your restaurant booking. 

03 928 8173

The Club holds a Permanent Charter affiliated with Clubs New Zealand (Inc). We welcome members from other affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand and Australia. International visitors are welcome to contact us to get visitor status while in Ashburton.

Fill in the application form online and our team will contact you to complete your application and payment. Paper forms are also available at the club and the bottle store.

Information about how to join a club activity (club section) is available on the Club Activities page.
All the contacts for each of the club activities are conveniently listed under each of the activities.
If you have any questions or are unsure, please contact us and we will assist you.

What’s on

There is always something happening at the Club. See what’s on at the Club all year round.