Given the choice, would you prefer to live high above the city in a luxurious apartment or on the shores of the inland waterways of the Gold Coast? That’s the question you’ll have to answer if you’re holding the lucky ticket in RSL draw 358.

This is a $2.4 million draw that’s generating a lot of excitement not only for its sheer value, but for the makeup of the first prize package. First up is a top floor apartment in Blues Point Tower, a familiar Sydney landmark that’s seen its fair share of controversy over the years. The building was heritage listed in 1993 and is now home to the city’s rich and famous. Alternatively, you could choose a sprawling family home in Broadbeach Waters, bordering the inland waterway that takes you past Surfers Paradise to the open ocean. The catch with this one is that there’s an additional $555,000 in gold bullion thrown in, just to make the choice all that much harder.

RSL draws are always packed with value, and this one’s no different. Two spectacular options, lots of gold, and design features second to none. You’re not going to want to miss your chance of having to make the difficult choice between harbour views and sunsets over the canal.

Urban Glamour

It may be hard to believe that over the years, critics of modernist architecture wanted to tear down the Blues Point Tower. It was to be the centrepiece of a much larger residential development on the waterfront but ended up being the only structure completed on McMahons Point by architect Harry Seidler. People loved to poke fun at it when the tower was first built, calling it an eyesore and bemoaning the loss of neighbouring Victorian housing. Time has a way of tempering tastes, however, and an apartment in the heritage listed building is now a much sought-after piece of Sydney real estate.

The 3-bedroom prize apartment on the 24th floor is worth over $2.2 million dollars and much of that value comes from its prime location. Panoramic views of the city can be seen from every window and all the attractions of the city are within easy reach. The Sydney Opera House is six kilometres away and it’s a quick stroll to the closest station. You may find that your car spends most of its time in the secure parking when you’ve got such a wide array of shopping and dining options within walking distance.

Sydney is a world-class city and there’s a reason so many tourists put it high on their list of places to visit again and again. You’ll be able to watch the boats sail in the harbour from the comfort of your living room, have a night out at any number of classy venues, and come home to an apartment that’s laden with stylish features. If you’ve always wanted to live high above the city in a home that’s always seemed out of reach, you’re going to want to get your tickets in this terrific draw before they’re all gone.

Living in Blues Point Tower

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into this exclusive apartment on the top floor of Blues Point Tower is the spectacular view. Every window gives you a panoramic glimpse of the harbour and surrounding city, jaw-dropping at any time of the day or night. You’ll also be impressed with the size. The home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a spacious living area.

The bistro-style kitchen has all of the amenities you’d expect to find in a home of this calibre and attractive tile-work that accentuates the green and cream palate of the interior décor. The furnishings bring a contemporary style to the functional layout which includes two lovely French balconies off the living room and master bedroom.

The apartment has been lovingly refurbished but retains many of its heritage-designated architectural features. The windows are set at mid-level on the walls, in an unbroken line which sets the view in a characteristic “picture frame” motif. Lush fabrics, rugs, and accent pillows round out the superb design package which makes this home genuinely distinctive.

Features of the Sydney Apartment

Harry Seidler’s infamous masterpiece has withstood 50 years of heated debate to emerge as one of Sydney’s most desirable residences. Carefully selected furnishings and appliances bring contemporary styling to an apartment you’ll love to call home.

  • First prize package worth $2,418,386
  • Completed in 1962, heritage listed in 1993
  • Apartment, including balconies, spans 100 square metres
  • Integrated living and dining room with access to balcony
  • Master bedroom has a full-length robe
  • Two additional bedrooms, one with walk-in robe
  • Two full bathrooms and separate laundry facilities
  • Single-vehicle parking
  • Ducted air conditioning
  • $48,272 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • 12 months of rates, water and body corporate fees, worth $17,029
  • Transfer duty worth $108,710
  • Legal transfer fees, worth $1,375
  • $3,000 travel voucher

Rental income for the apartment is estimated to be $62,400 per year.

Waterfront Serenity

The communities of the Gold Coast can get a little hectic with all the attractions and venues that draw so many tourists to the area every year. If you’d prefer something a little more out of the way but still within easy distance of the beach, the second option in draw 358 might be just what you’re looking for.

There are almost 900 kilometres of residential waterfront land along the Gold Coast’s inland waterways. They were first built in the 1950s and continue to be a familiar feature of modern residential development on the coast. The home in Broadbeach Waters backs onto a stretch of water that winds up the Nerang River with deep water access past Main Beach. If you’ve always wanted a boat, you’ll be able to keep it tied to your private pontoon at the back of the house and explore miles of waterways lined with stately homes, parks and golf courses on your way to the ocean.

The beauty of this location is that you’ll be able to retreat to the peace and quiet of your waterfront home after making the most of all the nearby attractions. Surfers Paradise is five minutes away, and you’ll have your pick of some of the best beaches in the country. There’s plenty of local shopping and dining, or you can head to nearby Pacific Fair or Broadbeach if you want a change of pace. If you like to golf, the Surfers Paradise Golf Club is practically across the street and Palm Meadows is minutes away.

With this option, you’ll also have $555,000 in gold bullion to spend any way you please. That should tie something very nice to your pontoon or park a brilliant new ride in your two-car garage. No matter what’s included in your Gold Coast dream, you can make it happen with this incredible draw.

A Luxurious Family Home

The residence on the Gold Coast is a five-bedroom home that’s perfect for a growing family or for welcoming lots of overnight guests. It has 450 square metres of living space that includes both casual and formal dining areas, a huge al fresco, an extensive kitchen, and a bar that will make you feel like a professional mixologist.

The five bedrooms are all generously proportioned, and one has been transformed into a functional home office. The master looks out onto the pool and has a great ensuite with a walk-in shower. Outside, you can relax by the pool, stretch out on the grass, or wander down to the canal and take in the sights from your pontoon.

Every foot of the home is a stunning reflection of its $145,012 design package. Impeccable furnishings, high-end electricals and whimsical accent pieces. The creamy-white palate is complemented by sunny yellows and soothing green touches, with a warm grey providing the dominant secondary tone. This home is lavish, classy, and styled for ease-of-living.

Features of the Home in Broadbeach Waters

With a rich design package, waterfront setting and spacious interior, this home has it all. Entertain, relax, and make the most of Gold Coast living at its finest.

  • $2,418,386 first prize package
  • $555,000 in gold bullion
  • Home built in 2016 with a current property value of $1,710,000
  • 450 square metres of living space, lot is 938 square metres
  • Oversized kitchen and dining room
  • Large al fresco with BBQ and lounge seating
  • Pantry and breakfast island in the kitchen, low-profile appliances
  • Wet bar between kitchen and dining room
  • Lounge room with entertainment centre
  • Five bedrooms, one converted to a home office
  • Two ensuites, additional full bath and two powder rooms
  • Generous robes and storage cupboards
  • Decked and landscaped inground pool
  • Private pontoon
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Two-car garage
  • Ample space for a caravan or trailer out front
  • $145,012 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • 12 months of rates and water worth $4,000
  • Legal transfer fees worth $1,375
  • $3,000 travel voucher

Rental income for the home is estimated to be $62,400 per year.

Additional Prizes

Draw 358 includes two additional prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 in gold bullion. Only 2,680,000 tickets are available for this draw, giving you an even better chance of winning the $2.4 million first prize package or one of the two gold bullion prizes.

Make A Note of These Dates

25 August 2018: The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 358 closes at 6pm AEST.

31 August 2018: The draw will take place at 10am AEST at Anzac House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the draw and take in all the excitement as one lucky winner walks away with a $2.4 million prize package.

Winner will receive a notification from the RSL by registered mail. You can also find a list of winners in the Courier Mail and The Australian on September 3rd, 2018. Results will be posted to this site following the draw.

Take the Tour on the Gold Coast

If you’re the lucky winner in draw 358, you’ll only have 10 days to decide which prize option you’d like to take. You can make that decision a little easier by touring the home in Broadbeach Waters before the close of the draw. It’s open for viewing between 9am and 5pm, seven days a week until end of the day on August 25th. Afterwards, why not stop for a meal at a local restaurant and watch the sunset over the water, or head to Surfers for a night of world-class entertainment.

The address for the prize home is 3 Nootka Court, Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218. It will take you about an hour to drive here from Brisbane, and around five minutes to get to Surfers Paradise.

The apartment in Blues Point Tower will not be open for viewing by the public prior to the draw. If you happen to be in Sydney, however, it’s well worth a drive-by. Most locals know where to find it, and you’ll be struck by its enviable location along the Sydney Harbour waterfront. Just imagine the view from the 24th floor!

The Blues Point Tower prize home is located at 144/14-28 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, NSW 2060.

Purchase Your Ticket Book for Draw 358

Ticket books are now on sale and they provide the best value for your lottery dollar. Bonus tickets are awarded after making a minimum $20 purchase and there’s more gold bullion in the pot if you have the winning ticket.

SpendReceiveBonus Prize
$100 Book25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)$135,000 Gold Bullion
$75 Book19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)$105,000 Gold Bullion
$50 Book13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)$85,000 Gold Bullion
$30 Book8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)$55,000 Gold Bullion
$20 Book5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)$40,000 Gold Bullion
$10 Book2 Chances to Win$30,000 Gold Bullion

The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.

Thank you for supporting the work of the RSL and the services they provide to Australia’s returned servicemen and women. Best of luck in the draw and we hope you’ll soon be living the life in Sydney or relaxing in your Gold Coast retreat.