Stockton Council was incorporated on 14th October 1889. The council chambers were erected in 1891 on the corner of Clyde and Douglas streets, and officially opened by the Mayor, Alderman O’Mara on Tuesday 24th May 1892.
From the 1st January 1939 the land and building was leased to the Stockton RSL sub branch, who later purchased the site in 1958. They renovated the council building in 1962, and it became the Sub Branch’s club house and social club. In 1969 the original council building was demolished and new club house for the RSL was built.